Weekday Emergency Services
Monday to Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Night & Weekend Emergency Services
Monday to Friday 5:00PM – 8:00AM and Saturday/Sunday
Bracken Ridge Animal Hospital – Bedford, PA
Established and Non-Established Patients Accepted!
Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital is an all-animal veterinary practice based in Bedford, PA. We provide comprehensive 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary medical services at our Bedford facility, as well as ambulatory care at your residence or on your farm in Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, Blair, Somerset, and Cambria County, PA, as well as in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington County, MD. In consideration of the importance of providing emergency and critical care to all animals, we serve both established and non-established patients.
While we do our best to accommodate all requests, emergency and critical care veterinary services cannot be guaranteed due to high demand. Established clients receive priority.
Advanced Trauma Care for Your Pet
Whether your pet has ingested something harmful, been involved in a motor vehicle incident, a fight with another animal, or seriously injured due to other trauma, Bracken Ridge Veterinary Hospital provides advanced trauma and critical care services for all types of emergency cases. Our team of skilled veterinarians and surgeons are here to provide help when your pet needs it most.
- Emergency Surgery
- Surgical Laser Soft Tissue, Orthopedic and Reconstructive Procedures
- Stationary and Portable Digital Ultrasound and Radiography
- In-House Laboratory and Pharmacy
- Therapeutic Laser Procedures
Does My Pet Require Emergency Medical Treatment?
Has your pet been hit by a vehicle? Is he experiencing significant blood loss, a broken bone or amputation? Is he having extreme difficulty breathing? Is he hard to rouse? These are medical emergencies and you should contact us immediately to arrange prompt care for your pet. The following symptoms may also indicate an emergency situation:
- Persistent Vomiting, Diarrhea, Panting, Crying, or Coughing
- Inability to Sleep, Eat, Drink, Urinate, or Defecate
- Bloody Discharge/Pus from a Wound or Incision
- Seizures or States of Altered Consciousness
- Other Unusual or Unexpected Behavior
In some cases, it may be difficult to determine if the situation warrants immediate medical attention. If you aren’t sure whether or not your pet requires emergency treatment, we encourage you to call our office. You can speak with a veterinarian who will let you know whether the situation can be remedied at home, during a regular office visit, or if immediate emergency care service is recommended.