The following health articles were written for local publications by BEBHS Medical Director, Emilia Gordon, DVM.
- Pudgy Dogs (Fetch! The Paper)
- Summer Safety (Fetch! The Paper)
- Shelter Health: The Real Story (Fetch! The Paper)
- Spay and Neuter
- Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus: FIP
- Cat Health Information
- Indoor Cat Initiative
- Winn Feline Foundation
- Veterinary Partner
- American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians
- Mar Vista Pet Web Library
Time is of the utmost importance when dealing with a pet that needs emergency medical care. Don't be caught unprepared. BEBHS does not offer after-hours emergency care.
- Know where your local emergency clinics are located. See our list below.
- Keep a list of your local emergency vet clinics posted where you can easily access it, near your home phone or on your refrigerator, for instance. Print a PDF version of our list.
- Program emergency clinic numbers into your cell phone along with poison prevention numbers; you never know when and where you will need these numbers. Don't have a cell phone? Keep a list in your wallet.
- Make a practice run to your nearest emergency clinic and plan your quickest route. You do not have time to get lost when your pet needs you the most.
- If your pet has any medical condition or takes prescription medication, have a document prepared that lists the condition, medication names, and dosages. It's important to bring this information with you to the emergency clinic, if possible. This can help the emergency medical team rule out reactions to medications, overdoses, and possible contraindications so they can quickly diagnose and treat your pet's ailment.
Don't panic. We know that's easier said than done, but your best friend is relying on you to keep him/her safe and to act with confidence during an emergency. Your panic will only further stress your pet and make the situation worse for both of you. Take a step back and BREATHE to help you focus. Take a First Aid course for pets so you know how to handle the situation best - it could save your best friend's life. BEBHS offers a "First Aid and CPR for Cats and Dogs" course. Please check the list of upcoming events for the next course.
Emergency Clinics(download in PDF format)
1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco - Map
Emergency Hours: Mon-Fri 6 PM - 8 AM,
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours a day
To the best of our knowledge, the information provided on this page is correct and current. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information and this information may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to verify this information. We accept no responsibility for any actions or events related to the use of this information.
Do you have an emergency veterinary clinic to recommend in the East Bay Area that isn't listed here? Please send an email to info[at]berkeleyhumane[dot]org with details.