Pet Emergency & Poison Control

Melrose Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility in Vista, CA.

Pet Emergency & Poison Control
in Vista, CA

Of course, it’s never wrong to call if you’re concerned about your pet. You know your pet best, so if something seems off in his behavior or doesn’t seem right, please contact us! If we’re not in the office, you can contact one of the emergency offices listed below, and their staff can help you assess your pet’s condition if you need to come in right away or wait for our regular hours to be seen.

Definite Emergencies

  • Not breathing
  • Unconscious/ not responding
  • Broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Straining or unable to urinate
  • Collapse/ inability to stand
  • Injury to your pet’s eyes or sudden onset blindness
  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or your pet seems to be nauseated but unable to vomit.
  • Your pet is showing signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize
  • You believe your pet has ingested a toxic substance, such as antifreeze, rat poison or other pesticides, any medication that wasn’t prescribed to her, or household cleaners. You can contact the Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 466-4435 (a fee may apply).

Emergency Hospitals

These facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and on all holidays. Their staff is on hand to deal with emergencies when we cannot be in the office. In a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest open hospital.


California Veterinary Specialists

(760) 431-2273
2310 Faraday Ave,
Carlsbad, Ca 92008
San Marcos

Veterinary Specialty Hospital

(760) 466-0600
2055 Montiel Road
San Marcos, Ca 92069

Animal Urgent Care

(760) 738-9600
2430-A South Escondido Blvd
Escondido, Ca 92025

Aspca Animal Poison Control Center

Phone Number: (888) 426-4435

Veterinary Services in Vista, CA

Pet Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment

Pet Euthanasia Services

Pet Microchipping

Puppy and Kitten Packages

Pet International Health Certificates

Pet Dentistry

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Pet Spay and Neuter

Pet Digital Diagnostic Services

Pet Wellness Care & Immunization

Pet K-laser

Pet Pain Management

Pet Surgical Services