Emergency Vet Care in Reno

During our regular office hours, Sage Veterinary Care is fully prepared to handle any medical emergency your pet may encounter. Our experienced staff are supported by full diagnostic and medical resources that can be used to provide high quality and timely care as well as administer the ABCs of basic life support - Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. After hours, please see the contact information for the Animal Emergency Center of Reno.

After hours emergency services are provided through:
Animal Emergency Center of Reno - 775.851.3600
6425 South Virginia, Reno (CLICK FOR MAP)
(same shopping center as Taco Bell)
Hours: Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 8 a.m.
Holidays 24 hours

Contra Costa Veterinary Emergency Center (Concord, CA) 925-798-2900
Tri-Valley Animal Emergency Center (Dublin, CA) 925-771-5630

Exotic and Small Animals
US Davis, William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Small Animal Clinic (530)- 752-1393
Emergency services available 365 days a year

When to seek emergency veterinary care:
The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:

  • Hit by car
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)


Their mission is to keep animals healthy and safe. There are significant costs to providing a hotline, but The Animal Control Hotline receives no funding from state or governmental agencies. They will work with you and your veterinarian until the case is resolved.

The Animal Control Hotline charges pet owners $35.00 per incident. Please be prepared to give them a credit card number if you call them with a poison crisis, or if we need to call them on your behalf.

The Animal Poison Control Hotline can manage exposures from:

  • Animal and Human medications
  • Plants
  • Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Household Cleaners and chemicals
  • Paints, varnishes
  • Snake bites, bee stings, and other venomous bites
  • Foods and household decorations