The Hope Center Emergency Department is fully staffed 24/7 to care for sick or injured animals from Montgomery County, greater Maryland and the District of Columbia. We have trained emergency veterinarians and technicians available at our hospital 24 hours a day. If your pet is in distress or is unresponsive, immediately take them to the nearest veterinarian.
If you are experiencing an animal emergency, head immediately to The Hope Center or the nearest veterinary center. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health, call us 24 hours a day.
Hope Advanced Veterinary Center
1 Taft Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
Our hospital is conveniently located in Rockville, MD and is always open and fully-staffed to care for your pets.
Tips for Emergencies
Veterinary emergencies can be sudden and unpredictable, but through preparation, observation and quick reactions, you can help your pet have the best possible outcome.
- Store important numbers in your phone or address book:
- Your veterinarian’s phone number
- Your veterinarian’s recommended emergency hospital
- Animal Poison Control – (888) 426-4435 (888-4ANI-HELP) (fee-based program)
- Find out the location of the closest emergency veterinary hospital and know how to get there. Having a secondary route in case of traffic is also helpful.
- Always keep ID tags on your pets.
- Talk with your veterinarian about having your pet microchipped for added identification.
- Research pet insurance programs that offer emergency coverage.
- The first symptoms of many pet emergencies may be subtle. Knowing symptoms to watch for can help get your pet the care they need faster. Some of the most common animal emergencies and symptoms to watch out for can be found here. If you notice these situations, you should seek immediate emergency care for your pet.
- If your pet is in an emergency situation, you are their best chance to get the help they need. You must remain calm to be able to think through your options as well as keep your pet from sensing any distress.
- Quickly call your primary veterinarian or emergency veterinary hospital. They can help you assess your situation and provide guidance on the situation. The Hope Center is available 24/7 at 301-637-3228.