Hours of Operation


8:00am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 2:00pm



Emergency Services

Emergency CareEmergency Services for Lancaster Pets

The life of a veterinarian includes a promise that your pet is supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During our regular business hours, the veterinarians of Smith Veterinary Hospital are available to dedicate all our staff and medical resources to addressing any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

We understand medical emergencies for a beloved pet can and do happen outside of normal business hours. Should your pet experience an emergency outside of our regular hospital hours, we suggest you contact the following emergency facilities:

Animal Specialty Group
4641 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(818) 244-7977


Animal Specialty & Emergency Center
1535 So. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-1561

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your 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 emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate