Starting Mid-September 2020...

Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center will be offering Oncology Services


Contact Us When You Arrive Get Directions For Emergencies, Call: 727-531-5752

Today, more than ever, pets have become important members of our family. When our pets are sick or injured, we want the best care possible for them. Emergency Care Center provides compassionate, high-quality emergency care for pets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our hospital is staffed with skilled doctors and technicians, capable of handling the most complicated and demanding emergencies anytime. Quality patient care and client satisfaction are our top priorities. Our commitment to providing you and your pet with the most advanced veterinary medical diagnostics and treatment, in a caring, compassionate atmosphere, is second to none.

At Emergency Care Center, we understand that a medical emergency can be a frightening experience for you and your family. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best medical care and make this experience as easy for you as possible. Since all of the hospital staff members are pet owners themselves, we understand the love you have for your pet. Each pet seen at the hospital receives the utmost veterinary care and attention from the time he or she comes into the hospital until the time he or she leaves. Additionally, we encourage you to visit your pet during his or her stay, as the positive results of a reunited pet and owner help speed up the recovery process.

The Emergency Care Center is open days, nights, weekends and holidays. Appointments are not necessary. It is comforting to know that we are here for you and your pet 24 hours a day. If you feel that your pet has an emergency, do not delay care. Prompt veterinary care gives your pet the best chance of a successful outcome and recovery.

The following are some indications and situations when you should seek veterinary emergency care:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Hit by car
  • Falling from heights
  • Physical trauma
  • Foaming from mouth
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Blue, purple or pale gums
  • Cat exhibiting open-mouth breathing
  • Cat straining to urinate
  • Bleeding heavily
  • Profuse vomiting or diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Ingestion of toxins, medications or any suspect substance

When you and your pet arrive at the hospital, the attending veterinarian performs a thorough examination of your pet. After the examination, you are informed about your pet’s medical condition. While some pets can be treated and released the same day, other must be admitted for further tests and stabilization. Patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries are admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and life support measures. Whether your pet has a minor or major medical problem, we provide him or her with the best possible care. We are devoted to providing a caring environment that treats pets and people with dignity, kindness and respect.

The Emergency Care Center offers the best in medical technology to our patients. Advanced technology gives our doctors and trained staff members the necessary tools to provide the best possible care. Oxygen support, blood pressure monitoring, transfusions, ECG, incubators, radiology and fully-equipped surgery suites with complete anesthetic monitoring capabilities, are ready for providing the best care and diagnostics for your pet.

If you have any questions or would like to take a tour of our hospital, please give us a call. Remember, we are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide emergency care for your pet.

Contact Us

Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center


1501A Belcher Road South Largo, FL 33771

Clinic Hours

Open 24 Hours