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Animal Emergency Care for Urgent Needs

During our regular business hours, the team at Clayton Family Veterinary Care is fully equipped to meet most urgent medical needs. If your pet needs animal emergency care after our regular hours, please refer to our 24/7 referral hospitals below.

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For After Hours Emergency Care

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MedVet Indianapolis

(317) 872-8387
9650 Mayflower Park Dr.
Carmel, IN 46032

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

(317) 578-4100
7712 Crosspoint Commons
Fishers, IN 46038

Recognizing an Emergency

Awareness of your pet's physical or behavioral changes is an important part of being a pet parent. Furthermore, knowing which of those signs constitutes a need for animal emergency care can save their life. Contact us or a 24/7 emergency animal hospital immediately if your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Blood in urine, stool, or vomit
  • Excessive diarrhea or vomiting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Sudden confusion and disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Lameness or inability to stand
  • Injury to their eyes
  • Swollen, hard abdomen
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Signs of extreme pain
  • Heat stress or heat stroke

Bring your pet to us or an emergency pet medical facility immediately. If you're ever unsure about whether or not your pet is in need of animal emergency care, please don't hesitate to call and speak to a veterinarian first. We can help you assess the situation and direct you toward your next steps.

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I was so happy to see Dr Ross Clayton again. He is just the best vet ever. This new practice is wonderful. He always knows what I am going to ask and explains things so well."

-Catherine L.

The Clayton's are a family that truly care about your pet as if they were their own. I highly recommend you check them out"

-Leanne O.

Dr. Ross Clayton is the most caring, knowledgeable vet we could have asked for! He has taken amazing care of our dogs since 2003!"

-Jennifer M.

Dr. Clayton has been caring for my family's dogs for many years with exceptional knowledge, care and compassion. He's shown time and again his willingness to explore the best options for keeping our loved ones healthy and vital."

Katrine C.

We love Dr. Clayton! We’ve been through a lot together! Our family has had as many as 3 labs at once. We’ve had them as puppies and seniors. We lost our oldest recently and Dr. Clayton helped us through it. He’s caring and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend him!"

-Martha F.

The precise genuine care for our pets and our family as a whole sets Dr. Ross Clayton and his wife Dr. Anne Clayton apart. We appreciate their attention to detail and prompt assistance. We have had the gentle care from this family for many many years. They have shared our enthusiasm as we brought home new puppies and through the end of the life of our beloved seniors. We can’t wait for the grand opening! Best wishes Clayton Family Veterinary Care!"

-Kristy P.

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