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ASPCA poison control is available to help with potential toxic exposure cases 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Poison Control experts have also provided valuable information below to help parents recognize and protect their pets from poisonous substances including plants, human foods, human medications and more.

"The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 1 (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee will be applied to your credit card.

We understand that emergencies can be stressful, and as your dedicated veterinary team, we want to ensure the best possible care for your pet at all times.

In the event of a pet emergency, we are fully committed to providing prompt and comprehensive care. However, there might be situations where our facility is at full capacity or lacks the specialized resources needed to address certain medical conditions effectively.

Your pet's well-being is our top priority, which is why we've taken the time to research and identify alternative emergency rooms and veterinary hospitals in the area that we trust and recommend. These facilities have a proven track record of delivering exceptional care, and their experienced teams are well-equipped to handle various critical situations.

Please find below the contact information for the recommended emergency rooms:

Regional Veterinary Referral Center 




They're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take care of any pet care emergency. The have access to specialists, such as internists, surgeons and specialized imaging to get to the bottom of your pet's health care issue.

They are located at 6651 Backlick Rd Springfield, VA 22150. 

Phone (703)451-8900

 They are located at 1628A Belle View Boulevard Alexandria, VA 22307

Not every pet emergency needs to be treated at a Specialty Center or 24-hour ICU. EmmaVet is there when your Primary Care Veterinarian is closed. Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog or cat has vomited once, started having diarrhea, urinated outside the litterbox? Has your dog been at the park and gotten in a scuffle with another pet? Is your pet squinting all of a sudden or has ocular or nasal discharge? Is your dog asking to go outside to urinate more frequently? EmmaVet is available after your typical workday to help.

Phone (703)373-3774

They are located at 8500 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone (703) 752-9100

For any wild orphaned or hurt animals contact the Wild Life Hotline At (703) 440-0800 or visit the Wild Life Rescue League

A volunteer will return your call and give you instructions on how to proceed.

The helpline operates from 9:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST every day of the year. If you call after hours, your call will be returned after 9 AM the following day.

In the event you encounter any of the situations mentioned below or have other animal-related concerns, we highly recommend reaching out to your local animal control agency. They have the necessary expertise and resources to handle these situations with care and professionalism.


Contact Fairfax County Police Non Emergency / Animal Control (703) 691-2131

  1. Lost Pets: If your pet ever goes missing, contacting animal control can be one of the first steps to help reunite you with your furry friend. They can assist in locating lost pets and facilitating their safe return home.

  2. Stray Animals: Encountering a stray animal can be concerning, especially if they appear to be in distress or pose a potential risk to themselves or others. Animal control professionals are trained to handle these situations safely and appropriately.

  3. Animal Cruelty or Neglect: If you witness any form of animal cruelty or neglect, it's essential to report it to animal control. They have the expertise to investigate and address such cases to protect the well-being of the animals involved.

  4. Wildlife Concerns: Animal control can offer guidance on dealing with wildlife encounters, especially if the animals are injured or pose a threat to human safety.

  5. Community Safety: Animal control helps enforce local animal-related laws and regulations, ensuring the safety and harmony of our community.



If your pet requires the services of a veterinary specialist, VCA Southpaws can help as they offer a variety of specialty services. Services such as orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery, physical rehabilitation, urethral and tracheal stenting, collagen injections, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, advanced oncology and even truly cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

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