Experiencing an Emergency?

If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, call our hospital right away! Calling ahead will help us prepare for your arrival and the care of your pet to make sure we can do everything to help them. If you believe your pet has ingested something poisonous, bring the item with you if possible so that we can see exactly what it is.

Tehachapi Veterinary Center’s veterinarians have the skill and expertise to provide outstanding veterinary emergency and critical care services for your pet.

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Emergency Center

If you believe your pet has been poisoned, please call ASPCA Poison Control at (888) 426-4435.

In an emergency, please visit VCA Bakersfield at

(661) 327-4444

8610 Harris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311

What is a pet emergency?

Ingestion of Common Toxins

  • Human food
  • Plants
  • Rodenticides
  • Xylitol
  • Illicit drugs

Trauma Wounds

  • Hit by cars
  • Fractures
  • Porcupine Quills
  • Bite Wounds
  • Lacerations/Wounds
  • Neurologic injury
  • Snakebite wounds
  • Limping
  • Pain

Other Emergencies

  • Trouble breathing
  • Seizure
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Difficult Labor
  • Bleeding
  • Difficult urination
  • Collapse
  • Eye problems
  • Heatstroke
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea

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Tehachapi Veterinary Hospital


20693 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd Tehachapi, CA 93561

Clinic Hours

Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM Sat: 8 AM - 5 PM Sun: Closed Closed on Major Holidays. Hours may be subject to change.