Airport Irvine Animal Hospital

1206 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Critical Care


Do you have a plan in place should your pet require urgent medical attention?

In the event of an emergency, every second counts. So does knowing who you can call to help. At Airport Irvine Animal Hospital, we are well-equipped to handle even the most critical cases. Our hospital is outfitted with modern tools and technology, and our staff is experienced in delivering urgent medical, diagnostic and surgical care. We will do whatever it takes to improve the chances of a full and speedy recovery.

Some of the more common pet emergencies we’ve handled include:

  • Choking/difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Trauma, such as from a fall or being struck by a car
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Lameness
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Loss of consciousness

Any of these scenarios warrants a call to the vet. We always recommend phoning ahead whenever possible, as this allows us to evaluate the situation and provide instructions on first aid. If the nature of your pet’s emergency is too urgent for a phone call, feel free to come directly to the clinic for immediate attention. Our critical care services are available any time during our regular office hours.


If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following emergency facilities:


Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital

1371 Reynold Ave.

Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 833-9020


Central O.C. Emergency Animal Clinic

3720 Campus Suite D

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 261-7979


Orange County Veterinary Specialists

2965 Edinger Ave.

Tustin, CA 92708

(949) 654-8950


All Care Animal Referral Center

18440 Amistad St.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 963-0909


Animal Urgent Care of Mission Viejo

28085 Hillcrest

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

(949) 364-6228


We sincerely hope you’ll never experience the need for urgent veterinary care but we want you to know, if you do, we’re here for you.