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When moments count, we’re here for you.

Pet Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Our team of veterinarians and staff are here for you and your pet when you experience an emergency outside of your veterinarian’s regularly scheduled hours.

Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency

20770 US HIGHWAY 281 N, #101

San Antonio, TX 78258

 

 

 

Our days/hours are:

 

Monday 6pm-8am
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 6pm-8am
Friday: 6pm-8am
Saturday: 6pm-8am
Sunday: 6pm-8am

No appointment required, but please call ahead at 210-455-4559 so we are best prepared to handle your Pet’s Emergency
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When moments count, we’re here for you.

Pet emergencies happen when you least expect them. Our team of veterinarians and staff are here for you and your pet when you experience an emergency outside of your veterinarian’s regularly scheduled ours.

Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency Clinic San Antonio

20770 US HIGHWAY 281 N, #101

San Antonio, TX 78258

Our days/hours are:

Monday 6pm-8am
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 6pm-8am
Friday: 6pm-8am
Saturday: 6pm-8am
Sunday: 6pm-8am

No appointment required, but please call ahead  at 210-455-4559 so we are best prepared to handle your pet’s emergency.

 

 

 

 

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Hospital  San Antonio

 

When your primary Vet is closed, Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency Hospital is the answer!  It can be extremely stressful when you are looking for an After-hours Animal Clinic or a 24-hour Animal Hospital when you are faced with a sick pet needing to be seen by a Veterinarian.  Look no further!   Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency Clinic is open evenings and weekends for your Pet Emergency and Critical Care needs. 

When you call Night Watch at 210-455-4559 you will be asked to fill out our Patient Information Form before your arrival so all client and patient information can be entered into our system, and your pet will be added to our schedule.  Due to COVID-19 Procedures, we are still operating curbside.  Once you arrive at our Clinic please call so we know you are outside the hospital.  A technician will speak to you to obtain all pertinent information regarding your pet’s condition and your pet will be triaged and evaluated for stability.  Please be aware that we will see your pet on a first-come, first-serve basis, however more critical patients will be seen first.

Please take into consideration when you are waiting for us to bring your furry family member into our care, or when your pet is in our care, we are also caring for other patients.   Take a second to look around you.  Most likely you are not the only stressed and nervous parent waiting.

We know it is a scary time for you and your pet, and undoubtedly, you are wondering what happens once your pet is admitted into Night Watch’s Care.  Typically, your pet will be weighed first.  Your pet’s weight will be used numerous times for diagnostic testing, developing a treatment plan and writing prescriptions, if needed.  After being weighed, your pet will be taken to our Treatment Area for our Doctor to perform a thorough examination which will include the following, but not limited to:  temperature taken, glands checked, ears checked, eyes checked, tongue, gums and teeth checked, back and abdomen checked, a pulse rate will be taken, and heart rhythm checked for any sign of a heart murmur.  If your pet is in pain an extensive evaluation will be performed on that area, and a pain medication may be given immediately with your permission.  If your pet is having a hard time breathing, your pet may be placed in our Oxygen Intensive Care Unit immediately with permission from you.  After our Doctor exams your pet he will call you with a detailed description of his findings.

Once the exam process is over and you have received a call from our Doctor he will instruct a technician to create an estimate for the care of your pet.  A technician will go over the estimate with you in detail and answer any questions you may have.  Once you have signed the estimate, we will proceed with the necessary diagnostic tests.  Our X-rays are sent to Board Certified Imaging Specialists who create reports based on the images.   The doctor will evaluate all diagnostic tests and X-rays and develop a plan for treatment.  We will offer hospitalization to those animals who require more extensive care.  This process can be very time consuming, but please be assured we are working diligently to obtain all the test results and create a treatment plan in a timely manner.   Every patient and every client at Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency is extremely important to us.  Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency Hospital will provide the most thorough treatment plan to ensure the best possible care for your pet.

Our Medical Director, Doctor Manning, has 25 years in Emergency Veterinarian Medicine.  He has been trained to perform life-saving interventions for emergency situations and critical illnesses in pets. Doctor Manning is surrounded by a technician staff that is highly trained in caring for patients needing Emergency and Critical Care. 

Night Watch Animal Emergency Clinic has an In-House Laboratory to perform basic laboratory tests within the clinic.   The most common tests are CBC (Blood test), Urinalysis (Urine test) and Stool test.   

Night Watch Animal Emergency Clinic is Equipped with State-of-the-Art diagnostic tools, digital radiology, dental machine and an intensive care unit which provides heat, humidity control and oxygen support for our most critical patients.

Whether you are having a Dog Emergency, a Cat Emergency or an Exotic Pet Emergency, Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency is a walk in Emergency Animal Clinic providing after-hour Emergency Animal Care much like a 24-hour Emergency Clinic, as well as Critical Animal Care for San Antonio, Helotes, Boerne, New Braunfels, San Marcos and surrounding areas including Bexar County, Bandera County, Medina County, Wilson County, Guadalupe County, Comal County and Kendall County. 

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Common Questions

Will my pet be seen immediately?
In general, patients are seen in the order they arrive. More life-threatening cases, however, must take priority over others. 

If you feel your pet’s condition is life-threatening, please notify us immediately, and the doctor will perform an examination without delay. As this exam is conducted in the treatment area, and due to COVID-19 Procedures, you will not be present with your pet. The doctor will contact you personally to discuss findings and arrange a treatment plan. If your pet is in critical condition, you may be asked to sign a release allowing immediate treatment. Unlike a regular veterinary hospital, we cannot “schedule” our appointments.

Please fill out the Patient Information Form before you arrive or when you arrive so we have all the needed information pertaining to your pet.

How is Emergency care different from regular Veterinary care?
Emergency care is available at times when regular veterinary hospitals are not open. As it is impossible for a daytime veterinarian and his or her staff to provide service around the clock, a centralized emergency center allows for intensive after-hours care by a specially trained staff with extensive equipment. Veterinarians referring cases to an emergency center want their clients’ pets to receive the best possible after-hours care. The emergency center, however, cannot replace the historical knowledge and valued relationship you have with your regular family veterinarian. After initial treatment, all follow-up care will be done by your family veterinarian.
How much will emergency treatment cost?
A doctor must perform a thorough physical exam before he or she can determine what treatment, if any, is recommended. Following the exam, you will receive an estimate for the treatment plan that the doctor recommends for your pet. Upon approval, you will be required to leave a deposit in the form of cash, ATM, check, or charge card for the low end of the estimate. Please feel free to ask questions if you do not understand any aspect of the estimate or treatment plan. We want your pet to receive the best possible medical care. We have partnered with Care Credit and Scratch Pay to help you with your Pet’s care.
Can I bring my pet in for routine care?
We do not provide vaccinations or perform routine health care. Our hospital will provide emergency care when your family veterinarian is not available or your pet requires intensive care — no appointment is necessary. Our doctors and nursing staff have advanced training and expertise in emergency medicine.
If I leave my pet, when do I pick him/her up?
If the doctor recommends that the pet be hospitalized due to his or her medical condition, you will need to make plans to pick your pet up by 7 AM the next morning for its return home or transfer to your regular veterinarian. If your pet is not picked up by 7 AM we will transfer your pet to a daytime veterinarian for a fee of $150.

As the emergency doctor may be unexpectedly busy, we rely on you to call for periodic progress updates. We will, however, contact you at any hour if your pet’s condition should decline unexpectedly. Please provide us with an accurate phone number that we are able to reach you on in the middle of the night.

Can I bring other animals besides my dog and cat?
Yes, Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency will also care for your birds, reptiles, and pocket pets.  Included are snakes, rats, hedgehogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, sugar gliders, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and geese.
Will my pet be seen immediately?
In general, patients are seen in the order they arrive. More life-threatening cases, however, must take priority over others. 

If you feel your pet’s condition is life-threatening, please notify us immediately, and the doctor will perform an examination without delay. As this exam is conducted in the treatment area, and due to COVID-19 Procedures, you will not be present with your pet. The doctor will contact you personally to discuss findings and arrange a treatment plan. If your pet is in critical condition, you may be asked to sign a release allowing immediate treatment. Unlike a regular veterinary hospital, we cannot “schedule” our appointments.

Please fill out the Patient Information Form before you arrive or when you arrive so we have all the needed information pertaining to your pet.

How is Emergency care different from regular Veterinary care?
Emergency care is available at times when regular veterinary hospitals are not open. As it is impossible for a daytime veterinarian and his or her staff to provide service around the clock, a centralized emergency center allows for intensive after-hours care by a specially trained staff with extensive equipment. Veterinarians referring cases to an emergency center want their clients’ pets to receive the best possible after-hours care. The emergency center, however, cannot replace the historical knowledge and valued relationship you have with your regular family veterinarian. After initial treatment, all follow-up care will be done by your family veterinarian.
How much will emergency treatment cost?
A doctor must perform a thorough physical exam before he or she can determine what treatment, if any, is recommended. Following the exam, you will receive an estimate for the treatment plan that the doctor recommends for your pet. Upon approval, you will be required to leave a deposit in the form of cash, ATM, check, or charge card for the low end of the estimate. Please feel free to ask questions if you do not understand any aspect of the estimate or treatment plan. We want your pet to receive the best possible medical care. We have partnered with Care Credit and Scratch Pay to help you with your Pet’s care.
How much will emergency treatment cost?
Yes, Night Watch Elite Animal Emergency will also care for your birds, reptiles, and pocket pets.  Included are snakes, rats, hedgehogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, sugar gliders, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and geese.
Can I bring my pet in for routine care?
We do not provide vaccinations or perform routine health care. Our hospital will provide emergency care when your family veterinarian is not available or your pet requires intensive care — no appointment is necessary. Our doctors and nursing staff have advanced training and expertise in emergency medicine.
If I leave my pet, when do I pick him/her up?
If the doctor recommends that the pet be hospitalized due to his or her medical condition, you will need to make plans to pick your pet up by 7 AM the next morning for its return home or transfer to your regular veterinarian. If your pet is not picked up by 7 AM we will transfer your pet to a daytime veterinarian for a fee of $150.

As the emergency doctor may be unexpectedly busy, we rely on you to call for periodic progress updates. We will, however, contact you at any hour if your pet’s condition should decline unexpectedly. Please provide us with an accurate phone number that we are able to reach you on in the middle of the night.

What people say about us

Had to bring our pup in around 10pm tonight and tried to go to two other emergency clinics first, One said they were too busy and another seemed very uncaring and were in no rush. We called a 3rd clinic which referred us to Night Watch. As soon as we called, you could hear the empathy through the phone and were waiting at the door upon our arrival. They treated our lil baby and the price was not excessive at all. Our entire experience has been wonderful and we highly recommend this animal hospital.
Heather P

We were referred to Night Watch Animal Emergency. Not only did they take care of Zeke promptly, but the staff was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. They broke down every medication prescribed, why and for what it was being prescribed, and were honest with me when it came to his care. I feel like most emergency care offices try to take advantage of our frazzled state because we will do anything to care for our fur babies, but the staff at Night Watch matched my sense of urgency without making me feel worried, and did not recommend any treatment or procedure that they did not feel was required for Zeke. I pray you never have to rush your baby to an emergency vet, but if you do, Night Watch is a place you can trust.

Dee T.

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