Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital

111 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222



Emergency Services



Emergency Care and After Hours Emergencies

At Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital, the veterinarians and staff understand that emergencies are never pleasant or convenient. Our compassionate veterinary medical staff is more than prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies during our regular business hours. We do ask that you give us a call prior to coming in so we can assess whether we can devote the proper time and attention to your pet when your pet needs it the most.


For after-hours emergency care, our answering service will supply you with relevant information and referral to a local emergency hospital for timely care. We refer to:

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners

190 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 596-0099


VERG Brooklyn

196 4th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522-9400


When to Seek Emergency Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait until normal business hours. However, when discerning whether your pet needs emergency care, consider if she or he is exhibiting certain symptoms or has experienced any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Cuts, lacerations, or bite wounds
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Symptoms of heat stroke or hypothermia
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Ingesting a non-food item or food toxic to animals