Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services
Companion Animal

Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Contact Us 24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week

  • If you're concerned about your pet, call us anytime at 607.253.3060. We're here to help!
  • If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please proceed immediately to the nearest emergency clinic. Conditions that cannot wait include breathing difficulty, seizure, collapse or trauma.
  • Click here for directions to our hospital and an interactive map.
  • Has your pet ingested a possible toxin? For some common household toxins, we can help figure out if it was a toxic dose. You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888.426.4435 or
  • Unsure if your pet needs emergency attention? Give us a call at 607.253.3060 and one of our trained staff will help you decide if your pet needs emergency care.
  • Not sure we’re the closest emergency hospital? Your local vet can help guide you to the closest clinic. If it’s after hours, your veterinarian’s answering service will likely direct you to a local emergency center.

Emergency and Critical Care Service

The Emergency and Critical Care Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides evaluation, medical care, and surgical treatment to severely injured or ill companion animals, as well as ongoing care for critically ill or injured animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists direct our companion animal emergency services. Our dedicated team includes highly skilled residents, interns, veterinary technicians, and staff, working together to deliver the highest possible standard of compassionate veterinary care to ill or injured animals. We work closely with local veterinarians from across the region to make sure your pet gets the best care possible before, during and after hospitalization.

The Emergency Service offers the most advanced medical and surgical treatments to stabilize your pet and diagnose its condition, and we collaborate with an extensive team of in-house veterinary specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, exotics, nutrition, and dentistry to ensure your animal receives the most comprehensive care available.

The Critical Care Service excels in managing patients recovering from major surgery, illness, or trauma as well as those patients requiring positive pressure ventilation or other specialized care. These patients are hospitalized in a well-equipped intensive care unit, and their care is augmented by our ability to consult with a variety of on-site clinicians.

Advanced Techniques

  • Oxygen support
  • Multimodal analgesia
  • Component and whole blood transfusion
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Intensive monitoring (central venous pressure, arterial pressure, electrocardiogram, oximetry, capnography, and cardiac output)
  • Vasopressor and positive inotropic support
  • Custom composition intravenous fluids
  • Mechanical ventilation