Our mission at Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral is to provide exceptional quality, state of the art, medical and surgical care to our small animal patients and their owners. Your pet will be treated as soon as possible, on a triage basis, which means cases will be prioritized according to the severity of illness. Every effort will be made to assure your pet's comfort and safety while awaiting treatment. Please call Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral prior to arrival (if possible) to allow our staff to be ready for your pet.

Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral offers the best in medical technology to our patients and clients. Our advanced medical technology gives our highly trained staff members the necessary tools to provide the best possible care.

Oxygen support, blood pressure monitoring, pain management and control, transfusions, ECG, digital radiology, ultrasound, and fully-equipped surgery suites with complete anesthetic monitoring capabilities are ready for providing the best medical care and diagnostics for your pet.

Our in-house laboratory can provide diagnostic test results in just a few minutes. This allows us to treat your sick or injured pet as quickly as possible. Having our lab permits us to routinely monitor your loved one throughout their stay allowing for immediate treatment adjustments as needed.

You know your pet the best. If your pet is hurt or ill, the sooner they are seen by a veterinarian, the more likely they are to make a full and rapid recovery. Prompt medical care can alleviate unnecessary suffering and pain for your pet.

Your regular veterinarian however should treat an illness that is non-emergent. Routine vaccinations, deworming, heartworm prevention, flea and tick control, regular dental, and other general medical practices are not performed at Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral. These aspects of health care are best provided by your regular veterinarian that has an ongoing long term relationship with you and your pet.

Here are some guidelines to help you if you think you pet is ill or in pain:

Do not give your pet ANY medication or supplement without first checking with your veterinarian or our services before coming to the hospital. Some common human medications can be toxic, even in small doses to your pet.

If your pet is injured or in pain it is possible that they may not be themselves and try to bite.

This is a common reaction to pain and you should take caution in handling your pet for both your safety and the safety of your pet.

The following are some indications and situations when you should seek veterinary emergency care:

    • Unconsciousness
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Falling from heights
    • Physical trauma, Bite wounds
    • Unresponsiveness
    • Blue, purple or pale gums
    • Cat exhibiting open-mouth breathing
    • Male Cats straining to urinate
    • Bleeding heavily
    • Profuse vomiting or diarrhea without or without blood
    • Difficulty breathing, choking, respiratory distress
    • Seizures, tremors, collapse
    • Ingestion of toxins, medications or any suspect substance
    • Heat Stroke
    • Allergic Reactions
    • Sudden paralysis
    • Labor and delivery problems
    • Post-Operative Complications
    • Difficulties with diabetes

    Contact Us

    Keystone Veterinary Emergency & Referral


    1200 West Chester Pike Havertown, PA 19083

    Clinic Hours

    24 Hours