Vet Emergencies – Irvine Veterinarian Services is open 7 days a week, from 11 to 12 hours per day. Our two hospitals are fully staffed and available for pet emergencies during our open hours.

For 45 years, IVS has provided the highest-quality medical, wellness and emergency vet care for pets (and their people) in the Irvine area. The entire veterinary medical staff at IVS is highly trained with extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. Our state-of-the-art veterinarian hospitals features a fully equipped diagnostic laboratory, radiology department, ultrasound, cutting-edge surgical facilities…everything necessary to handle your pet’s emergency. You can trust IVS to provide fast, comprehensive and compassionate care.

At IVS we understand that pets are important members of your family. When pets are sick or injured, we want to provide the best care possible for them. Our hospitals are staffed by skilled doctors and nursing technicians that are capable of handling the most complicated and demanding vet emergencies. Quality patient care and client satisfaction are our top priorities. Our commitment is to provide families and their pets with the most advanced veterinary medical facilities, diagnostics, treatment, in a caring, compassionate atmosphere that is second to none.

Epi Pen‘Bee Kits’ – What are they and does your pet need one? – The IVS ‘Bee Kit’ was designed to treat the severe reactions a pet may have to bee and wasp stings or spider bites. Some pets experience mild reactions such as swelling, redness and itching. Other pets may react more severely with mild hives, facial swelling, vomiting, or in more serious cases- labored breathing and collapse.

‘Bee kits’ are provided for pets that have experienced severe reactions in the past. These kits (identical to kits prescribed for children) are prescribed by IVS Vets and are available through human pharmacies and are used only in extreme emergencies. These special ‘epi-pens’ (epinephrine) or Bee Kits are to be used in emergency situations ONLY, and MUST be followed by a Veterinary exam.

Although this lifesaving treatment may help initially, the treatment does not replace the need to seek medical attention by your Veterinarian.

After Hour Emergency Pet Care – We are not available for after-hours pet emergencies. However, we are fortunate to have several high quality Emergency Care facilities we can recommend within a 6-mile radius of our hospitals. The facilities below can provide much needed resources for your after-hours pet emergency.

Please contact the following facilities for after-hours care:

ASPCA | Animal Poison Control Center

Animal Ambulance of Southern California
866 4PET-911 (473-8911)

North Orange County

VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital

18300 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708

MON-SUN: Open 24 hours

From the South: Take the 405 North. Exit Euclid, from the second right turn lane. Make a U-turn. Destination will be on the right.

South Orange County

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group

31896 Plaza Drive, Suite C1
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

MON-SUN: Open 24 hours

From the North: Take 1-55 to Ortega Hwy (Exit 82) toward San Juan Capistrano. Continue onto Del Obispo St. Turn left onto Plaza Drive. Destination will be on the right.

Central Orange County

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists

3021 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, CA, 92780

MON-SUN: Open 24 hours

From the North: Proceed North on the 5 to Jamboree Rd. Exit on Jamboree Rd, and turn left. Proceed 1 mile to Edinger Ave. Turn right onto Edinger Ave. Proceed 1/4 mile to Jamboree Plaza. Turn right at the 76 Gas Station; we are 300 feet on the right.

From the South: 405 South to Jamboree Rd. Exit on Jamboree Rd. and turn left. Proceed 2 1/2 miles to Edinger Ave. You must be in the right hand lane to exitJamboree Rd. at Edinger Ave. Turn left onto Edinger Ave. Proceed 1/4 mile to Jamboree Plaza. Turn right at the 76 Gas Station; we are 300 feet to the right.

Central Orange County

Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital

1371 Reynolds Ave. Irvine, CA 92614
MON-SUN: Open 24 hours

Weekdays: 6PM-8AM

Weekends/Holidays: Open 24 Hours

From the North: Take 55 Fwy North Exit Macarthur, take off ramp right, left on Redhill, left on Reynolds from the south: Take 55 South Exit MacArthur turn left, left on Redhill, left on Reynolds.


Emergency Hours by Location

University Park
Monday – 7am to 8pm
Tuesday – 7am to 8pm
Wednesday – 7am to 8pm
Thursday – 7am to 8pm
Friday – 7am to 8pm
Saturday – 7am to 6pm
Sunday – 7am to 6pm

Northpark Plaza
Monday – 7am to 7pm
Tuesday – 7am to 7pm
Wednesday – 7am to 8pm
Thursday – 7am to 7pm
Friday – 7am to 7pm
Saturday – 7am to 6pm
Sunday – 7am to 6pm

Our Locations

University Park
5301 University Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 786-0990
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Northpark Plaza
3961 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 573-1890
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