Schoolhouse Animal Hospital

2701 Mt. Holly Road (Rt. 541)
Burlington, NJ 08016


In Case of an Emergency

If there is an emergency, please call us before coming over so that we can ascertain the severity of the emergency and adequately prepare for your arrival. During normal operating hours, we can handle most emergencies for our clients.

For after hour emergencies, we recommend the facilities below.   Often, with serious injuries or diseases that require emergency care, the problem may require the services of a specialist. All of the emergency centers list below have specialists on staff who can assist the emergency clinician or take over control of your pet's treatment on the following day if your pet's condition warrants it.

Please click on your preferred emergency clinic for a map and directions.



(609) 259-8300      Robbinsville, NJ (Near Exit 7A of the NJ Turnpike)


BluePearl Pet Hospital

(215) 750-7884       Langhorne, PA


Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

(856) 429-4394      Mt. Laurel, NJ


Mt. Laurel Animal Hospital

(856) 234-7626     Mt. Laurel, NJ


*Please realize that Schoolhouse Animal Hospital is not affiliated with any of these hospitals and is not liable or responsible for treatment or care received from these institutions. There are no financial ties between Schoolhouse Animal Hospital and the listed emergency clinics.


Is it an Emergency?

If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in Immediately!



Inability to Breathe 

Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath  

Bleeding that Won't Stop

From any part of the body. Apply pressure and come now!  

Inability to Urinate or Appears Constipated 

But continues to try.  

Inability to Deliver Puppies or Kittens 

Keeps trying or has stopped trying 


Severe. Continuous with no relief 

Vomiting, Diarrhea

Continuous or with the Appearance of Blood

Loss of Balance or Consciousness 

Includes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting


Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation 

Penetrating Wounds 

Any place, but especially chest or abdomen  


Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name 


Continuous pain and/or total lameness  

Hit by Car 


Any Other Sign that Looks Serious 


If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in Today!



Difficult Breathing

With or with out Cough, Eats and Drinks, Not Frantic 

Vomiting, Diarrhea

Without Blood, No Pain, No Unusual Contents  

Sudden Lameness

No apparent cause

Swallowed Object

Even if you THINK pet swallowed it.

Severe Itching

With possible self-mutilation

Strange Odor

Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body


Heat, Chemicals. Go Immediately if Extensive


Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay- lacerations


If your pet has any of these symptoms, It's safe to wait Overnight!



Vomiting, Diarrhea

No blood, no foreign material, no pain, not continuous


Mild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous, no bleeding


Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous

Thirst/ Urination

Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine

Loss of Appetite

Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness

Most Skin Problems