Emergency Animal Care

In case of emergency, please contact us immediately.

In any emergency, seconds count. Luckily we are on hand, offering emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Normal opening hours:

If you have a dog emergency, or cat emergency, or if any of your pets are in need of emergency animal care during regular Cara Vet Group hours, we will handle your pet’s treatment immediately. Even during opening hours, please contact us to let us know you are on your way with an emergency as it will help us be prepared for your arrival.

Outside normal hours:

Outside of our opening hours please contact the Pet Emergency Hospital (PEH) in UCD (directions below). Their number is 01-2609920. This service is open overnight and throughout the weekend to attend to your pets needs. The PEH is a Veterinary Council-Accredited Hospital run by a highly quailified team of Vets, Nurses & Support Staff. They will carry out any treatments or investigations needed and will refer you back to our Practice the next working day. Clinical histories, x-rays and test results are emailed to your Vet so that treatment can continue seamlessly.


If your pet is unstable or unfit to travel when discharged, arrangements may be made for transfer to the UCD Vet Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

How to get to the Pet Emergency Hospital

UCD Veterinary Hospital,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4.

Phone: 01 716 6002

Website: http://petemergencyhospital.ie

From the M50 heading East:

  • Take Exit 14 Continue to roundabout and take the second exit (R113)
  • Continue to roundabout and take the second exit (Brewery Road)
  • Turn left onto the Stillorgan Road (N11) and continue for 3.2 kilometers
  • Take the exit for University College Dublin

Map of UCD Campus

From the UCD entrance:

  • Turn right
  • Continue straight ahead to the end
  • The vet car park is on your left
  • Click on the map for a larger view

Consulting Hours of Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD: 

  • Monday 7:00pm - Tuesday 7:00am
  • Tuesday 7:00pm - Wednesday 7:00am
  • Wednesday 7:00pm - Thursday 7:00am
  • Thursday 7:00pm - Friday 7:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm - Monday 7:00am
  • Bank Holidays - Open All Day
  • *Times subject to change. Please check http://petemergencyhospital.ie/our-services/ to ensure you get the updated times.