Harford Emergency & Referral Veterinary Services specializes in emergency care for your pets at our superior veterinary facility. Our in-house laboratory, radiology and ultrasound capabilities enable us to get crucial diagnostic information very quickly. Our Blood Bank program guarantees that patients will have access to a safe and adequate blood supply. HERVS also has a dedicated, fully equipped surgical suite, should your pet’s condition require immediate surgical intervention.
We work with most pet insurance providers. Bring your insurance paperwork to us and we'll help you fill it out.
Critical and Intensive Care for Your Pet
HERVS is fully equipped and staffed to provide quality intensive care medicine. Our specially trained doctors, technicians, and assistants closely monitor critical patients. We offer continuous ECGs, oxygen support, fluid therapy, blood pressure and blood gases monitoring, and other advanced procedures.
Our Clinical Diagnostics and Procedures
Blood pressure monitoring
Central line placement
Central venous pressure monitoring
Contrast (Barium) studies
Enteral feeding tube placement
Nasal oxygen cannula placement
Thoracotomy tube placement
Transfusions (blood, plasma, oxyglobin)
Onsite Laboratory Testing
Cardiac Troponin levels
Ethylene Glycol (anti-freeze exposure)
cPL (canine pancreatic-specific lipase)
Heartworm, Lyme, and Erlichia (mosquito and tick-borne diseases)
CBC (Complete blood count)
Organ and system function profiles
Microscopic analysis (cytologies, blood and fluid smear analysis)
Urinalysis and fecal analysis
Blood typing and crossmatching
Coagulation panels (blood clotting times)
Emergency Surgical Procedures
Endoscopy: foreign body retrieval
Gastric dilatation volvulus (Bloat)
Gastrointestinal Foreign body removal
Hemoabdomen/Acute abdomen treatment
Laceration and wound repair
Situations Requiring Immediate Attention and Emergency Care
Every animal is unique, but if your pet is exhibiting these symptoms they may be in serious distress and are in need of emergency care. Contact your veterinarian or contact us
immediately if your pet is experiencing any of these problems:
Major trauma – falls, hit-by-cars, large wounds, broken bones
Penetrating wounds anywhere (but especially in the chest or abdomen)
Inflammation, swelling or other irritation to the eye(s)
Severe hives or severe itching
Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body
Bloated, distended, swollen, or painful abdomen
Inability to urinate or defecate
Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
Loss of balance or consciousness
Vomiting or diarrhea with blood or violent episodes
If there other signs or symptoms that look serious, don't second-guess yourself! Contact us
or your veterinarian immediately for immediate diagnosis and care.
Call Us Today!
24/7 Emergency Care Available!
526 Underwood Lane
Bel Air, MD 21014
"We took our Papillon here after he collapsed from running into a door and was bleeding from his nose and eye. The staff was awesome and let us know right away he was stable. We did have to wait a little bit, but just like a human ER they have to triage and we saw a worse case come in. Dr. Trout was amazing. He thoroughly explained everything to us and took lots of time with us answering any questions we had. I also appreciate that they didn't go overboard and cost us a ton of extra money. Glad to have these guys right up the street! Rascal and us are very thankful!"