Manchester Veterinary Services

If you think your pet may have an emergency, please call ahead to the clinic so the staff can provide you with advice on managing the situation until you arrive.  If you are in doubt as to whether your pet needs immediate medical attention, please call and let the staff know what is happening so they can advise you whether your pet needs to be examined right away or not.

During our hours please call: 410-374-6522

After hours help is available through the following locations:

  • Central Carroll Animal Emergency - (410) 871-2000
    Offering care from 7 PM to 8 AM Weekdays and 24 hours a day Sat. and Sun.
    1030 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 180, Westminster, MD
    Take Route 27 to Route 140 East. Follow 140 for approx. 2 miles then look for a shopping center on the left with Gardiner’s Furniture, the Big Screen Store, and Orbital Image Co. Salon and Spa. Make a U-turn at Reese Rd. to get to that shopping center; the entrance to the emergency center is around the back of the building.
  • Pet E.R. - (410) 252-8387
    Offering 24 hour care, 7 days a week
    1209 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD
    Take I-83 or 795 to 695 East towards Towson. Take Exit 29A (Cromwell Bridge Rd). At the intersection at the end of the ramp, go straight across Cromwell Bridge Rd. and follow the driveway to the top of the hill.

Emergency situations include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing: noisy respiration, blue tongue or gums, gasping for breath.
  • Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body:
    carefully apply pressure with a clean cloth and get on your way!
  • Bloated, distended, swollen, or painful belly with or without vomiting
  • Inability to urinate but continuing to try
  • Heatstroke: heavy panting, extreme weakness, collapse - after exercise in high heat but can occur even on cooler days
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens:
    in labor for longer than one hour with no puppy or more than 15 minutes of active pushing with the fetus or membranes showing but no progress
  • Loss of balance, consciousness, or seizure, including: tremors, coma, staggering, convulsions, sudden blindness
  • Pain - severe or continuous
  • Major trauma, injury, or shock from: falls, vehicle accidents, wounds, cuts, broken bones, suspected electrocution
  • Any pet showing signs of:  weakness, collapse, shallow breathing, suddenly bewildered appearance
  • Ingested poison; bring the container or name of the product or a list of ingredients if you have it.
  • Penetrating wounds anyplace, but especially in the chest or abdomen.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea with blood or violent episodes of either.
  • Lameness - cannot bear any weight on a leg.
  • Any other signs that look serious to you!


3269 Main Street
Manchester, MD 21102
Phone 410-374-6522
Fax 410-857-8534
Click here to e-mail us

Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-7
Wednesday 8-4
Thursday 8-7
Friday 8-5

Thank you!

Thanks to all our wonderful clients for voting for us for Best Veterinarian in the 2012 Carroll's Best!



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