24 Hour Emergency Animal Hospitals

Need a list of 24 Hour Emergency Animal Hospitals? It always feels like our fur babies are sick when their veterinarian is closed. Therefore this list will come in handy if you are needing to find a veterinarian to see your pet in an emergency.

During an emergency with your fur baby, it can be critical to locate the closest 24-hour animal hospital quickly. Therefore, we have compiled a list of locations for you to find the help you need. Additionally, we provide critical information you need in these times to get you the best care possible for your pet.

Are you in an emergency right now? Do not wait. Go straight to critical information:

Types of ’24-Hour’ Animal Hospitals

In South Korea, the term ’24-hour’ as it relates to an animal hospital may have a few possible meanings as of 2022:

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  • The hospital remains fully open until 24:00 and then closes until the morning. (In other words, closes at midnight)
  • The hospital remains open through the night with doctors on call.
  • The hospital is staffed 24 hours with doctors (very rare and usually only in large cities)

Since 24-hour may mean different things in different locations, we recommend visiting your local 24-hour emergency animal hospital to fully understand how they operate. Don’t wait until there is an emergency. Let’s talk about emergency preparedness.

What To Do Before An Emergency Happens

Since it is crucial to be able to provide information to the doctor for your pet, planning ahead is important. Once the emergency hits you may feel overwhelmed by 1) finding a hospital, 2) finding transportation, 3) navigating to a new place, 4) managing the language barrier, and 5) making decisions for your pet. Therefore, we recommend:

A Typed Medical History and Medication List

Have a list of medications and dosages saved to your phone. Hence, we asked our regular veterinarian to write down the names of our fur babies’ medications in Korean (or what they are used to treat). This can be very helpful as some of the drug names are different.

Communication Plan

Have a Communication Plan and practice your plan for asking for help. Use 1330 or BBB Korea regularly so that you feel comfortable using these services to ask for help. You can’t rely on friends to wake up to help at 3am.

Practice the Drive

Visit the 24-hour emergency vet nearest your home before an emergency happens. You need to learn the roads and parking situation in advance. Consider visiting the 24-emergency vet for a regular checkup just so that your information is already in their system.

Information Available to Copy Paste on Your Phone

Have the 24-hour emergency hospital Korean address saved on your phone. It’s very hard to search any app or the internet in a crisis. Have the closest hospital to your house saved on your phone or in your phone contacts.

What to Do in an Emergency

Getting the right help for your pet as quickly as possible is essential in an emergency situation. This means that you need to prepare yourself before you experience an emergency.

Call Ahead

Call Ahead to let the 24-hour vet clinic know you are coming. This is an absolutely critical step. You need to contact the 24-hour animal hospital prior to arrival to let them know the medical issue so they can prepare ahead. Leo Mendoza of Shindogs Air says this phone call can mean life or death for your pet:

“All 24-hour emergency animal hospitals usually only have ONE general attending vet on duty, and that vet may not be the specialist your pet requires. If the hospital gets advance notice, they will ensure the specialist comes in for your pet!”

Grab Medications

Take any medications with you to the hospital. Knowing crucial information about your pet’s medical conditions and history can help when making decisions about care. So, make sure to keep a list of any medications and dosages that your pet takes regularly on hand.

Remember the Translated Medical History on Your Phone

Since you prepared ahead of time, make sure you remember your pet’s medical history that you have saved to the files on your phone.

Assistance Calling the Emergency Vet

In this stressful situation, you may also want to have assistance calling ahead. Having a language barrier will definitely make this situation more hectic and frustrating. Therefore, if you need assistance calling the 24-hour emergency veterinarian, you can contact:

  • 1330 for help contacting them and relaying information. Simply enter 1330 into your smartphone and call them. You can also download their app which will allow you to message them. This can be very helpful when communicating with the vet.
  • BBB Korea is a phone number (1588-5644) and app where you can get volunteer interpreters to help you with communication. You need to download this now. When an emergency happens it will be too stressful. If you are currently having an emergency you can call BBB for translation help at 1588-5644
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24-Hour Emergency Animal Hospitals

This list has not been vetted by South of Seoul, nor is it an all-exclusive list. However, our goal is to provide you with locations that can assist you to get the help you need as quickly as possible when your pet is unwell. Many of the locations listed below have English-speaking staff, but we cannot guarantee that they will have them available 24 hours a day.

Also, this list includes locations in the following areas: Pyeongtaek, Dongtan/Hwaseong, Suwon, Seoul, and Daegu. We know you may be in an emergency right now. Read carefully to determine if you are calling the correct area.

Pyeongtaek

Bliss Animal Medical Center

Bliss Animal Medical Center0

031-666-7582

Copy and paste phone numbers into Naver Maps to get directions

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 세교7길 50

A 3 story animal hospital for both cats and dogs. It also has cat and dog hotel services. This is a 24 hour veterinary clinic.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Raum Animal Medical Center

Raum Animal Medical Center0

0507-1369-5022

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 비전5로 20-24 더테라스 2층 207,208

24 hour vet. Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Godeok Animal Medical Center

Godeok Animal Medical Center0

1833-3339

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 고덕중앙로 218 2층

24 hour vet! Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Dongtan/Hwaseong

Dongtan Ieum Animal Hospital

Dongtan Ieum Animal Hospital0

0507-1362-3513

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Hangul Address

경기 화성시 동탄대로6길 15

24 hour vet. Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Suwon

Bon Animal Medical Center

Bon Animal Medical Center5

031-248-8275

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Hangul Address

경기 수원시 장안구 송정로 114

24 hour Emergency and Specialty Vet clinic located in Suwon. MRI/CT available. English speaking staff.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Suwon Animal Medical Center

Suwon Animal Medical Center0

031-202-0119

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Hangul Address

경기 수원시 영통구 덕영대로 1509

24 hour vet. Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Seoul

SNU Animal Hospital

SNU Animal Hospital0

02-880-8661

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Hangul Address

서울 관악구 관악로 1

24 hour vet! Please call ahead to let them know of medical condition so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Songpa Smile Animal Hospital

Songpa Smile Animal Hospital0

02-448-7588

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Hangul Address

서울 송파구 새말로5길 17 스마일동물병원

24 hour vet. Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Haemaru Animal Hospital

Haemaru Animal Hospital0

031-781-2992

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Hangul Address

경기 성남시 분당구 황새울로319번길 8-6 수의과학회관

24 hour Vet. Please call ahead with medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Daegu

Daegu Animal Medical Center

Daegu Animal Medical Center0

053-765-7877

Copy and paste phone numbers into Naver Maps to get directions

Hangul Address

대구 수성구 동대구로 36 3층

24 Hour Veterinarian Call ahead to let them know medical issue so they can prepare for your arrival.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Finding Additional 24-Hour Vets

If you are traveling and need to find 24-hour emergency animal hospitals, you can enter the phrase “동물병원 24시간” or “24시간 동물병원” into Naver and it should help you find the closest location to you. However, you can also contact 1330 to assist you in the closest 24-hour animal hospital as well.

Here is the list of the locations with Naver pins and phone numbers for you to download and keep handy.

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Useful Phrases for Pet Owners

During an emergency situation, it is always useful to have a few useful phrases on hand. Therefore, we have compiled this list to empower pet owners to do their best for their fur babies in stressful situations.

Veterinary Services Vary Between Countries

Different cultures and countries care for animals in different ways. For example, Korean veterinarians may not prescribe medications the same way that American veterinarians do.

We have found this to be the case as we have dogs on medications for arthritis and anxiety. At a recent emergency vet appointment, we learned that the Korean veterinarian we saw was unfamiliar with treating regularly for either of those conditions.

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