Emergency and Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Sick and traumatized pets often need to be admitted to our hospital for IV fluids and medications to help them recover from their problems. We have a critical care area where we can monitor your pet closely. We have the capability to monitor your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen level and other vital body functions. This allows us to evaluate the health status of your pet and administer the appropriate care in a timely manner. Pain management is an integral part of our critical care and appropriate pain medications are given to help relieve your pet’s discomfort if needed.