Emergency & Urgent Care Services
During normal hours of operation, we will see your pet for any emergency needs. Please call as you are on your way so that we may try to prepare for your pet’s arrival and meet you at your vehicle, or in our lobby.
Some veterinary emergencies include:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or non-stop coughing and gagging
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
- Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
- You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Fractured bones, severe lameness, or inability to move leg(s)
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet’s health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.