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 Our Urgent Care service is designed to meet the immediate needs of your pet.  Upon arrival, your pet will be taken to our triage area and you’ll be asked to fill out admitting paperwork.  All cases are stabilized and prioritized based on the nature of the emergency. Please be supportive of other pet owners and their pets. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Once your pet is examined by one of our doctors, a member of our medical staff will sit with you to discuss your pet’s condition, recommended treatment options and fees.  If your pet needs extensive care or long term treatment, we will discuss transfer options with you and coordinate transportation if desired. 


 

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY?

Any time you have a concern about your pet’s health or well-being, just call us!  We can help you determine the best course of action for your pet.  Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else.  If you notice unusual behavior, or if something just doesn't seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem.  You should never hesitate to call your regular veterinarian or an urgent care if you have concerns.  By answering a few questions, you could provide the necessary information that will tell the doctor if you should bring your pet in right away, or whether you can wait for your veterinarian's normal office hours. Even if you find out there's nothing’s wrong, it's better to be safe than sorry.   


When dealing with an emergency, every second counts. If your pet has experienced any type of trauma, it is imperative that you get to a veterinarian quickly as internal injuries can have catastrophic results. If your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth or there is blood in their urine or feces, don't wait. If you think your pet might have ingested something toxic such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication, recreational drug, or household cleansers, time is of the essence! Other indications of trouble include signs of extreme pain (whining, shaking, hiding and refusing to socialize), inability to stand or walk with coordination, bumping into things or suddenly becoming disoriented, visible irritation or injury, abdomen swelling that is hard to the touch, gagging or trying to vomit, excessive panting or signs of heatstroke, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, seizure activity, or active labor lasting more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.