We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty five days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet needs. Below is a list of some of the signs indicating your pet may require immediate veterinary care. The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet's health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us right away. We do urge you to call us prior to your arrival so that we are better prepared to assist you and your pet immediately.
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within five minutes
- Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in 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 combined with other illness listed here
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
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 do their best to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. Please understand, in order to best serve all of our patients, priority is given to emergencies first and then to previously 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.