What Every Pet Parent Needs to Know About Our Emergency Vet & Urgent Care Services
If your pet is sick or injured and needs medical attention, you may find yourself in a tough situation - especially if it's the weekend or late at night. Fortunately, emergency vet services are available to at Companion Veterinary & Urgent Care Center from 12pm to 10pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Whether your furry friend requires immediate assistance or just expert advice over the phone, we strive to ensure that pets receive quality treatment when their health concerns.
What Does an Emergency Vet Service Do?
Pets are known to be curious creatures and sometimes these explorations can lead them into serious medical situations. Emergency vet services provide experienced care in the event of a sudden injury or illness - ensuring their health is restored as quickly as possible.
Types of Emergency Vet Services
Our Urgent Care Center will allow pets to receive same-day care, during hours that are convenient for the owners, at a reasonable cost. It can be very frightening when your pet is ill or injured.
There are times when Urgent Care makes all the difference, and it is important to know who you can quickly turn to in the event of a vet emergency. Here is a list of the services we offer for our Emergency Vet and Urgent Care Center:
Emergency Vet Isolation Facilities
We are able to safely house pets with contagious diseases or viruses away from otherwise healthy pets to limit exposure to things like Parvo and upper respiratory infection.
Trauma Assessment & Stabilization
When unexpected life or death situations arise, we are equipped with in-house diagnostic testing and highly skilled staff so that our team can quickly assess your pet’s immediate needs and start lifesaving treatments right away.
Feeding Tube Placement
We place feeding tubes on critically ill patients that are not willing or able to eat on their own, this way we can easily provide enough nutrients per day to your pet stress-free.
Much like humans, canines and felines have different blood types. Also like humans they need to be given the proper blood type in transfusion situations.
Blood/Plasma/Platelet Transfusions For a Vet Emergency
There are many different reasons your pet may need a lifesaving transfusion. Here at CVUC we have multiple feline and canine donors that are health screened prior to being approved for the donor list.
ECG & Blood Pressure Monitoring
These are important measures of a pet’s heart and cardiovascular function, as well as values that are monitored when your pet is under anesthesia.
We carry a full pharmacy so we do not have to send you away with a written prescription for your pet and you can start prescribed medication immediately.
Digital Radiology For Vet Emergencies
Our X-ray machine is fully digital which means there is no need to wait for time consuming film development. We have a radiograph (x-ray) within just seconds ready to be interpreted by the veterinarian, and if needed they can be sent to be interpreted by a board certified veterinary radiologist in less than an hour.
Complete Blood Analysis
In-house blood analysis machines are used in urgent and emergent situations where results are needed as quickly as possible, normally within a 20-30 minute turnaround.
Urine & Fecal Analysis
We can look at urine and fecal samples on a microscopic level to identify everything from parasite ova (eggs) in your pet’s feces to crystals in your pet’s urine and then be able to treat your pet accordingly.
Medical Intensive Care
Sometimes, your pet needs to be monitored and treated in a hospital setting, even if they have not had a major procedure or injury. We can provide high-level care for sick pets, much like you would receive in an ICU unit.
Major & Minor Vet Emergency Surgery
From small scrapes and scratches to life saving surgeries and everything in between.
High Level Anesthesia Monitoring During a Vet Emergency
While your pet is under anesthesia for any reason at CVUC their full vital signs (from heart rate and rhythm, to oxygenation, to blood pressure) are being monitored at all times by the veterinarian, a dedicated technician, and monitoring equipment.
IV Fluid Therapy for Vet Emergencies
There are many different reasons your pet’s veterinarian may recommend your pet be placed on intravenous fluids, anything from dehydration to stabilization from a trauma.
Post Operative Monitoring with Emergency Vet Treatment
After surgery, monitoring of your pet while they are recovering is just as important as monitoring during a surgical procedure, that’s why we continue to monitor vital signs closely until your pet is once again considered stable.
Emergency Vet Service - Wound Treatment
Different types of wounds can require different types of treatments. At CVUC we are equipped to treat all wounds from lacerations to burns with treatments from surgical debridement to Manuka Honey bandages and everything in between.
If Urgent care walk-ins for emergency vet services or injury are welcome during business hours: 12pm - 10pm [Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri].
Call us today for more information on how we can help your pet during an vet emergency or routine check-up.