Veterinary Services

If your pet is injured or gets ill when your regular veterinarian is unavailable, this constitutes a veterinary emergency. The following is a partial list of pet emergencies we provide services for at the Animal Emergency Clinic:

  • Emergency Physical Examination

    ​The initial examination by the veterinarians and nurses will allow for the best diagnostic and treatment plan to be determined based on your pet’s medical condition.

  • Hospital Care

    Clean, comfortable hospitalization facilities are provided for your pet. Treatments, monitoring, and status evaluations are supervised by the doctor on duty.

  • Medical Facilities

    Medical cases are given diligent supervision and can require intensive care. Many cases may require the use of our climate controlled oxygen incubators, intravenous therapy, and even blood transfusion. All doctors and veterinary staff members work to ensure the best possible patient care and comfort.

  • Surgery

    The doctor may perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including, but not limited to:

    • Repair of lacerations
    • Removal of foreign bodies
    • Caesarean section
    • Bloat surgery
    • Splenectomy
  • Radiographs

    X-rays are often needed to help the doctor make a diagnosis. Heart failure, broken bones, detection of foreign bodies, and other major medical problems may be observed by the doctor. Modern radiographic equipment is used for this purpose. Copies of these x-rays will be given to either you or your regular veterinarian.

  • Anesthesia

    Various types of anesthetics are available. The doctor will choose the one which is the most appropriate for each individual case. Some procedures may be completed with a local anesthetic. Others may require intravenous drugs or gas anesthesia. Anesthesia is diligently monitored by the doctor, staff and advanced monitoring equipment.

  • Laboratory Tests

    Current laboratory equipment provides rapid in-house evaluation of blood and urine samples when indicated. These diagnostics aid in providing the information needed to best treat your pet’s medical condition.

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Owners will be instructed on aftercare prior to the discharge of their pet. Please follow discharge instructions carefully. Often you will be directed to follow up with your regular veterinarian for continued care. If you do not have a regular veterinarian, please consult with the receptionist about finding one that would best fit your needs.

No emergency room staff is available after closing so all pets that require continued hospitalization are discharged to the owner prior to closing for transport to their regular veterinarian. A complete and typed medical record, which includes all treatments, diagnostics results and interpretations of radiographs (X-rays), is faxed to your regular veterinarian prior to discharge of your pet so that they may be familiarized with the case if follow up care is needed. If radiographs (X-rays) were obtained, we will email a copy of them to your veterinarian so they can review them.

“Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.”

Lenora Christensen, Veterinary Nurse