The emergency service at CARE is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help with your pet’s urgent needs. Emergencies can range from life-threatening injuries to simple illnesses that just can’t wait until your veterinary office opens. Our staff is trained in emergency assessment, diagnosis and treatment so that your pet can feel better as soon as possible.
The emergency visit begins with an assessment of the severity of the illness and whether urgent treatment is needed. For some pets with less serious illnesses, this might mean waiting while our doctors attend to an animal with more immediate needs. Your stay with us also can vary depending on what tests need to be performed and whether the pet needs to remain in our hospital.
We understand that during this stressful time, it’s vital that we communicate what to expect and what treatment options are best. Because your regular veterinarian is a core part of your pet’s healthcare team, we also make sure he or she is aware of all test results and treatment plans.
At CARE, our emergency veterinarians have the advantage of access to specialists who provide consultation and perform complicated emergency procedures. We know how worried owners are when their pets have an emergency and our focus is to relieve that worry by providing exceptional care with compassion.
Recent Emergency Blog Posts
Poison Prevention Week, which occurs during the third week in March each year, has inspired us to discuss three of the most common causes of toxicity-related incidents we see in CARE’s Emergency Room. We believe that awareness is instrumental in...read more
All too often, we see (typically male) feline patients in our emergency and ICU departments who are suffering from Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). FLUTD is basically defined as anything that causes "inflammation" of the lower urinary tract....read more
With all of the decorations and tasty treats, there are many things that could be harmful to your furry friends during the holiday season. Here are some hazards to avoid and tips to make your holidays safe and joyful. Hazards Around the Christmas Tree Be...read more
Pets will be pets and get into things they shouldn’t from time to time. It’s just in their nature. If and when your pet ingests a potential toxin, what should you do? The truth is, there’s no standard protocol; it depends on what was ingested and how long it’s been in...read more
As temperatures heat up, dogs develop risk for heat stroke. Pet owners need to be conscious of the effects extreme heat can have on their beloved animals and be cautious not to overexpose them. Common Mistakes: With nice weather, we are more inclined to walk or run...read more
Dogs are social creatures. They respect the pack structure and in their own canine way end up with a job. If they don’t have help from the pack leader (hopefully, you) they will choose their own job. Sometimes that job is as simple as accompanying the leader. My...read more