Emergency and Urgent Care

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Emergency and Urgent Care2018-05-02T10:36:28+00:00

Emergency & Urgent Care

Emergency veterinary care when you need it

At Westside Animal Emergency Clinic, we work with surrounding veterinary hospitals to ensure that our community has 24 hour care for their pets (except for a handful of day practices that are closed early on certain days, or have specific days they stay closed, etc… ). We work hand in hand with a your primary veterinarian when they referring your pet to us for surgery or monitoring. We make sure to communicate with your the primary veterinarian with all records and treatments received.

Pet emergencies can occur at any time—on weekends, holidays and in the middle of the night. When they do—and your family veterinarian is closed or unreachable—bring your pet into Westside Animal Emergency Clinic for on-the-spot emergency care.

We’re experts at providing round-the-clock care at some of the most critical moments in your pet’s life—when every second matters, and your pet needs the care of experienced emergency veterinarians who are ready for any situation.

Working hand-in-hand with your family veterinarian

Our emergency resources include access to:

  • In-house laboratory
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics equipment
  • An on-staff Critical Care specialist
  • Board-certified veterinary specialists in multiple disciplines

Common veterinary emergencies include:

  • Trauma such as being hit by a car
  • Falling more than a few feet
  • Lacerations/wounds
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding
  • Unconscious/loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Broken bones
  • Object stuck in throat
  • Seizures
  • Ingestion of toxic substance such as antifreeze, rat poison, pesticides, household cleansers or medication that wasn’t prescribed for the pet
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as shaking, whining or refusing to socialize
  • Sudden collapse or inability to stand up
  • Disorientation
  • Injury to eyes and/or sudden blindness
  • Heatstroke
  • Tender, swollen abdomen—accompanied by gagging and attempts to vomit