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Pet Emergency & Urgent Care

Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital delivers swift emergency and urgent care for your pet. Our expert veterinary team performs immediate assessments, providing life-saving interventions and tailored treatment plans with compassion.

Ensuring Rapid Assessment and Intervention in Critical Situations

In an emergency, seconds count. When you arrive with your pet on an emergency or urgent care basis, our highly trained staff will perform an immediate triage assessment to assess the stability of your pet and the need for emergency medical intervention. In life-threatening situations, you may be asked for consent to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

The first component of basic triage is assessing your pet’s level of consciousness, airway/breathing (labored breathing or choking, lack of oxygen), circulatory status (pale gums or weak pulses, racing heart), and pain score. Upon consent, patients needing urgent medical attention will be moved to our treatment area for immediate veterinarian assessment and commencement of emergency care.

Placing an IV catheter and administering IV fluids, giving oxygen supplementation, and pain relief medications may be elements of the initial stabilization of your pet. As your pet is stabilized, your veterinarian will review a diagnostic plan, which may include imaging (radiographs, ultrasound) and laboratory evaluation (blood and urine tests) to ascertain the severity of the situation and tailor treatment for your pet.

Your pet may need advanced care at a referral or specialty center. When this is the case, our staff will discuss options for transfer and referral. Your primary veterinarian will stay abreast of your pet’s status at the emergency facility.