When you arrive with an emergency, we treat your pet immediately. After assessing vital signs in a cursory exam, we determine the path of services that are appropriate for the patient. Clients with respiratory distress, seizures and profuse bleeding should be transported to the clinic quickly and seen immediately. A pet that ingests toxins should be seen within 30 minutes so we can effectively sequester or remove harmful substances before they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Problems that involve difficulty walking, breathing or eliminating can go from bad to worse, so contact us as soon as possible.
Our goal at PVPH is to be certain urgent medical conditions do not escalate into medical or surgical emergencies. Pets that are vomiting or have diarrhea should be seen if symptoms persist more than 24 hours, or immediately if your pet is weak or lethargic. Most Urgent Care patients spend a day in the clinic for diagnostic tests and supportive therapy to help your pet stabilize, and return home as soon as possible.
If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, transport your pet quickly and call us en route to let us know you're coming. If the clinic is closed, contact The Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (952) 942-8272 and follow their instructions.
Remember, we provide pet transport and house call services if you cannot transport your pet to the clinic easily, quickly or safely.