What To Do In A Pet Emergency
The process of taking your pet to our 24-hour emergency animal clinic in Newtown will be smoother for both you and your furry companion if you know what to expect. Below are the steps you should follow when taking your pet to see our vets for emergency care:
Call Ahead If You Can
We know that in emergency situations, you might not be able to call us prior to your arrival, but it's best if you can. If you have time, you could also fill out our New Patient Form before you arrive at our emergency pet clinic.
Get To Our Office Right Away
A member of our emergency veterinary team will take you to an exam room. If you haven't already, we will ask you to complete our New Patient Form. A veterinary technician will triage your pet, and your veterinarian will conduct a complete exam.
After your cat or dog has been examined, our knowledgeable vets will establish a treatment plan so your pet will get the best treatment possible. We will keep your primary care veterinarian fully informed of your pet's medical history to guarantee seamless, integrated care that meets the requirements of your pet.
Animal Emergency FAQs
Emergency veterinary care pertains to the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially threaten the life of your pet.
- What's considered an emergency?
Below is a list of situations that are considered emergencies and will require immediate care. If your pet has been in an accident or is experiencing any of the symptoms, take them to our 24-hour emergency pet hospital in Newtown immediately.
- Severe lameness, fractured bones, or inability to move legs
- Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain
- Bleeding that hasn't stopped, or severe bleeding
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Pain associated with passing feces or urinating, or inability to pass feces or urinate
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Staggering and/or seizures
- Heatstroke or heat stress
- What emergency services do you offer?
At our emergency veterinary clinic, we offer high-quality emergency care for cats and dogs. We are equipped to offer specialized diagnostics, a diverse range of surgical services, and hospitalization.
- Do I need to call ahead?
If you are able, we highly recommend calling us prior to your arrival, however, we understand that emergency situations can happen very quickly and it isn't always possible.
If your situation doesn't provide you with the time to call, please don't hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate veterinary medical care.
It's always best to call us ahead if you are able, however, we understand that in emergency situations it isn't always feasible.
- When is your emergency clinic open?
Our emergency veterinary clinic in Newtown is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
A veterinary emergency hospital operates like a human emergency department — the timing can be unpredictable and you might have to wait.
We can't predict the cases we will see and when they will arrive, however, our team will prioritize cases depending on medical needs.
We have a comfortable waiting room, and we will do our best to keep you informed about wait times and your pet's status.
- Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?
Yes, we will keep your primary care veterinarian fully informed with your pet's medical history and files to make sure your pet gets seamless integrated care.
Our Emergency Veterinarians
The emergency veterinarians we have on staff are equipped and qualified to provide your pet with emergency care 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.