Veterinary Emergency Room
Artemis Veterinary Emergency is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. As a result, our veterinary emergency room is always open when your pet becomes ill or has a life-threatening emergency. Additionally, the technology within our facility allows our skilled team of veterinarians and technical staff to quickly diagnose and treat your pet.
We accept walk-in emergencies, urgent care and referrals from your pet’s regular vet. Generally, we operate similarly to a human ER. For instance, we triage and see patients based on the degree of their condition. Treatment occurs in order of medical severity, not in the order of arrival.
What to Expect in Treatment
After evaluation and examination by our care team of techs and vets, we create a treatment plan for your pet. Some pets may be released the same day after performing tests and treatments. Others, however, may require hospitalization for emergency care.
Above all, emergency care involves quickly stabilizing and diagnosing the patient. This may include placing catheters, giving fluids, pain drugs, oxygen therapy or blood or plasma transfusions. Additionally, our in-house lab, radiology and ultrasound allow us to quickly obtain crucial diagnostic information.
We work closely with your regular vet to determine the best treatment plan for your pet. In some cases, your pet may be transferred back to your primary vet for continued care once they are open. In others, your vet may decide that your pet should remain at Artemis until they have recovered and are ready to go home. Generally though, most follow-up appointments will be with your vet.
Vet Emergencies that Require Immediate Attention:
- Troubled breathing
- Pale gums
- Unable to get up or move
- Vomiting blood
- Blood in the feces or urine
- Swollen abdomen
- Suspected broken leg
- Eye injuries
- Hit by car
- Attacks or bite wounds from other animals
- Straining to urinate
- Ingestion of foreign objects or toxins i.e. chocolate, grapes/raisins, antifreeze, etc.
- Labor that does not progress
- Signs of pain such as whining or shaking