Artemis Veterinary Emergency is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Our veterinary emergency and critical care services are always available when your pet becomes ill or experiences a life-threatening emergency. The advanced technologies within our facility allow our skilled team of Veterinarians and technical staff to diagnose and treat your pet.
We accept walk-in emergencies, urgent care and referrals from your regular veterinarian. We operate similarly to a human emergency room. Patients are triaged and seen based on how critical they are. Treatment occurs in order of medical condition and seriousness, not in the order of arrival.
After evaluation and examination by our care team of technicians and veterinarian, a treatment plan is created. Some pets may be released the same day after appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments are performed. Others may require hospitalization for emergency care. Emergency care involves stabilizing the patient which may include placing intravenous catheters, administering IV fluids, pain medications, oxygen therapy and blood or plasma transfusions. Our in-house laboratory, radiology and ultrasound capabilities enable us to quickly obtain crucial diagnostic information.
We work closely with your regular veterinarian to determine the best treatment plan for your pet. In some cases, your pet may be transferred back to your primary veterinarian for continued care once they are open, and in other instances, your veterinarian may decide that your pet should remain hospitalized at Artemis until they have recovered and are ready to be sent home. In general, most follow-up appointments will be with your veterinarian.
Vet Emergencies that require immediate attention:
- Difficulty breathing
- Pale gums
- Collapse or inability 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
- Ingestion of toxins (chocolate, grapes/raisins, antifreeze, etc)
- Labor that does not progress
- Signs of pain such as whining or shaking