NHVS Animal Emergency
Animal Emergency Services
At any of our locations, we are ready to help you through those scary times when your pet becomes suddenly ill, is injured, or has ingested something that could be lethal. Serving as an extension of your family veterinarian’s practice, we are open 24/7 for animal emergencies.
Our team of emergency doctors and veterinary technicians focus on evaluating your pet’s condition quickly so that appropriate treatment can begin. From minor infections to life-threatening trauma, the NHVS emergency team evaluates, diagnoses and treats a range of medical problems, including those that may require surgery. And, because NHVS has a specialty hospital with a full complement of veterinary specialists, your pet can be referred to the appropriate specialist. All locations have a board certified small animal surgeon on call for emergency surgical services.
For pets requiring hospitalization, the inpatient unit and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at NHVS are designed for comfort and safety. Much like the ICU in a human hospital, NHVS’ ICU has sophisticated vital signs monitoring equipment and other technology to address your pet’s health needs. The ICU and inpatient unit are staffed with compassionate veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants experienced in emergency medicine.
Conditions we often treat:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Urinary obstruction in cats
- Abdominal emergencies: whining, restless, lethargic, arching back, unable to get comfortable, bloated or distended abdomen
- Allergic reactions: fever, vomiting, hives, scratching, excessive chewing, puffiness of face, puffiness of eyes, trouble breathing
- Bite wounds
- Motor vehicle trauma
- Sudden-onset complications arising from diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease
- Ingestion of toxins or poisons
- Immobility of back legs
- Respiratory emergencies- when your pet collapses, has bluish or gray gums, or has labored or shallow breathing
- Heat emergencies and dehydration
- Eye emergencies: redness, swelling, bleeding, discharge
- Ear Emergencies: swollen ears, strange odor or discharge
- Burns- chemical, electrical, and thermal
- Cardiac emergencies: collapse, weakness, slow heart rate, increased respiratory rate
- Cold emergencies: shivering, lethargy, weakness