Is a pet emergency a good excuse to miss work?
Jerry Klein, chief veterinary officer at the American Kennel Club: There’s really no reason a person would need to stay home from work just to observe or nurse a pet. Also, you may not need to miss an entire day of work, as long as you’re able to bring your pet to the vet or emergency room early enough.
When to take your pet to urgent care?
Our convenient Urgent Care hours will provide owners peace of mind, rather than having to worry about their pet’s condition through the night or weekend, when your veterinarian may not be able to see them. Typical conditions seen by Urgent Care include, but are not limited to the following:
Is the Veterinary Medical Center an urgent care facility?
The Veterinary Medical Center is pleased to introduce its new Urgent Care Service! Recognized and respected for its world-class, comprehensive specialty and emergency care, the VMC now offers new convenient hours for companion animals needing to see a veterinarian after normal office hours but not requiring a visit to the emergency room.
What kind of emergency care does a veterinary hospital offer?
Our highly skilled ER team is well prepared to provide life-or-limb-saving care for companion animals. Patients requiring emergency care have a high likelihood of needing to be admitted to the hospital for intensive care and may require the involvement of other veterinary specialists (e.g. surgery, critical care, cardiology, etc.).
When to take a dog to the emergency room?
Patients requiring emergency care have a high likelihood of needing to be admitted to the hospital for intensive care and may require the involvement of other veterinary specialists (e.g. surgery, critical care, cardiology, etc.). Conditions considered to be medical emergencies include, but are not limited to the following:
When to go to the emergency vet office?
Emergency veterinarians operate a little differently than regular veterinarians. Here are a few tips to keep you from being surprised: Even vet offices that are open 24 hours prefer you call before you arrive. In a life-threatening emergency, it gives them time to prepare.
Is there a 24 hour emergency vet clinic?
Others only staff specialists who treat the most severely injured and ill pets in consultation with their regular veterinarian. This kind of care was once only available at veterinarian teaching hospitals, but now there are 24-hour emergency veterinary clinics in every part of the country.
When to take your pet to the emergency room?
Like in a human trauma unit, emergency vets treat those who need immediate attention first. It can be hard to wait a long time for a veterinarian to see your pet. But be grateful that your pet is stable enough that she can wait for the doctor. Emergency veterinary care is not cheap.
Can a veterinary receptionist say no to a patient?
The veterinary team is right for saying “no” if they feel like taking on another patient will negatively impact quality of care. It’s a lose-lose situation, and the veterinary receptionist is at the fulcrum of that vice grip. We’ll keep working toward solutions, but it is important that the receptionist experience during this time be shared.