INITIAL EMERGENCY EXAMINATION
Following an initial examination by the veterinarian on duty, diagnostic and treatment options are discussed with the pet owner. An estimate for anticipated medical services is provided.
The hospital is equipped to run complete CBCs, chemistry profiles, electrolytes, blood gases, urinalysis and several other useful tests. All of these tests can be performed within 30 minutes.
The speed of digital x-rays enables the doctor to make a rapid assessment of your pet’s condition. The digital images can also be emailed to a radiologist for consultation if necessary. A CD with all of the digital images is sent home with the client when the pet is discharged.
Common emergency surgical procedures are gastric torsion, Caesarian section, intestinal foreign body, urethral obstruction, and wound repair. All patients are connected to a vital signs monitor during surgery.
Inpatient care includes intravenous therapy, blood transfusion, pain management, antibiotic therapy, anti-inflammatory therapy, anticonvulsant therapy, anti-emetic and anti-diarrhea medication. Snakebite and poisonings are commonly treated. An oxygen cage is available for patients with low blood oxygen. Hospitalized patients are continuously monitored by the doctor and nursing staff.
Upon discharge of the patient, you will be given thorough instructions about aftercare. Please consult your regular veterinarian for continued medical care. A summary of your pet’s records will be sent to your veterinarian.