VetUrgency vs. ER

“VETURGENCY” Signs and Symptoms

EYES
discharge, closed, tearing, swollen, itching
EARS
red and painful, itching, discharge, odor, cuts
NOSE
discharge, cuts, sneezing
MOUTH
pain, swelling, sudden bad odor, inability to eat or drink
MUSCULOSKELETAL
limping, unable to walk, cuts and bites, swelling
SKIN
itching, infection, allergic reaction, cuts, bruising, parasite removal
LUNGS
coughing or wheezing
GI
vomiting, diarrhea, straining to defecate, not eating or drinking, scooting
URINARY
UTI frequent or painful urination, unable to urinate, accidents, licking at vulva/prepuce
GENITAL
licking, discharge, swelling

A regular Emergency Room Hospital (ER) is required for life threatening conditions, overnight intensive care, and most surgical needs. This is in contrast to a health concern your pet has that needs attended to after regular vet hours, but your pet is stable…

ER Conditions

  • Trouble Breathing
  • White or Blue Gum Color
  • Unconscious or Collapsed
  • Heart Failure
  • Hit By Car
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding
  • Head Trauma
  • Trauma that Exposes Bone
  • Trauma that Opens the Chest or Abdomen

ER Surgery

  • Spleen Torsion
  • Bloat/GDV
  • Difficulty birthing Puppies/Kittens
  • Stomach or Intestine Blockage

If upon arrival your pet is found to need further care than we can provide, assessment and stabilization will be offered as well as directing you and your pet to a full service ER or referral hospital depending on diagnostic needs.