We will see emergencies during our regular hours. Please call our office if your pet is sick or needs emergency care. If we are not in the office, the answering system will provide instructions. We refer emergencies to Valley Central Emergency Hospital in Fullerton or Eastern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Center on evenings, weekends and holidays when the hospital is closed. Both facilities are full service after hours hospitals where your pet will receive constant veterinary and nursing supervision throughout his stay. Please be sure they fax your pet’s records to us so that we are aware that you needed to seek emergency attention and can be sure your pet’s problem is resolved.
After Hours Emergency Care:
Pet Poison Helpline 800-213-6680
Diagnostics For Sick Pets
The hospital is equipped to take routine and dental x-rays and run urinalyses, intestinal parasite exams, cytology samples and blood tests. However, making a diagnosis starts with listening carefully to your description of your pet’s behavior and symptoms. No matter what his or her presenting problem is, the veterinarian will give him a comprehensive examination from nose to tail. We allot 30 minutes for each exam in order to be thorough. Please alert us when scheduling your appointment if you feel your pet needs extra time and we will be happy to schedule an extended appointment. We will refer your pet to a board certified specialist should he or she have a condition requiring more specialized equipment or expert care in a particular field. Convenient referral sites include Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services.