At Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service, we offer immediate medical treatment for pets. Care for your pet begins as soon as you call or walk in to our hospital. When you arrive, our staff will listen closely to your observations about your pet and listen closely to the symptoms you describe.
If there is any question about the stability of your pet, with your permission one of our veterinary technicians will examine your pet or bring your pet to the treatment center for immediate examination and treatment.
If your pet is stable, you and your pet will be escorted to a private exam room where a technician and/or veterinarian will examine your pet, take vital signs including pulse, breathing rate and temperature, take an overall assessment of your pet’s condition and discuss your pet’s symptoms with you. Depending upon your pet’s symptoms, our veterinarian may recommend additional testing to get a clearer understanding of your pet’s condition.
Once our veterinarian has diagnosed your pet, he or she will discuss, in detail, the treatment options recommended for your pet. Each treatment plan is customized for each pet and is based upon the wishes of the owner.
If your pet requires a stay at our hospital, you may call us at any time for a progress report on the condition of your pet. Our hospital is equipped with state of the art monitoring and diagnostic equipment along with experienced, trained emergency veterinarians and veterinary staff. We will be in contact with you as soon as there are any important changes in your pet’s condition. Your primary care veterinarian will be kept up to date with your pet’s treatment plan and continued progress.
When your pet is ready to go home, a veterinarian and/or veterinary technician will explain any at-home care your pet needs, such as medications and dosage, symptoms to watch for, and follow up visits required. Your primary care veterinarian will receive copies of your pet’s medical records and discharge instructions. We urge all owners to seek follow up care with their primary veterinarian.
If you have any questions once you return home, please give us a call. We will be happy to answer any of your questions—we are here for you and your pet!