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Pet emergencies don’t always happen during convenient business hours, and in urgent and emergency situations, time is of the essence.

Rest assured, we have all the equipment to handle these urgencies and  emergencies. We provide the very latest in surgical, anesthetic, diagnostic, and monitoring equipment to help ensure your pet receives the absolute best care possible. There is a complete surgical suite and intensive care unit. We have all the emergency supplies for situations needing medications and blood products.

What is considered for veterinary urgent care?

In general, an emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger your pet’s life. Some examples of conditions that need emergency medical care include: starting with the BAD B-words….
  • Broken bones such as a compound fracture, which involves a bone protruding through the skin
  • Brain seizures, convulsions,  or loss of consciousness
  • Bloat: distended stomach with multiple attempts to vomit and a distending belly
  • Bleeding
  • Blocked: inability to urinate
  • Burns: mouth or body
  • Blindness
  • Sudden numbness, weakness, or confusion
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vehicular trauma: when a pet is hit by a moving car, truck, or bus
  • Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds

What is Considered an Urgent Medical Condition?

Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not emergencies but still require care within 24 hours. Some examples include:
  • Dog fights/bites
  • Cat fights/bites/abscesses
  • Dietary indiscretion: eating non-food or problem foods
  • Accidents and falls
  • Cuts that don’t involve much blood but might need stitches
  • Breathing difficulties, such as mild to moderate asthma
  • Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Ear pain and infections
  • Minor broken bones and fractures in paws
  • Moderate back problems: unable to walk strongly or properly
  • Severe  cough
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration

Minor injuries and illnesses will have an examination by our urgent care veterinarians during our regular office hours. If your pet needs care and we’re here we’ll do our best to get them them the veterinary urgent care they need. If further intensive or specialty care is needed, we will refer you to our care providers. They include veterinary hospitals including Red Bank Veterinary HospitalGarden State Veterinary Specialists or North Star VETS.

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