The emergency practice is designed to provide critical care for sick and injured pets when your regular veterinarian is not available. In-house laboratory equipment along with our relationship with several laboratories in the area allow us to perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests. In 2015 will be expanding to 24 hour emergency care.
When bringing in your pet for emergency care, please give us a call at 216.362.6000 so that we may be fully prepared to take care of your pet upon arrival.
What to Expect
Upon entering the emergency center, you and your pet will be greeted by one of our veterinary assistants. Our assistants will let the medical staff know that you are here and if your pet requires immediate assessment, we will provide immediate attention.
When your pet is brought into our treatment area, we will obtain vitals (temperature, weight, heart rate, ect.) and a veterinarian will carefully evaluate your pet. Once the veterinarian’s evaluation of your pet is complete, if we discover that your pet’s condition is more critical, your pet will be will remain in the treatment area for observation.
However, if your pet’s situation is not found to be critical, the veterinarian will discuss the best treatment and care plan with you.
Sometimes, your primary care veterinarian will transfer your sick pet over to our clinic for overnight or continuing care. We will work closely with them to ensure the best possible care for your pet. Animal Emergency Clinic West will routinely send information about your pet’s condition to your primary care veterinarian.
If your pet requires hospitalization with us, he or she will receive constant monitoring from our medical staff.
Feel free to give us a call periodically to inquire about your pet’s status or to talk to a staff member about coming in to visit your pet. We understand just how stressful a pet emergency situation can be and we are more than happy to update you on how your pet is doing.