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Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is showing any signs or behaviors that are causing your concern, contact our office as soon as possible. If it is outside of our regular business hours, we offer telemedicine through Guardian Vets at the number above.
Our reliable and compassionate veterinary team offers care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. Pets are our passion and we take pride in providing your companion with quality medical care when they need it the most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During our routine business hours, call our hospital as soon as possible. If it is outside of these hours, call the number listed above for telemedicine service.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Keep calm and be careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain or distress, they can often react negatively towards anyone trying to help them by scratching or biting.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our South Lebanon veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Pet Emergency FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Little Miami Veterinary Services.
- Do I need to call ahead?
At Little Miami Veterinary Services, we provide urgent and emergency veterinary care to pets during our regular business hours. It is always best to call ahead if possible, but we know that in emergency situations this isn't always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we will recommend that you visit a trusted after-hours emergency vet.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 07:30 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our South Lebanon animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We aren't able to predict what kinds of cases we will see and when they will arrive. If at all possible, call ahead to find out whether or not we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we can't fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule, we will recommend a trusted emergency veterinary hospital for you to visit instead.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Little Miami Veterinary Services we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are able to provide urgent and emergency veterinary care to small domestic pets like dogs and cats, exotic mammals like ferrets and rabbits and large animals like cows and alpacas.