Emergency Pet Care at Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital
A pet emergency can happen at any time. Your pet may have a sudden illness or an accident that requires immediate care from a qualified veterinarian. That's why it's crucial to have an animal hospital ready to help your pet by providing state-of-the-art equipment and the knowledge needed for appropriate care. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Mattituck-Laurel, NY, we can help your animal when he or she needs it most through our emergency care.
Recognizing a Pet Veterinary Emergency
Sometimes, an emergency situation is obvious, such as when an animal is bleeding from a wound or having difficulty breathing. However, at other times, you may not be aware that an emergency is occurring, such as when your pet has a seizure, experiences heatstroke from hot weather, or when the animal becomes disoriented or is unable to walk. Any situation that seriously impairs a pet's ability to function normally can be considered a veterinary emergency requiring immediate care.
What You Should Do When Your Pet Has an Emergency
Having an animal in an emergency health situation is an upsetting event, but it's important that pet owners remain calm and seek out veterinary care as quickly as possible. You can provide valuable information about the illness or injury to our veterinarians if you remain calm when bringing your pet in. Apply pressure to any wounds that are bleeding. Wrap the animal in a blanket and transport it to our vet immediately. It's always a good idea to call the vet's office before you arrive to allow the staff to clear time to see the patient.
How Veterinarians Handle Emergency Veterinary Care
If you call ahead to the office, we will ensure our veterinarian on duty keeps time open to see your pet immediately. Our vets will give the animal a careful examination and provide immediate procedures to relieve pain or provide life-saving measures. Blood tests, x-rays, or ultrasound testing may be needed for a more thorough diagnosis.
After an accurate diagnosis is made, our veterinarians will consult with you about further treatment that might be needed. The animal may need to stay at the animal hospital for some time. When your pet is ready to go home, our vets will provide instructions on home care and schedule follow-up visits.
Make Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Laurel, NY
Our veterinarians and staff at Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing the best care possible for our patients in Laurel, NY, Mattituck, and surrounding communities. We offer many services, including parasite prevention, vaccinations, wellness visits, diagnostics, surgery, and dental care. We treat dogs, cats, equines, rabbits, and farm animals. Contact Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital today at 631-298-1177 for an appointment to have your pet examined or to learn more about the emergency pet care we offer. Our emergency pet care hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 11:00am