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GMVH Emergency Services

13 Animal emergencies that require immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

  1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within five minutes

  2. Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging

  3. Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine

  4. Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool

  5. Injuries to your pet's eye(s)

  6. You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)

  7. Seizures and/or staggering

  8. Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)

  9. Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety

  10. Heat stress or heatstroke

  11. Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here

  12. Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more

  13. Unconsciousness

ANY concern about your pet's health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.

* We offer appointments 7 days a week.


* We have nursing staff devoted to our hospitalized cases day and night.  A doctor is either on site or on call for these cases.


* We offer a phone emergency triage service after hours for our active clients.  This means that you can talk with a doctor about a case if you are uncertain how to proceed after assessing your pet’s symptoms at home.


* Although we cannot be open 24/7 for service, we do have a list of facilities equipped and ready for an emergency that takes place after hours when we are closed.

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