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Posted on 03-12-2015
You voted and we’re honored to say that you picked us! For the second year in a row, Austin pet owners have voted the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin (EAHNWA) the “Best Emergency Veterinarian Clinic” in Austin. In a city famous for being one of the most pet-friendly in America, this is no small honor – and it’s a great reminder to our entire Austin veterinary team to continue striving to be even better!
Austin Emergency Veterinary Care: What to Do When Emergencies Strike
Our Austin emergency veterinarians understand that a late-night run to the vet is never anyone’s first choice. Whether your pet is vomiting and suffering from diarrhea, injured due to a hit-and-run car accident, or sick because of accidental poisoning, it goes without saying that any life-threatening emergency is incredibly upsetting and stressful. That’s why our emergency vet team is committed to doing everything possible to managing this situation as best as we can. Our response is always swift: we see pets on a triage basis in order to treat the most urgent cases as promptly as possible.
While we hope you never have to take your pet in to our vet hospital for emergency, after-hours care, if you do need to, follow these steps:
#1: Don’t delay. When an emergency strikes, every minute counts and your pet’s condition can worsen unexpectedly. When in doubt, bring your pet directly to the emergency hospital for a full assessment by our veterinary team.
#2: Gather the evidence. If you think your pet may have consumed a poisonous substance, but you don’t know what it is, bring a sample of this substance in with you.
#3: Call ahead, if possible. While no appointment is required for emergency care, if you can call ahead in advance of your arrival, we can have our emergency team on standby and ready to assist. This is especially beneficial for cases where your pet has been severely injured in an accident and may be immobilized or in shock.
Has your pet ever required emergency care?
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