Responding to the Call: Veterinarians in Action During Disasters and Emergencies

veterinary emergencies.

When disaster strikes, people and pets alike pay the price. Unfortunately, it can be difficult, if not impossible, for people to bring their companion animals with them to shelters during times of crisis. During Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 44% of New Orleans residents who refused to evacuate did so because they couldn’t bear to leave their pets behind. 

With the post-Katrina passing of the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, things have gotten a little bit better. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) now helps fund pet rescues and pet-friendly emergency shelters during natural disasters. 

And that’s where veterinarians come in. Here at Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care, we want to recognize how veterinarians spring into action during disasters and emergencies. 

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Advancing Emergency Care: Innovative Diagnostic Tools for Swift Intervention in Veterinary Medicine

emergency veterinary diagnostics.

Time is money, and in the case of a veterinary emergency, it can be the difference between life and death. At Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care we know that quick action and efficient diagnosis in our emergency care services can mean better outcomes. We are always working to stay abreast of advancements in veterinary medicine and utilizing innovative diagnostic tools to offer the best care for pets possible. 

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The Importance of After-Hours Care for Your Pet

pet in pain.

Sometimes a pet needs help, and it just can’t wait. Emergency pet care is a true need, and Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care is honored to offer 24-hour veterinary care so that we can be there when you need us most. 

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A Pet Owner’s Guide to Common Emergencies

Pet emergency.

The best time to prepare a pet emergency preparedness plan is before you bring your furry companion home for the first time. The second-best time is now. So we’re glad you’re here! In this guide, you’ll learn what you need for a pet first aid kit. You’ll also learn the signs of some common pet emergencies. 

Keep in mind that all pet first aid measures should immediately be followed by a trip to the vet. Our team [link to Our Veterinarians page] at Animal Medical Hospital is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We provide advanced ICU care and emergency surgery to help treat your pet’s life-threatening conditions

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Our Top Tips for Pet First Aid

Pet first aid.

When a pet is sick or injured, everything goes out the window. While Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here for you around the clock, basic first-aid skills can go a long way towards keeping your head level and your pet in the best hands possible. Basic animal first-aid skills are a must for every pet owner, and we are here to get you started off with your best paw forward. 

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Is It an Emergency or Just Urgent? When to Call an Emergency Vet

Pet emergency.

It can be hard to know whether your pet needs emergency attention or if it can wait until the morning. With pet emergency hospitals such as at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care being busier than ever, it is helpful for pet parents to have a good understanding as to when to bring their animal in immediately and when to wait for an appointment. 

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Breathe Easy Understanding Asthma in Dogs

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Pet emergencies can be distressing, especially when they involve your pet’s ability to breathe. While there are many different causes of respiratory problems in our pet patients, you can be assured that Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is equipped to diagnose and handle all kinds of scenarios. 

Many respiratory problems that we see appear similarly to how one might envision asthma in dogs. While true asthma is not something that is often seen in dogs, there are definitely diseases that might seem consistent with it. Understanding these worrisome canine conditions can help pet owners spot trouble quickly and seek help early, before it becomes a true emergency.

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In Case of a Pet Emergency…

A cat in a carrier

An emergency situation is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed and out of control. When it involves your beloved animal family members, though, the stakes can feel even higher. 

Emergencies happen, and Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care knows how much having a game plan ahead of time can make a difference. In case of a pet emergency, we are here for you.

Pet Emergency Preparedness

In any stressful situation, the first step is to identify if you are truly experiencing a pet emergency or not. While it is always better to err on the side of caution and give us a call if you are not sure if it’s an emergency, some things are always emergent. These may include, but are not limited to…

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All About the Veterinary Services We Offer to Our Pet Families 

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We so appreciate the fact that you follow our blog, whether you are a current client or someone who simply reads us for information and enjoyment. It is our goal to provide great information and resources that keep you informed about the latest in pet health and wellness. But did you know that Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care offers many services under one roof? That’s right!

If you are looking for a one-stop place for complete, holistic veterinary care, we can accommodate you! Let’s explore some of the options in animal health you can access at our facility.

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Allergic Reaction or Pet Poisoning? How to Tell

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It is downright stressful when your pet is sick; and even more so when you think something might be seriously wrong. If you have ever found yourself agonizing about whether to bring your pet in during emergency hours, you know what we mean.

Sometimes pets have emergencies; and it’s not always possible to tell (at home) how serious something might be or even what is going on. That is where Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care Center comes in! Don’t worry too much about whether it is an allergic reaction or pet poisoning or something else – give us a call and let us figure it out.

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