At Curbside Veterinary Clinic, we do our utmost to provide emergency vet services around the clock. Call us first, so we can arrange to have you bring your pet to our clinic — or we’ll even come to your location for a premium cost. If we are unable to help, we’ll still refer you to the next nearest emergency vet clinic.
Emergency Vet Services
We offer a wide range of services to help your pet recover from a medical emergency:
- Diagnostic testing
- IV administration
- In-house lab tests for quick results
- Blood pressure, ECG, and oxygen monitoring
- Emergency surgery/stitching
- Pain management
Signs of a Pet Emergency
Learn to recognize the signs of a medical emergency in your pet, so that you can get them emergency vet services as quickly as possible:
- Heavy bleeding from an accident, fighting with another animal, or other incidents
- Heatstroke symptoms: Heavy breathing, rapid pulse, vomiting, lethargy
- Severe stomach bloat (in dogs): Hunched appearance, unsuccessful attempts to vomit — this can be a life-threatening emergency for dogs,
- which requires immediate medical attention.
- Low body temperature (below 98F) or high fever (above 105F)
- Blood in vomit or diarrhea
- Pale gums
- Weak or heavy pulse
- An epileptic seizure, or seizure after a head injury
- Loss of consciousness
- Broken bones
How to Stabilize Your Pet in an Emergency
Sometimes seconds count when you are on your way to an emergency vet clinic with your pet. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some basic pet first aid techniques, in case you need to stabilize your pet. If you have someone driving you to Curbside Vet or if we are coming to your location, here are some tips on keeping your pet stable:
- If your pet is bleeding, apply pressure to the wound site with a cloth. If possible, elevate the wound.
- In a choking emergency, try to remove the object from your pet’s airway with a finger. If that fails, try administering a sharp rap to your pet’s chest.
- Pet CPR: If your pet’s heart stops or if he has stopped breathing, lay him on his side. Breathe in through the nostrils while holding the mouth closed (one breath every 3 seconds). Administer three chest compressions in between each breath.