Emergencies During Office Hours
Emergency medical situations are always scary for both you and your pet. If your pet is in need of urgent care, please call us immediately. If we cannot assess the situation over the phone, we will advise you to bring your pet in to one of our hospitals or to a full service 24-hour facility that we recommend.
All three of our locations are equipped to handle your emergency vet care in Brevard County, FL. However, for any urgent medical need outside of our regular hours, seek care at a 24/7 animal emergency hospital. We refer our clients to the hospitals listed below.
Recognizing a Pet Emergency Situation
Pet emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the signs can be subtle. If ever you are unsure about any small change in your pet's behavior, call us and after a few questions, we will determine whether your pet is in need of urgent medical care. However, some signs are definite emergencies and should be addressed straight away. Call us immediately to make sure we have a doctor available or one of the 24/7 animal emergency hospitals if they exhibit any of these symptoms:
- Breathing difficulties
- Blood in vomit, stool, or urine
- Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
- Signs of extreme pain (shaking, whining, isolation)
- Disorientation and confusion
- Ingestion of a toxic substance
- Swollen abdomen
- Irritation or injury to the eyes
- Injury from blunt force trauma
If at all possible, call in ahead of time to let us or the animal emergency hospital staff know you are on your way so we can better prep for your arrival.