New Hope Animal Hospital Emergency Veterinary Services
New Hope Animal Hospital offers emergency veterinary services to the Durham and Chapel Hill communities. Our regular clients know our staff of veterinarians, but for new patients, please meet Dr. Windram, Dr. Bush, and Dr. Batts.
Our veterinarians offer regular care for all kinds of pets, including emergency veterinary medicine. Our ongoing mission is to provide Durham and Chapel Hill pets with the best care possible.
What is a Pet Emergency?
What is the difference between a regular vet visit and an emergency vet visit? Regular service includes general care, such as check-ups, vaccinations, diet and weight loss issues. Even pet dental care such as teeth cleaning, and things of that nature are considered routine.
Emergency services include situations such as trauma, broken bones, or a drastic changes in your pets normal behavior. Emergency services may also be for vomiting or loose stools, both of which may be signs of disease or even poisoning.
Pets get into a lot of things that can lead to emergency vet services. Some house plants are toxic and can kill cats and dogs. If you notice your pet vomiting or displaying neurological systems such as staggering, having problems walking, or turning in circles then you have an emergency on your hands.
Planning Ahead for the Unexpected
It is a good idea to think about all potential emergencies including those that happen to pets. You don't need to call us to bring your pet into our emergency clinic. Like regular emergency rooms, we triage pets according to life-threatening conditions. Sometimes time is critical so just bring your pet in directly.
New Hope Animal Hospital offers emergency services from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.
Preventable Pet Emergencies
Remember never leave your pet in a hot car. The chance of heat stroke is almost a certainty even for short periods of time. This is an example of a preventable pet emergency. If you have questions about household toxins and pets, just ask your question in the comments below.