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Emergency

Our emergency team works closely with your family veterinarian to ensure continuity of care for your family and for your pet.

The team in our emergency department works with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our medical team of experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians have extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services.

Your family veterinarian may refer you to an emergency or critical care doctor for diagnosis and ongoing support of many conditions, including, but not limited to:

Diagnostics

  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound

  • Inpatient Abdominal Ultrasounds: Inpatient abdominal ultrasound services are available at SAVES. Ultrasounds are available to patients on Mondays and Saturdays. Patients must be under our care as inpatients to receive this service.

If you are a veterinarian and you would like to transfer a patient or if you have any questions, please give us a call at (603) 306-0007 to discuss before transferring.

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What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic:

POISON CONTROL CENTERS:

Gather any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten or suspected of being eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. Please don’t be shy; if it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team; it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.

Emergency Services

  • Acute pain

  • Continuous EKG monitoring

  • Dystocia management (difficulty giving birth)

  • Full cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Immune-related diseases

  • Infectious diseases

  • Kidney and liver disease

  • Neurologic problems

  • Peritonitis

  • Pneumonia and lung disease

  • Severe pancreatitis

  • Severe gastrointestinal emergencies (bloat)

  • Sepsis management

  • Seizure management

  • Toxicosis or poisonings

  • Trauma

  • Trouble breathing

  • Trouble walking

  • Trouble urinating

Pet-Specific First Aid Kit

We recommend keeping a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit.

  • Pet backpack or lunchbox (Place all the following items inside and remember to restock)

  • Phone Numbers (Your regular veterinarian, the closest emergency room, & Poison Control (888) 426-4435)

  • A spare leash

  • Self-cling bandage

  • Muzzle

  • Gauze pads

  • Gauze roll

  • Bandage tape

  • Ice pack

  • Cotton balls

  • Scissors

  • Saltine solution

  • Tweezers

  • Rectal thermometer

  • Disposable gloves

  • Blanket

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, if approved by a veterinarian)

  • Styptic powder (Kwik stop)

  • Nail Clippers

  • Flashlight

  • Rubbing alcohol (To clean thermometer)

  • Your pet's paperwork (Rabies certificate and important medical records)

Remember to check your kit regularly for quantities and expired items

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