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We're open when your family veterinarian's office is closed... nights, weekends and holidays - 24/7

Few aspects of pet ownership are more terrifying than when your pet has taken ill in the middle of the night or during weekend hours when your veterinarian's office is closed. Our Emergency Service is here to care for your pet under these circumstances, and we are no farther away than your phone, 24 hours a day. We treat a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions affecting dogs and cats. When you arrive, your pet will be examined and assessed by one of our emergency veterinarians who will explain the treatment options available to you. (Please remember that cases are seen on the basis of need, with the most severely affected patients being seen first).

A fully equipped state-of-the-art veterinary hospital...

Our state-of-the-art equipment and treatment regimens are similar to those found in human hospitals. Our in-house laboratory can provide fast and accurate, lifesaving information which enables us to aggressively and appropriately treat your pet. In order to be proactive rather than reactive, we have an extensive monitoring network and outstanding professional and support personnel. When seconds count... we are here for you!

  • 24 hour veterinary and technical staff
  • Advanced diagnostic capabilities including digital radiography, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI
  • Vitals monitoring to track the patients condition, support the treatment plan and immediately identify any change in medical needs
  • Veterinarians experienced in emergency care
  • Veterinary specialist support
  • Emergency surgery
  • Advanced anesthetic monitoring capabilities
  • Experience in assessing and administering appropriate pain management

About Emergencies

Some examples of when your pet might need emergency medical attention include:

  • Cat with open mouth breathing
  • Blue, purple or pale gums and tongue
  • Trouble breathing/severe coughing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Ingestion of a foreign body
  • Trauma (car accident, fall, attack)
  • Lacerations
  • Signs of extreme discomfort
  • Acute lameness
  • Eye trauma or acute blindness
  • Inability to move legs or weakness of limbs
  • Distended abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating or urinating blood
  • Severe vomiting, diarrhea or unproductive retching
  • Seizures or tremors
  • Unusual and erratic behavior
  • Sudden collapse
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Uncontrollable itching/hives/allergic reactions
  • Neonatal emergencies
  • Suspect poisoning (i.e. rat bait, anti-freeze, medication...)  ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
  • Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens

Call us: If you are unsure if your pet is in need of emergency care, we are available to help. A phone call to our staff may help ease your mind or help you make an informed decision. 520.888.3177

Triage: We treat the most critically ill or seriously injured patients first. Upon arrival at SAVSEC all pets are triaged by our experienced medical staff. Pets with emergencies are seen as they arrive at SAVSEC and served based on the severity of the condition or injury. If your pet has life-threatening needs, they will be seen immediately.

Keeping your family veterinarian informed is important to us

To ensure continuity of care your family veterinarian will be updated of your pet's visit to our hospital. The attending doctor will contact your regular veterinarian upon discharge to notify them of your visit, and we remain available to them even after your pet's stay with us is completed. We will also fax your pets medical records.

Upon discharge from SAVSEC you will be provided with discharge instructions, medications if needed and recommendations for follow-up care. Our emergency staff is available 24 hours a day for questions and concerns about your pet's health.
We understand that it takes much more than just medical skill to fully care for animals, it takes compassion and dedication.

We care about that one special pet - yours.

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Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

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