We proudly extend our emergency services to the New River Valley and surrounding areas, encompassing a three-hour radius. Our collaborative approach involves close coordination with referring veterinarians and accepting transfers from other hospitals for 24-hour monitoring and emergency surgeries. At Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, our mission is to offer excellence in emergency pet care, ensuring the well-being of your beloved companion and providing you with peace of mind.
We acknowledge that emergencies can introduce stress and unforeseen financial challenges. To offer support during these demanding times, we encourage you to visit our website and explore the array of payment options we have made available. Our goal is to help alleviate financial concerns and ensure that your pet receives the necessary care without added worries.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
It’s essential to recognize situations that warrant immediate attention. Pet emergencies may include:
- Trauma: Accidents, falls, or any sudden injury that causes severe pain or bleeding.
- Breathing Difficulties: Labored breathing, choking, or signs of respiratory distress.
- Toxin Ingestion: If your pet has ingested a toxic substance like chemicals, medications, or certain foods (e.g., chocolate, grapes, or xylitol), contact us immediately.
- Seizures: Prolonged or repeated seizures should be treated as emergencies.
- Uncontrolled Bleeding: Severe or uncontrolled bleeding from any wound or orifice requires immediate attention.
- Collapse or Loss of Consciousness: If your pet suddenly loses consciousness or collapses, it’s crucial to seek help promptly.
- Difficulty Giving Birth: If your pregnant pet is experiencing prolonged labor without delivering puppies or kittens, contact us.
- Severe Vomiting or Diarrhea: If your pet is vomiting or experiencing diarrhea continuously, they may become dehydrated and require immediate care.
- Heatstroke: Overheating can be life-threatening for pets. Signs include excessive panting, drooling, and lethargy.
- Inability to Urinate: A blocked urinary tract can be excruciating for your pet and requires immediate intervention.
- Stay Calm: Your pet looks to you for reassurance, so maintaining your composure is essential.
- Contact Us: We ask if possible that you call ahead whenever possible at 540-382-5042 so we can prepare for your pet’s emergency.
- Safety: Ensure your pet is safe from further harm, but be cautious, as injured animals may react defensively.
- Transport: If possible, safely transport your pet to our clinic. Use a carrier for small pets and secure larger animals with a leash or blanket.