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Veterinary Services

Urgent Pet Care

Learn more about our urgent pet care services below.

Urgent Pet Care in Bristow, VA 20136

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Veterinary Urgent Care

The technology within our facility allows our skilled team of veterinarians and technical staff to quickly diagnose and treat your pet.

We accept walk-in urgent care visits and referrals from your pet’s regular vet. Generally, we operate similarly to a human ER. For instance, we triage and see patients based on the degree of their condition. Treatment occurs in order of medical severity, not in the order of arrival.

What to Expect in Treatment
After evaluation and examination by our care team of techs and vets, we create a treatment plan for your pet. Some pets may be released the same day after performing tests and treatments. Others, however, may require hospitalization for urgent care.

Above all, urgent care involves quickly stabilizing and diagnosing the patient. This may include placing catheters, giving fluids, pain drugs, oxygen therapy or blood or plasma transfusions. Additionally, our in-house lab, radiology and ultrasound allow us to quickly obtain crucial diagnostic information.

Veterinary Emergency Requiring Immediate Attention:

  • Troubled breathing
  • Pale gums
  • Unable to get up or move
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Suspected broken leg
  • Eye injuries
  • Hit by car
  • Attacks or bite wounds from other animals
  • Straining to urinate
  • Ingestion of foreign objects or toxins i.e. chocolate,
  • grapes/raisins, antifreeze, etc.
  • Labor that does not progress
  • Signs of pain such as whining or shaking