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Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Medicine service at WestVet knows pets aren’t like family, they are family. That is why we offer skilled and compassionate emergency veterinarians, along with an expert support team, who are always prepared to treat even the most challenging pet health emergency.

In addition to providing excellent care, we prioritize communication and collaboration between our clients, primary care veterinarians, and our specialty service network to ensure each pet has a treatment plan best suited for their individual health needs.

Our emergency hospitals are fully equipped with advanced veterinary medical equipment used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of veterinary emergencies. Our in-house equipment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Blood Transfusion Equipment
  • In-house Laboratory
  • Nasal Oxygen
  • Oxygen Cages
  • Surgical Capability
  • X-ray Equipment



Much like in human medicine, emergencies can happen at any time. That is why the Emergency Medicine team at WestVet is available during the times when your family veterinarian may not be.

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek veterinary medical
attention immediately:

  • Any trauma, falls, hit-by-car
  • Bloated, distended, or painful abdomen
  • Broken bones
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Collapse
  • Coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea with blood
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
  • Inflamed, red, or painful eye
  • Ingestion of dangerous foods, poisons, medications, or other possible toxins
  • Lameness
  • Large or penetrating wounds
  • Lethargy, weakness, noticeable pain
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure(s)
  • Severe hives, itching, or facial swelling
  • Signs of heatstroke
  • Staggering, stumbling, head-tilt
  • Sudden blindness
  • Unproductive vomiting or retching

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