+ ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICES +

 

OF UTAH COUNTY


Pet Urgent Care Services

 

Pet Urgent Care only provides emergency and critical care monitoring and is considered to be a referral hospital. Patients needing 24 hour monitoring from local veterinary facilities can also be transferred for overnight care. All stable patients are transferred back to the referring veterinarian during regular business hours with accompanying medical records and diagnostics.

Any non-critical patients will be transferred back to the referring veterinarian as soon as possible after treatment. All clients are expected to return to their regular veterinarian for any follow-up treatment and recheck appointments. We recommend that you see your regular veterinarian if they are available but always know that we are here if you need us. In the event that you do not have a regular veterinarian we will be happy to recommend one to you.

We offer a wide range of emergency veterinary services including:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:

During any serious emergency, we need information about your pet's condition as soon as possible. Our hospital is equipped with the necessary equipment to provide in-house diagnostic and therapeutic services. This gives us the ability to have life-saving information about your pet within moments of their arrival to ensure their well-being and proper care.

Surgical Services:

In the event of any necessary surgical procedures, our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. Whether your pet suffers from a minor laceration or a major traumatic injury requiring immediate life-saving surgery, we are staffed and equipped to handle almost any emergency surgical need.

Anesthesia:

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.

Endoscopy:

We offer endoscopic services such as retrieval of esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, biopsy and the placement of feeding tubes. The endoscope is ideally suited for removal of foreign bodies and biopsy acquisitions, our rigid and flexible endoscopes can also be used for visual monitoring of medicinal therapy for the full range of small animals

Ultrasound:

We have an ultrasound on site to help us gather rapid information to better assess our most emergent patients. Patients can be referred if a more in depth ultrasound is required.

Neurology Consults:

We offer in-hospital referrals to a board certified veterinary neurologist who performs CAT scans, MRI studies, neurosurgical services and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.

Radiology Services:

Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides the highest quality radiographs and x-rays to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders and injuries.

Electrocardiography Services:

We provide ECG services on-site as well as referral to nearby specialists if needed for continued diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.

Oxygen and Respiratory Services:

We have a variety of oxygen delivery options for your pet including but not limited to, nebulizers for delivering medication directly into your pet's respiratory tract and an on-site ventilator should your pet require assisted breathing.

Laboratory:

Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Pharmacy:

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals to provide for your pet during an emergency situation. We always ask that you visit your vet to purchase medications to prevent fleas, ticks and heartworms and to get refills of your pet's on-going medications.

Exotic Pets:

Several of our veterinarians also care for exotic pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, sugar-gliders, rats, hamsters, birds, snakes, lizards, turtles and a variety of other less traditional pets. We ask that you first call to make sure that one of our "exotic" veterinarians is available to see your pet in otherwise we may have to call a doctor in.
 

In the event that you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, we ask that you call or visit the ASPCA Poison Control Center (http://www.aspca.org/apcc) so that you may take immediate counteractive measures before transporting to our facility.

 

Please Note:  A $60 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.