What to do in an emergency…
Call us immediately to help you walk through the crucial first minutes of the emergency.
Bring all of your pet’s medications if they are immediately available.
Bring a sample/container of whatever poison your pet may have been in contact with.
Bring your cell phone.
Print off driving instruction to VEC, if you don’t already know how to get here.
Transport pets in a carrier or restrained, especially if you are traveling alone.
Have a household member come with you to help comfort your animal and assist with driving directions and mobile phone contact with VEC medical staff.
Bring a favorite animal toy, blanket or bed to comfort your pet.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
Ingested foreign object
Blue or pale gums
Open mouth breathing, especially cats
Convulsions or Seizures
Trouble urinating (especially in male cats)
Prolonged labor or difficulty delivering babies
Inability to walk
Refusal to eat