At Keota Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer after-hours veterinary care for our patients in times of life-threatening medical scenarios.
If your pet or livestock are experiencing one of the emergency needs as listed below, and we have provided care for them within the past 12 months, please give us a call.
Our after-hours doctor will review your pet’s condition with you, and you may be asked to schedule an appointment for the following day. Due to the high volume of patients needing care, we ask for your patience and understanding.
Types of Urgent Cases Warranting On-call Veterinary Care:
- Hit by car or other trauma
- Difficult or prolonged birth
- Cuts/ lacerations that may require suturing
- Severe bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or non-stop coughing and gagging that restricts airflow
- Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
- You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, sugar-free sweetener (xylitol), chocolate, grapes/raisins, onions/garlic, rodent poison, etc.)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Fractured bones, severe lameness, or inability to move leg(s)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24 hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Colic-like behavior (sweating, rolling, flank watching, etc.) in horses
- Bloat or rumen distention in cattle
If you are unsure whether your pet is experiencing an emergency after reviewing the list above, please call through to speak with our on-call doctor.
As of November 2021, Keota Veterinary Clinic is one of the few pet hospitals offering emergency care for small and large animals. We’ve listed some veterinary practices in our surrounding area below and the type of emergency care they provide.