24/7 Emergency Care in Bellevue
What To Do In An Emergency
The process will be easier for both you and your pet if you know what to expect at our emergency veterinary clinic. Here are the steps you should follow:
Call Ahead If You Can
We know that in emergency situations, you may not be able to call us ahead of time, but it's always best if you can.
Get To Our Office Right Away
A member of our veterinary team will show you to your pet's exam room. If you haven't already, you will complete our New Patient Form now. A veterinary technician will conduct a full examination of your pet after listening to what symptoms and behaviors they are exhibiting.
Once your pet has been examined, our veterinary team will develop a treatment plan to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. We will keep your primary care vet updated with your companion's medical history as well to help encourage seamless and integrated care in order to meet your pet's needs.
Animal Emergency FAQs
Emergency veterinary care involves treating animals in situations that demand immediate attention or could potentially be life-threatening.
- What is considered an emergency?
These situations are considered emergencies and will require immediate care. If your pet has had an accident or is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring them to our emergency office straight away.
- Severe lameness, fractured bones or inability to move legs
- Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain
- Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Bleeding that hasn't stopped, or severe bleeding
- Pain associated with passing feces or urinating, or inability to pass feces or urinate
- Staggering and/or seizures
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
- Heatstroke or heat stress
- You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
- What emergency services do you offer?
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we offer state-of-the-art emergency care for you and your four-legged family members. We are equipped to deal with specialized diagnostic and care requirements, offer a complete range of surgical options as well as hospitalization services for pets who require overnight care and monitoring.
We also have a small, fully-stocked blood bank onsite so we can conduct transfusions in emergency situations when pets require it.
- Do I need to call ahead?
If you can, it's always best to call us ahead of your arrival. However, we know that in emergency situations, things move quickly and you won't always be able to do so.
If your pet's situation doesn't allow you to call ahead, don't hesitate to bring them in to our clinic for rapid veterinary care and attention.
It always is best to call us ahead if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
- When is your emergency clinic open?
We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our veterinary emergency hospital functions similarly to a human hospital in some ways—the pace can be pretty unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We are not able to predict which cases we will see and when they will arrive, but we will prioritize cases based on medical needs.
You'll find a comfortable area for waiting, and we will do our best to keep you updated about wait times and the status of your pet.
- Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?
Yes, we will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history and files to ensure your pet receives seamless integrated care.
Our Emergency Veterinarians
Our team of veterinarians are equipped and qualified to provide your beloved pet with attentive medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.
New Patients Welcome
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team is passionate about the health of companion animals in the Bellevue area and can't wait to welcome you and your pet to our veterinary family.