Finding a 24-hour veterinarian can be difficult. Most veterinary office hours are nine to five. The main problem with this is the fact that pets do not typically run on a nine to five schedule when they get sick. If you are out for a late night walk with your dog, and he chases after a squirrel and collapses and has difficulty breathing, you need an emergency vet now. If your cat finds a scrap of food after dinner, and it does not agree with them, you need an emergency vet now. As much as we would like to be able to predict and control our pet’s emergencies, life is crazy and unpredictable. We know you love your pets and want them to get the best care in the world, so why not take them to the best 24-hour emergency vet in Kernersville?
AHVEC’s emergency vet services are open 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends
Our After Hour Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality emergency veterinarian care to the pets of Kernersville for over three decades. Our facilities are equipped to handle any emergency your pet may have at any given time. We are here to offer emergency care for your dogs, cats, and other small pets in need of emergency services 24/7, every day of the year.
Know your ABC’s for a pet medical emergency
- Airway: Make sure that your pet’s chest is rising and falling and check for proper rhythm as well. Listen closely to hear that they have a clear airway and are getting the oxygen that they need. If your pet is unconscious, you need to check for obstruction of the airway by gently pulling on the tip of their tongue. If you meet resistance, immediately stop: this means that your pet is not actually unconscious and may try to bite you out of confusion or fear. If your pet is unconscious, do a finger sweep of their mouth to get rid of any obstructions and excess saliva. If your pet is seizing, do not put your fingers near its mouth. A seizing pet will usually start to breathe on their own. If you find that there is no obstruction of the airway, and they are not having a problem breathing, continue on to step B.
- Breathing and Bleeding: Once you know that your pet’s airways are clear, and there are still no signs of breathing, begin administering CPR. We recommend that you begin and continue administering CPR until you reach our emergency vet clinic to give your pet the best chances of recovery. If there is bleeding, find something to bandage the wound as best as possible. Make sure the bandages are clean to prevent any possible infection and bring your pet to our clinic where we can sterilize the wound and give the medical attention necessary to stop the bleeding.
- Cardiovascular: Find your pet’s heartbeat. Place your ear close to their chest and make sure their heart is beating. If not, first check to see if your pet’s gums are white: this means that your pet is in shock or is experiencing blood loss internally. No matter the shade of the gums, begin to administer CPR and continue until you have reached our clinic. The on-call vet will be there to take over; be sure to offer up any information, including gum colors, to help assist the vet in helping your pet get the proper care immediately. You know your pet better than anyone, and any details you have may help.
Being prepared for a medical emergency could help your pet have a better chance of a faster recovery once proper treatment has been provided. Our staff at AHVEC will take the best care of your pet and do everything they can to get your furry friend back to normal in as little time as possible.
Our emergency vet clinic is prepared for any pet medical emergency. Below are just a few of the procedures/services that our Kernersville emergency veterinarians are trained for and have equipment for:
- Trauma Care
- In-House Laboratory
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Microchip Identification
- Blood Transfusions
- Surgical Monitoring
- Emergency Surgery
If your pet’s health is ever at risk, do not hesitate to bring them into our 24-hour emergency vet clinic in Kernersville. There is no need to call ahead: our staff will be ready to take your pet in for any emergency services needed. Our staff are all trained to not only take care of your pet but you as the owner as well as any level of emergency can be nerve-wrecking. You can trust that your pet will be taken care of by the best.