Emergencies

What To Do if Your Pet Has a Veterinary Emergency

If your pet is suffering and needs emergency veterinary care, please call (916) 652-5816 right away. Likewise, if you have questions about a specific situation with your pet, call at any time during the day or night. We are open for emergencies and are staffed by veterinary technicians and doctors 24 hours a day to help care for your pet’s emergency needs.

Urgent veterinary crises that require IMMEDIATE attention include:

  • Severe accident or trauma
  • Severe fever or malaise
  • Broken bone
  • Hit by a car
  • Shock
  • Attack by another animal
  • Difficulty breathing or severe coughing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that goes on for an extended time
  • Obstetrical problems
  • Collapse
  • More than one seizure in a 24-hour period
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Known or suspected toxin ingestion

If you are planning to bring your pet in for emergency treatment, whenever possible, please call (916) 652-5816 so we can prepare for your arrival.

VCA Loomis Basin has a veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and support staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your pet’s emergency and critical care needs. We understand your concerns and will treat your pet as if he or she is our own. We will communicate with you so that you can understand your pet’s health status, treatment, and progress because we always strive to keep you involved in the care of your critically ill dog or cat.

Continuous 24-Hour Veterinary Care

Because injuries and illness do not always occur during regular business hours, since 1975 VCA Loomis Basin has dedicated itself to being available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and providing continuous care to pets who need ongoing medical attention. We have at least one veterinarian at the hospital at all times and several veterinary technicians are responsible for monitoring and providing treatment to pets requiring hospitalization or continuous care.

Same-Day Veterinary Care

We understand that sometimes your pet needs to be seen sooner rather than later. Several years ago, VCA Loomis Basin had a dilemma as to how to serve clients who had made advance appointments but were inconvenienced by pets who truly had an emergency that required immediate attention or people who walked in without an appointment. As a result, we introduced “Same-Day Care.”

To solve this problem, VCA Loomis Basin offers Same-Day Care appointments to accommodate client requests for “emergency” or “urgent” care during normal business hours or last-minute appointment requests.

We added a doctor to our staff and keep the Same-Day Care doctor’s schedule open until the actual day, so that he or she can examine those pets that must be seen right away or without an appointment. Our Same-Day Care veterinarian is supported by a dedicated veterinary technician who helps to ensure that your pet’s needs are met as quickly as possible. Same-Day Care is a much-needed service that helps to keep the regularly scheduled appointments on track; however, clients may have to wait while other pets are being triaged.

This service is yet another in our endless quest to continue to meet your pet’s health care needs and to meet or exceed your expectations.

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