VCA Wiles Road Animal Hospital

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season is June 1 " November 30

"The key to survival during a disaster is to be as prepared as possible before the storm hits," said Randy Covey, director of disaster services for The Humane Society of the United States.

"Take the time to create a plan and assemble an emergency kit for you and your pet. By taking these steps now, you will greatly increase your pet's chances of survival."

Part of making that plan is knowing when to evacuate and where you will go.
"Understanding the difference between a watch and a warning will assist pet owners when making the decision to evacuate timely," Covey said.

A "hurricane watch" is issued when hurricane conditions pose a possible threat within about 36 hours; a "hurricane warning" comes when hurricane winds reach 74 miles an hour or higher and the hurricane is expected in a specific area within 24 hours.

"Prudent pet owners will want to evacuate their family and pets to safety during a hurricane warning, even if this poses some inconvenience. Keeping your family safe is worth it," Covey added.

If you plan to stay at a shelter, residents must pre-register with the Humane Society of Broward County by calling 954-989-3977. All pets must be current with their rabies vaccination and licensed.

For more helpful information regarding pet and large animal preparedness in Broward County, please contact Broward County Animal Care at 954-359-1010.

Please visit these sites for further information about disaster preparedness.

http://www.broward.org/hurricane/Pages/Default.aspx

http://humanebroward.com/petfriendlyshelter.html

http://www.hsus.org

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/Hurricane-Preparedness.aspx
 

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 954-752-1879.

Our hours are:

Monday  7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday thru Friday 7:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
                                                                                                                     

If it is after hours, please contact:

Pet Emergency Center  located at 7110 N. University Drive  @  954-726-0998

Pet Emergency Center located at 921 E. Cypress Creek Road @ 954-772-0420

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