Emergency and Critical Care

Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needed critical care or had to be hospitalized?

Pet Emergency Services in Oxford, MS

We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services, you want the very best level of care possible. For these reasons, we offer emergency and critical care veterinary medical services. Our expert health care team is staffed with caring, compassionate, highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet.

Your pet is a special member of your family and provides you with companionship, entertainment, and unconditional love. But your pet relies on you for daily needs such as food, shelter, and safety and to take care of things when they go wrong. Rest assured, if you ever have an emergency with your pet, there is quality veterinary help nearby.

Symptoms that may signal that your pet is having a health emergency: 

  • Labored or stopped breathing
  • Excessive drinking or urination
  • Ingestion of Medication, Poisons
  • Discoloration of the mouth (ex: blue or red gums or tongue)
  • Large cuts of wounds that are excessively bleeding or have visible bone
  • Sudden passing out  collapse, or difficulty to get back up
  • Failure to respond or rouse when called or moved
  • A bite from an unidentified snake or insect
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis of the back legs
  • Any combination of swelling, hives, excessive salivation, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Male cats straining to urinate

If your pet is suffering from any of the above symptoms or is displaying other severe signs of illness visit our facility in Oxford, MS immediately. Our emergency veterinary staff is ready to help you and your pet at a moment’s notice. If you have any doubt if your pet is having an emergency, do not hesitate to call us so we can assist you in determining the urgency of your pet’s health problem. 

What you should do if you pet is having an emergency

If you suspect your pet is having a medical emergency, please remain calm and follow the below steps so that you can get your pet the treatment they need. Moving confidently, quickly, and safely can keep you pet from becoming more stressed and frightened than they already are. 

Get your pet to a safe location

If your pet is injured near a potential hazard, such as roadways or a venomous snake, carefully move them to safety. Towels can make a makeshift stretcher that can help you move your pet. 

Contact our hospital

Examine your pet and take note of their symptoms, and then call us at (662) 234-8022. A quick explanation of your pet’s health emergency can help our veterinary staff prepare to care for your pet. 

Not every animal health issue may constitute a medical emergency. The information detailed above will help you assess the severity of your pet’s condition and can help determine the course of action you should take. We are also able to provide guidance and assist you over the phone at (662) 234-8022

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online!

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.