Critical Care

No pet owner ever wants to imagine their cherished animal companion experiencing an emergency situation, but accidents happen and sudden illnesses occur. The most important thing to know is who you can turn to in the event that your pet requires urgent veterinary care.

At Oakridge Animal Clinic, we are well equipped and fully prepared to provide critical medical, diagnostic and surgical care as needed. Whether your pet has suffered a traumatic injury, ingested something toxic or is exhibiting signs or symptoms that alarm you, the team at Oakridge is ready and able to assist. We are experienced in delivering emergency veterinary care and can step in at a moments notice to handle your pet’s urgent care needs swiftly and efficiently.

Some of the signs that your pet may need critical veterinary care include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Laceration or puncture wound
  • Severe lethargy
  • Poisoning
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Diarrhea or vomiting that contains blood or occurs for longer than 24 hours
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures

If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, contact us right away. Time is of the essence, and we’re here to help manage the situation for the best possible outcome.

Whenever possible, we recommend calling us ahead of time if your pet requires urgent care. Doing so will allow us to assess the problem and provide advice for how you may be able to manage the situation most effectively. Calling ahead also gives us the opportunity to prepare for your pet’s arrival so that the moment you pull into the parking lot, we’ll be waiting to step in and assist. Of course, if a phone call isn’t possible, don’t hesitate to bring your pet directly to the clinic for immediate attention.

Pet emergencies can be scary. It’s important to know who to turn to in the event that your cherished companion requires critical care. You can feel confident knowing that the team at Oakridge Animal Clinic is here for and that you and your pet will be in excellent hands!