Pet Urgent/Emergency Care

The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt Offers Pet Urgent Care

When sudden illness or injury occurs, you want fast help for your pet, to pet them back to full health. Your veterinarian can ensure that your pet is seen quickly, diagnosed accurately and receives appropriate treatment to relieve distress. At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield, NC, we can provide fast care for your pet when illness or injury occurs as part of our pet services.

 Make the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt Your Veterinarian in Summerfield

Urgent or Emergency Care?

Pet owners are sometimes confused about what constitutes an “emergency," and what constitutes an "urgent care" situation. An emergency involves wounds with excessive bleeding from trauma, breathing problems, broken bones, collapse or unconsciousness. After normal office hours, you should take your pet immediately to an emergency veterinary clinic in your area. However, if your pet appears sick, is weak, has a minor wound, is limping or has severe vomiting or diarrhea or seems to be in discomfort, urgent care can provide treatment in an efficient manner.

Common Conditions Seen in Urgent Care

Veterinary urgent care generally sees cases such as:

    • Eye redness and swelling
    • Ear infection
    • Chronic coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Vomiting
    • Stomach indigestion
    • Straining to urinate or defecate
    • Flea infestation
    • Visible intestinal worms
    • Wounds
    • Bite marks or facial swelling

Other problems seen include failure to eat or drink normally, depression, unusual lumps on the body or limping. These problems cause pets distress and may indicate a more serious problem, although they are not an emergency.

What To Expect During An Urgent Care Visit?

When you bring your pet in for urgent care, you will be fit into the schedule as quickly as possible. The technician will ask preliminary questions about your pet’s problem and take his or her temperature. Your Summerfield vet will then examine the animal to detect obvious signs and talk to you about your pet’s symptoms. Tests may be needed to determine the cause of the problem, such as x-rays, blood tests, urine tests or fecal tests. The vet will then determine the best course of treatment to help your pet. In some cases, your pet may need to spend the night in the facility for observation and treatment.

Make the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt Your Veterinarian in Summerfield

Our team at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt use their years of experience caring for animals to help their patients in Summerfield, NC maintain health at every age. We offer exams, preventative care, dental care, diagnostics, surgery, laser therapy, grooming, and boarding. Call The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt today at (336) 643-2229 for an appointment to learn how our urgent care services can help your pet get immediate help.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C