Emergency Vet In Appleton, WI

Looking for an emergency vet in Appleton, WI? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Appleton, WI

      NORTH HEIGHTS VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1001 West Northland Avenue, Appleton WI 54914
      TEL: (920) 581-5449
      North Heights Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic and welcomes pet patients in need of routine medical care, surgical, dental care, and emergency treatment.

      APPLE VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 820 E Northland Avenue, Appleton WI 54911
      TEL: (920) 733-1962
      Apple Valley Veterinary Clinic is one of the last full-service privately owned animal clinics in Appleton awarded a “Best of the Valley” clinic 2017-2019 (winning in 2019) and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.

      ANIMAL REFERRAL CENTER OF FOX VALLEY

      ADDRESS: 4706 New Horizons Boulevard, Appleton WI 54914
      TEL: (920) 993-9193
      Our Specialty Centers function like a human hospital, meaning patients are referred to specialists by their primary care veterinarians and the emergency service is fully staffed and always ready for the unexpected. And the Green Bay location is the only after-hours emergency veterinary hospital in the town.


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      Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

      Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

      • Pale gums
      • Rapid breathing
      • Weak or rapid pulse
      • Change in body temperature
      • Difficulty standing
      • Apparent paralysis
      • Loss of consciousness
      • Seizures
      • Excessive bleeding

      How To Handle Your Injured Pet

      It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

      For Dogs:

      • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
      • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
      • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      For Cats:

      • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
      • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      First Aid Treatment At Home

      Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
      • If possible, elevate the injury.

      Choking:

      • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
      • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
      • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
      • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
      • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
      • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
      • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.