Emergency Vets in Christiansburg, VA

Looking for an emergency vet in Christiansburg, VA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.


      List of Emergency Vets in Christiansburg, VA

      TOWN AND COUNTRY VETERINARY CLINIC AND EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 200 Central Avenue NE, Christiansburg VA 24073
      TEL: (540) 382-5042
      In choosing Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, you can feel confident your companions will receive both comprehensive and compassionate care to ensure they live a long and healthy life. Since 1992, Dr. Kelly Burdette has proudly provided exceptional veterinary care to the pets of the New River Valley and surrounding areas.

      APPALACHIAN VETERINARY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 1511 Flanagan Drive, Christiansburg VA 24073
      TEL: (540) 382-1100
      We provide comprehensive large animal ambulatory service with quality medical, surgical, reproductive, and preventive health care to the New River Valley of Virginia. We also offer companion animal wellness and preventive care as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.

      ALL FOR PAWS ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 175 Shoppers Way, Christiansburg VA 24073
      TEL: (540) 382-0300
      All for Paws Animal Clinic is a local, family-owned animal hospital and clinic serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and the New River Valley Community. Veterinary services include preventive care, surgical care, intensive care, dental care, in-house diagnostics, and pet boarding.
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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 stabilize 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 maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious 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.