Emergency Vet In Colonial Heights, VA

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Colonial Heights, VA

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (COLONIAL HEIGHTS)

      ADDRESS: 42 Southgate Square, Colonial Heights VA 23834
      TEL: (804) 520-4433
      Look to the Colonial Heights, VA Banfield Pet Hospital® as your partner in quality pet care. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, x-rays and surgery, this full service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health and happiness of your pet.

      VCA ANIMAL CARE ASSOCIATES

      ADDRESS: 2403 Boulevard, Colonial Heights VA 23834
      TEL: (804) 520-2273
      VCA Animal Care Associates has one goal and that is to provide your pets with the quality care you want and they deserve! Our highly trained, long-term staff will take time to explain procedures and treatments to you, as well as provide education on the various pet-related issues you may have.

      COLONIAL HEIGHTS VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3666 Boulevard, Colonial Heights VA 23834
      TEL: (804) 526-6050
      The highly professional and compassionate team of Colonial Heights Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to serving you and your pet.

      ACADEMY VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 17023 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights VA 23834
      TEL: (804) 526-6567
      We provide your pet with quality, professional medical services in a loving and caring environment. Knowing that your pets’ health is important to you, we will always be attentive to their needs, as well as yours. We have been established for over 30 years and can care for your dog’s and cat’s needs from well-checkups and vaccinations to diagnostics for illness to surgeries.


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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.