Emergency Vets in Killeen, TX

Looking for an emergency vet in Killeen, TX? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Killeen, TX

      KILLEEN VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1321 Pershing Drive, Killeen TX 76549
      TEL: (254) 634-9144
      Killeen Veterinary Clinic has been proudly serving the Killeen/Ft. Hood area since 1961. We are a full service companion animal practice, offering the latest in diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for your dog or cat. We also offer boarding and bathing for your pets. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the pets of the greater Killeen area.

      AFTER HOURS VETERINARY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 2501 South W S Young Drive, Suite 109, Killeen TX 76542
      TEL: (254) 628-5017
      We believe that all pets should have access to excellent after hours veterinary care in case of an emergency. Our highly trained, professional and compassionate emergency and critical care veterinary staff strives to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for pet owners and their pets while providing quality care during emergency situations.

      STAGECOACH

      ADDRESS: 4826 E Stagecoach Road, Killeen TX 76542
      TEL: (254) 200-2790
      At Stagecoach Pet Hospital our mission is to provide quality care for your pet with our friendly staff, caring atmosphere, and state of the art medical care. We strive to ensure that your experience here is both a positive and rewarding one.
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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.