Emergency Vets in Lynchburg, VA

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


      List of Emergency Vets in Lynchburg, VA

      THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF LYNCHBURG

      ADDRESS: 1705 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg VA 24501
      TEL: (434) 845-7021
      We have been serving Lynchburg and the surrounding areas for well over 50 years as a veterinary hospital, since 1999 under Dr. Jean & Dr.Rick Krason. We are a full-service, small animal and exotic veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care to dogs, cats and small mammals as well as reptiles and birds.

      ANIMAL EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE

      ADDRESS: 3432 Odd Fellows Road, Lynchburg VA 24501
      TEL: (434) 846-1504
      Animal Emergency & Critical Care of Lynchburg is Central Virginia’s only after-hours, nights, weekends and holidays veterinary hospital.

      PEAKS VIEW ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 802 Wiggington Road, Lynchburg VA 24502
      TEL: (434) 385-1300
      In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.

      TIMBERLAKE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 20608 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg VA 24502
      TEL: (434) 239-4475
      Timberlake Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.
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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.