Emergency Vet In Richmond, KY

Looking for an emergency vet in Richmond, KY? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Richmond, KY

      BYPASS ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1401 Lexington Road, Richmond KY 40475
      TEL: (859) 625-1144
      Bypass Animal Clinic 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.

      SHIPWORTH VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 2017 Merchant Drive, Richmond KY 40475
      TEL: (859) 623-0008
      At our animal hospital, our philosophy is simple: we want to help pets and their owners share a happy life together. Since 1992, Dr. Skipworth and his receptionist, Rhonda, have been working together to serve local pet families, nurturing bonds between people and their companion animals and building trusting, long-term relationships within the community.

      RICHMOND VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 947 Spanish Grove Drive, Richmond KY 40475
      TEL: (859) 623-3898
      Richmond Veterinary Clinic provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets in Richmond, Kentucky and the surrounding communities. Our modern and inviting hospital boasts superb veterinarians and caring support staff that are dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.

      ADVANCED ANIMAL CARE RICHMOND

      ADDRESS: 2120 Pimlico Drive, Richmond KY 40475
      TEL: (859) 625-5678
      Advanced Animal Care opened in December of 2008 as the area’s first 24 hour animal hospital and remains the only hospital of its kind in the area. Over the last year, AAC has experienced amazing growth with a team of new graduates and experienced veterans.


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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.