Emergency Vet In Vancouver, WA

Looking for an emergency vet in Vancouver, WA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Vancouver, WA

      WELLHAVEN PET HEALTH (VANCOUVER)

      ADDRESS: 700 Washington Drive, #106, Vancouver WA 98660
      TEL: (360) 768-4210
      WellHaven is committed to having all of its hospitals work toward accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA sets the standards in high—quality Veterinary medicine as well as being a leader in corporate responsibility programs. To become accredited, companion animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care.

      EVERGREEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1710 NE 78th Street, Vancouver WA 98665
      TEL: (360) 574-6847
      Dr. Burton has been serving the Vancouver area for over 33 years and our enthusiastic team is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the very best care possible.

      COLUMBIA RIVER VETERINARY SPECIALISTS

      ADDRESS: 6607 NE 84th Street #109, Vancouver WA 98665
      TEL: (360) 694-3007
      Columbia River VetERinary Specialists is a fully staffed, 24 hour Emergency and Specialty veterinary hospital located in Vancouver, Washington that has been serving our local community in both Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon for over 30 years.


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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.