Serious health problems, injuries, and illness require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Dalton Animal Care South offers quality emergency care [days and times service available].
Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn’t going to take “normal business hours” into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we’ve got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team at R.I.V.E.R. to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.
When Dalton Animal Care is closed our phones will connect you to R.I.V.E.R. No need to find another number in an emergency situation!
Their emergency vet care clinic is staffed by highly experienced members of our veterinary team 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They have advanced training in emergency, trauma-based and critical care protocols, which ensures your pet is in the most capable hands and never alone.
The emergency vet team at R.I.V.E.R. is near to you, here for you, and ready to help you and your pet in any way we can at any time you need us.
24 Hour Emergency Vet Services
If your pet has a medical emergency during your primary care veterinarian’s regular office hours, we recommend first contacting him or her for a professional recommendation. If your veterinarian is not available, or requires a critical care facility, we recommend you immediately bring your pet to our emergency 24 hour animal hospital for treatment.
If you think your pet may be sick or injured and you’re not sure exactly what to do, please call our 24 hour vet care line at (706) 278-1113. When you call, one of our experienced emergency vet care team members can help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen by our emergency team.
We Are Always Ready For Emergency Care
Our emergency facility is staffed and equipped to respond to any medical or surgical need. From simple as a bee sting to severe trauma, our staff is prepared to care for your pet and help you through a stressful time.
We strive to provide our patients’ human companions with prompt, attentive, compassionate and personal service from the very first moment a patient arrives. This includes establishing a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian when possible. We want you to be informed and comforted throughout the process, because we know how important and irreplaceable your beloved family friend is to you and your family.
Our Emergency Animal Hospital Is Prepared For Any Critical Situation, Such As:
- Traumatic injuries – fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
- Automobile accidents
- Respiratory emergencies, choking, breathing problems
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
- Shock or loss of consciousness
- Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
- Labor and pregnancy problems
- Blood in urine or feces
- Postoperative or post-anesthetic problems
- Pain management
- Inability or unwillingness to eat
- and more…
Our Emergency Vet Clinic Is Equipped With The Following:
Referrals From Other Veterinary Clinics
If your pet is already a patient of the Dalton Animal Care network, our emergency vet clinic team will make contact with your primary care veterinarian in order to begin collaborating as soon as possible. However, even if your primary care provider is a member of another practice, we will treat your family veterinarian as an integral part of our team.
We know that having a pet with emergency medical needs can be stressful. In addition to providing all the care needed, we will also work with your budget. We accept all major credit cards and have payment plans available thru Carecredit.
No Appointments Necessary For Emergency Vet Services
When every second counts, Dalton Animal Care’s 24-hour vet team is here to help you and your pet overcome whatever medical crisis is taking place. Our emergency animal hospital provides immediate care for your pet without the need for an appointment or any advance notice whatsoever.
When possible, you are welcome to call us before you come or when you are on your way, so that we can prepare for your arrival. However, we do not want to add to the time it takes to get your pet the emergency vet care services they need. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, if your pet needs emergency vet clinic services in the Dalton area, we are here for you!
- 24 hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and technicians
- Nutritional support
- Advanced pain management
- Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds
- Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
- Oxygen therapy
- Digital radiography and ultrasound
- Emergency surgery
- Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results
While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.
Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.
For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.
For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.
Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.
If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:
Call us at (706) 508-6915 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at <a href=”tel:888-426-4435″>(888) 426-4435</a>. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.