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By: Jennifer R.
Media City Animal Hospital
The veterinarians at Media City Animal Hospital are truly amazing at what they do! My 10 year old dog with a heart condition just had to undergo surgery for some tooth extractions and to remove a growth from his back. I was so nervous at the thought of putting him under anesthesia with his heart condition, but Dr. Levitt made me feel so much more at ease with everything. She (along with the other vets) are extremely experienced! During the surgery they have extra technology to monitor vital signs for more at risk animals that some other vets do not have. They also call during and immediately after the surgery to give updates and will call back very quickly to answer any follow up questions or concerns. Dr. Levitt also looked at a picture of my dog's incision that I emailed her to make sure it was healing correctly so I didn't have to bring him back in. I HIGHLY recommend this place for any of your animals who hold a special place in your heart. They will be well taken care of!
By: Kristi C.
Rainbow Veterinary & Boarding
Love Rainbow! They are wonderful to our dog, Mucho! I think he loves them too! Whenever we go on vacation, we always feel safe leaving our furry kid with them!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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