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08/20/2009
By: luv2luvpetgrooming
Southport Animal Hospital
doctors at southport are the best. they are caring, knowledgeable, sympathetic towards their patients and always put them and their care first. vet techs are wonderful and very efficient. patient care first rate. clean facility. very pleasant and extremely helpful front desk staff. i take all my animals there and refer my clients to them as well. anyone that i refer is always very happy with their services. they are great with all the animals!
07/12/2010
By: betobon
Bow Meow Animal Hospital
Dr. Jaar always treats my pets (Cubbie and Jazz) as if they were one of hers. She is very compassionate, caring and trustworthy. The rest of the staff is also very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.If your pet is a family member, I highly recommend Bow Meow.
06/19/2015
By: Carrie C.
Shank Animal Hospital
Been taking my dog here for about 6 years. Never had any issues. Staff is very friendly
06/11/2012
By: laptopnurse2873
Banfield Pet Hospital
They have office hours on Sun. The staff was very at tentative to my needs.
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06/20/2015
By: rgilbert2011
Shank Animal Hospital
Love this place the staff is super friendly l!
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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