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By: lombardo567
Las Cruces Animal Emergency Clinic
The staff is incredibly kind. Dr. Lopez is incredibly knowledgeable about the animals she treats. They are very sympathetic to people who have dying animals, and treat the owners with as much kindness as they treat their patients. My kitten (12 weeks old) was accidentally bathed in dog flea wash (which is toxic to cats). She started having seizures in the middle of the night so I took her to the Emergency Clinic. She stayed for 10 hours and total with treatment and the stay it ended up being $278.00. Being a college student there was no way I could have paid it all at once so they allowed me to apply for carecredit. After being approved I now have a full year to pay off my balance. I recommend going here if you have an emergency with your animal. :)
By: Cinda K.
Las Cruces Animal Emergency Clinic
Dr. Lopez, well everyone there, were the most calm, kind, knowledgeable and professional people when I needed exactly that!!!I came 80 miles in the wee hours to seek treatment for a snake bitten dog. Not only did they start treating my dog immediately, before any paperwork or payment discussions had taken place, they were calm and reassuring that he was getting the care he needed. On the phone, they gave me little information, but, I understand that as every patient is different. Giving treatment information for an unknown patient is risky, to the patient and doctor.
By: Pat S.
Las Cruces Animal Emergency Clinic
I wish the doctor had a normal practice. He seemed to be the best diagnostistion we have come across. Sadly limited hours.
Tips & Advices
Bring medical records and medications that your pet is taking. Also, you should bring your ID and a form of payment.
Yes, there are veterinary clinics that only deal with emergency cases. They generally take walk-ins and referrals from family vets.
Yes, emergency vets treat dental emergencies and dental trauma. Freshly fractured teeth are the main category of dental injury that vets consider an emergency.
To prevent health emergencies, experts recommend supervising one’s pets, and trying to make sure they don’t get into emergency situations. A majority of emergency vet visits happen because animals were struck by cars, bit by other animals, or ingested toxins. Otherwise, the best way to prevent emergencies is by having a go-to vet you can call with any questions, and being vigilant about potential symptoms (i.e. runny stool, or trouble walking) as they appear but before they become extremely serious.
Experts say that the conditions that necessitate an emergency veterinarian visit include collapse, seizures, inability to walk, partial paralysis, and any difficulty breathing (non-stop panting, constant coughing, hyperventilation, or elevated heart rate). Gum color is often an indicator that something is wrong--especially blue gums or very pale gums. Excessive vomiting or a distended abdomen should be considered an emergency situation. Signs of any trauma or excessive bleeding should send your pet straight to the vet. Lastly, for cat owners, urinary obstruction is fatal if not treated, and generally occurs in male cats.

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