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By: Lee C.
North Broad Animal Clinic
THEY PUT YOUR PET FIRST! We were not clients when we called his office during an emergency, but he took us on and saved our pet. Similarly, when my friend couldn't reach her primary vet during an after hours emergency, Dr Brackett came to the rescue again. He is an excellent vet with a caring staff and reasonable prices. Wish I'd found him years sooner. I could have saved thousands, yet still received quality care for our many pets. HIGHLY recommend!
By: sgo1020
Culbreth-Carr-Watson Animal Clinic
Very hospitable! After the horrible experience I had over the phone with After Hours Emergency Pet Clinic (Dr.Johnson), I called Dr.Carr asking about my little 9month old Chihuahua, Alice who had eaten some acorns and her stomach was upset. We brought her in and he was very gentle and sweet with her and it turned out her intestines were not blocked and she was probably going to be okay and to call him if we needed him for anything else. Highly recommend!
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By: Lisa N.
North Broad Animal Clinic
SAVED MY DOG'S LIFE! When my dog presented with symptoms of a bowel obstruction, my former vet clinic was less than responsive. Dr Brackett stayed late to see us on very short notice. Performed the necessary surgery for a reasonable price, and made himself available for follow-up and questions. All this for clients he'd never seen before. He will definitely be getting all my business from now on.
By: amera.scofield
Mount Berry Animal Hospital
Great place, always very helpful when it comes to answering questions. Provide great tips and have very kind and caring workers.
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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