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By: lynne727
Mcewan Lynn C Dr
Dr. McEwan is absolutely the BEST veterinarian I have ever been to. After leaving one vet in Lancaster that I realized was not doing things right, my cat is now, after only two weeks...a new cat. Dr. McEwan knew what to do ,and it was simple...fix the med dosage. He explained how it affected other organs and I am blessed to have found this doctor and Palmdale Vet Hospital. He has been a Vet for 25 years and we felt so comfortable with his treatment of our pet that all of our cats and dogs will now be in his care. ONce you are inside the hospital area, you will see how advanced and clean it is.
By: monicawhitmer
Wayne D Marteney DVM
I have been a client of Dr Marteney for nearly 40 years at this point - from back when I lived in Sylmar. He will have my business as long as he is willing to give a shot or treat a colic. He is excellent at diagnosis, doesn't waste your money, and keeps your horse healthy. He is a caring vet with incredible skills. We are lucky to have him in the Antelope Valley.
By: qtrhorse2
Wayne D Marteney DVM
Takes very good care of your horse.
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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