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By: Dwightandlesa L.
Veterinary Healthcare Clinic
Veterinary Healthcare Clinic is a wonderful hospital! I work as a sales rep in the veterinary industry and see many things behind the scenes that most pet parents never see. The doctors and staff at VHC are wonderful and they really care about their patients and clients. VHC is also one of the cleanest hospitals that I have ever visited and I have visited hundreds of hospitals. Please beware that there are many differences between hospitals and the way they care for your pets on a personal and medical level. VHC is one of the best and I trust them with the care of my own pets as well (5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses). Lesa Lewis, Veterinary Television Network
By: Marian D.
Veterinary Healthcare Clinic
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Miss Ann, the office manager assisted in getting my puppy to the vet quickly.. Dr. Miller quickly assessed my puppy's problem and the treatment worked. He is doing great now. The office was neat and clean ------ no animal smell!
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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