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10/10/2012
By: justincc
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
My puppy is bad. Just kidding... I guess I am the bad one beacuse I left the chocolate where he thought it was for him. I knew that chocolate was bad for pets but I did not know how bad. I immediately called my vet Dr. Hughes at Sun Valley Regional Animal Hospital. I was told that Rocky should be brought in right away. When we got there they got to work on him right away and made him vomit up most of the chocolate then kept him there for the remainder for the day on fluids to flush out his system. I am so thankful for the promptness and compassion I was given there and I know I will never take Rocky to any other vet. Thank you to Dr. Hughes and all the staff at Sun Valley Regional Animal Hospital!!
09/16/2013
By: rcalderon
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
I brought my kitten here a few months ago and it was really scary for me she had gotten out of the house and got into a fight with the dog next door and she was hurt very badly. So I called Sun Valley Animal Hospital and they told me to come in right away and I did. They took her in right away and they end up keeping her over night and the next day she was so excited to see me all patched up and ready to come home.
09/27/2012
By: marquiza
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
am so pleased to have a found the efficient, caring, competent, and friendly organization that is Sun Valley Animal Hospital. They care deeply about your pets.
11/07/2012
By: madisonc62
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
Excellent animal hospital. They have the best staff and they take wonderful care of my dogs. I could not have asked for a better place to bring my pets.
11/28/2012
By: seamus814
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
I loved that I didn't have to wait! The vet was very gentle with my cat and my visit was really quick and thorough.
11/13/2012
By: michaella83
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
Excellent service and awesome staff. I came here for the first time and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you!
11/19/2012
By: alison14
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
Professional, understanding, friendly personalty! Everyone shows a great caring interest in our pet.
09/11/2012
By: lancerh
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
Your experience and service was most excellent, We've found a new vet for our family member.
10/30/2012
By: toddar
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
My experience and service was most excellent, We've found a new vet for our family member
01/23/2013
By: justinmiles
Sun Valley Animal Hospital
You guys are awesome giving reminders for our next appointment. Keep up the good work!
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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