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By: C K.
Wilson, Lynn
What a wonderful, compassionate Dr, Dr Wilson is. My dog was in great pain, & had to be "put down". It was a Saturday. My regular Dr, Dr L'amie from Ocean Edge Vets, was not open, the EMERGENCY number provided by Dr L'amie's answering machine was CLOSED also! I called Atlantic Animal Hospital, & they let me come in immediately! What a wonderful Dr, & ALL the assistants.My dog & I were treated with such care & respect. If/when I get another dog, I will, no questions asked, go to Dr Lynn Wilson. (My Mom has a parrot that already goes there. They have a very knowledgeable Dr that treats birds. Very hard to find a Dr that specialized) Thank you so much Dr. Wilson.(PS- The whole building is spotless!)
By: C K.
Atlantic Animal Hospital South
My dog was being treated by Dr L'amie (Ocean's Edge Vets) He was getting worse, & had to be put down to end all the pain he was suffering. It was a Saturday. I called Dr L'amie's office, CLOSED.Their recording gave an EMERGENCY number. I called them,...CLOSED!!!! I called Atlantic Animal Hospital. They had me come right in immediately! Dr Lynn Wilson, & her wonderful assistants, showed such care & respect. I will never forget them. if/when I get another dog, Dr Lynn Wilson will be my new vet. (Also, thewhole building is so spotless.)
By: Pam K.
Raevsky, Anna
The actual Veterinary staff always provided good care to my pets. However, their front office staff are rude. I had a billing discrepancy that was different from the estimate I had been given and when I questioned the bill and stated that there was a difference I was literally called a liar in front of other customers. Good vet care but not worth he hassle from their office staff. They never even apologized for the error or their behavior. I no longer use their services.
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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