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01/28/2016
By: Chris n des M.
Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
Dr. Hurst is a fantastic advocate for your pets. She helpped us treat our furbaby for lymphoma...eventually she had to help us keep him comfortable...and in the end, after he passed, she sent us a very kind card and made a donation in his name to uc Davis to help fight his disease. I don't know if she does that for everyone or if she was partial to our giant baby boy (they always had a special bond)...but it meant the world to us at the time. Some vets become vets because they hate people...some because they love animals...she's the latter.
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02/05/2016
By: Matt G.
Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
I rescued my dog Rocky from the shelter when he was young. I had to find a vet quick. Got lucky with a local female vet. The staff here is very nice and careful with your animal. I had my dog in a few times for little things like shots and checkup to an injury. They are always helpful and explanatory. The office is nothing fancy but I trust the female vet here any day.
11/10/2015
By: Maria G.
Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
The staff at Cirby Ridge is knowledgeable and friendly. My dog gets a little anxiety about visits but they are very personable with her and help put her at ease. The vet takes a serious interest in the health of our extended family members (pets), and always ends up teaching me a thing or two at every visit. I trust this clinic with all of our pets' needs.
11/10/2015
By: Cathy L.
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital
We had to take my cat here when she decided to hide under the hood of a car. Her tail was nearly cut off and we had to have the surgeon take care of it. They were not very helpful when it came to a payment plan when we picked her up. I wouldn't use them again unless absolutely necessary.
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01/28/2016
By: Chris n des M.
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital
I'd give them 5 stars as a vet...but 3 as a business. I've only neded to be here twice and both times is was an excruciating wait. Hours and hours. I'm sure there is great reason, but bad business practice to have at least a 2 hour wait time.
11/11/2015
By: J W.
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital
If you ever have a pet emergency this is the place to go. They are open 24hrs a day. Very clean and professional. More expensive than our regular vet but that is what happens when you have to bring your dog in for an emergency at 1 am.
04/06/2016
By: Jill P.
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital
Both my dog of 14 years and my kitten of 2 months passed away here, but everyone was very empathetic and caring during this sad time. My family was able to stay in a private room with our dog for as long as we wanted to say goodbye.
11/21/2015
By: Teresa T.
Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
Dr. Hurst saved my dog's life. She knows what she is doing. The Vet Techs went above and beyond what is expected to make sure I knew how to care for my dog after an injury. The office staff is always caring and pleasant.
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11/11/2015
By: Paula S.
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital
Thank goodness for Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital! They have been a life saver on the weekends when our usual Vet office is closed! We highly recommend this office if you for emergencies!
02/05/2016
By: Kelly E.
Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
The people at Cirby Ridge Animal hospital are always caring and helpful. We have been going there for over 15 years and they always go the extra mile to find out what is best for our pets.
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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