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By: missusparker
Seymour Veterinary Clinic
We have been taking our cats and rabbits to Seymour for years and they have NEVER let our pets down, go above and beyond to care for them and have always worked with us to get them in for appointments and emergencies. Our 17 year old cat, who just had dental surgery, needed a little extra care yesterday because I couldn't get away from work, spent the day being loved on, given fluids, and enticed to eat all day by the staff. I was so relieved to have their support. They have been with us at the lowest time in our life having to make the call in putting an elderly pet down and stood beside us and cried with us. I have seen Dr. Lyle, rush out to an injured stray someone pulled into the parking lot with that had been turned away by two other vets he had stopped at hoping to get help. All of the Vets and staff that I have dealt with have always been professional and caring and we will always use and recommend them.
By: lmccarter
Seymour Veterinary Clinic
We needed you and you were there! Thank you!
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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