Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day to ensure that your animals are taken care of even when our office is closed. Please call the following number to reach the doctor on call:
When you call after hours, the doctor on call may have a number of questions for you. These questions will help the doctor assess the severity of your pet’s situation. It is helpful to have some information about your pet ready before calling, such as:
Take your pet’s temperature rectally using a 10-second thermometer (available at any drug store or pharmacy).
Heart rate is determined by counting the pulse for one minute.
Respiration rate is the total number of breaths the animal takes in the period of one minute. This can be observed by watching the animal’s sides or the nostrils.
More information about the procedures above and normal vital signs as they relate to specific types of animals can be found by clicking on the links at the top of the page. If you are uncertain about any of this information or if you have questions, please give us a call.