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Important Terms about Emergency Service Veterinarians

Because you never know when your pet may become injured or seriously ill, it's best to figure out beforehand where you will take the animal if and when that happens. Many locales have emergency veterinary hospitals, usually open 24 hours, for just these occasions. They can provide surgery to dogs, cats, and other animals. As you research the 24 hour veterinary clinics in your area, you may be confused by some of the terms you encounter, so below we'll define some of them.

  • Rabies - An extremely dangerous viral infection that is almost always fatal if untreated. Usually spread by the bite of infected animals, often bats, it can be cured if treatment is promptly sought.
  • Heartworm - A parasitic worm that can damage internal organs. Though most commonly associated with dogs, it can afflict cats as well.
  • Euthanasia - The process in which a veterinarian administers a lethal injection to an ailing animal, as a way of allowing it to die peacefully. Colloquially, this is known as "putting to sleep" an animal.
  • Triage - The method, used in hospitals and clinics, of determining the order in which animals should receive emergency services.
  • Neutering - Removing an animal's reproductive capacity. In males, this is called castration. In females, it is called spaying. Dogs and cats are frequently neutered to prevent animal overpopulation.
  • DVM - Short for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Microchip - A tiny computer chip with tracking capabilities, usually injected with a syringe, implanted in domestic animals to ensure they can be recovered if they become lost.
  • Endoscopy - A procedure where the veterinarian looks inside an animal's body to see its internal organs. The device used to do this is called an endoscope.
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    Lake Cable Animal Hospital
    5222 Fulton Dr Nw, Canton, OH 44718
    At Lake Cable Animal Hospital, we believe in treating your pet as a member of our family and providing the best of care. We offer a variety of services (surgeries, dermatology, boarding, exams & more)
    (330) 499-9370
    Belpar Pet Care Centre
    4835 Fulton Dr. Nw, Canton, OH 44718
    If you live in Canton or the surrounding area in OH, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian.
    (330) 492-7387
    Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
    1321 Centerview Circle, Akron, OH 44321
    Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center in Copley, OH serves your Pets. Our Hours of Operation are: 24 Hours 7 Days a Week. In addition, your veterinarian may refer you to us.
    (330) 665-4996
    Animal Medical Center & Cat Hospital
    5955 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446
    (330) 652-0400
    Niles Veterinary Clinic
    1007 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446
    (330) 652-0055
    Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & AMP Center
    807 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 366-3400
    Pet Emergency Center
    429 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508
    (814) 866-5920
    Animal Kingdom Pet Hospital
    2222 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16510
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    (814) 825-0463
    User Review: "Took my dog there for vaccines and teeth cleaning. Prices competitive and job done well. All my questions were answered in..."

    If you have a dog, cat or another pet it is important to have a regular clinic or animal hospital that you take your pet to for standard health check-ups. It is also important when you move to a new area to know where the nearest 24 hour animal emergency hospital is located. Emergency veterinary hospitals are open 24 hours a day and act as an ER for dogs, felines and other pets. You never know when your cat may get sick in the middle of the night or your dog may chock on something and need emergency services. When searching for an urgent care clinic for your canine or cat, see if any friends with pets can give you a referral. You want to make sure the veterinary hospital where you bring your animal is run by someone who has his or her DVM (doctor of veterinary medicine) degree. Although there are often assistants and other people at the clinic who can help to care for your pet, some procedures can only be done by a person with the proper degree. In some towns, vets still make house calls if you have an ill pet. If your animal becomes injured and your are afraid to move him, it is best to call and see if someone can come to the house. Some places may even have a portable x-ray machine. If the injury is critical they have may a special create they can transport your pet in if surgery needs to be done. It is important to bring your pet in for regular scheduled check-ups with a specialist from time to time to check for heartworm, fleas and other common problems.
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