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Just wondering how common these are, we are lucky to have an "Emergency Vet Services" within minutes of our house, basically its a full service vet but they only operate M-F 6pm to 8am and then from Sat. 12 noon to 8am Monday morning

its staffed by 1-2 local vets and then 3-4, 3 and 4 year vet students, i think its great to have something like this so close, our vet doesnt provide 24hr care, anyone else have them?
 

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We have an emergency place in Tustin that's 24/7. It's approx. 10 min away.
We've been there twice:
Once when Zoey ate my blood pressure pill. I accidentally dropped it and she gobbled it up (it is tiny). And again when she got bitten a couple of months ago by a mean dog in Petsmart.
They're expensive but thank goodness they exist!!
 

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We have one about 20 min. from us,they operate after hours & the weekends.Thank God they are there! We luckly have only had to use them once ,that was for our Golden(Dugan,who we lost 2 yrs ago)He became very ill,vomiting etc. late one Fri. nite.He stayed there most the weekend and went to our vet Monday.I reallky think we would have lost him had they not been there.Boy was it expensive (it was around $1ooo.oo) for tests and treatment,but worth every penny to us! I feel better knowing they are there!
 

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We have two... one is a vet speciality and emergency center open 24 hours and the other is open just when the vet's offices are closed. Neither are real close to me though. One is about 15 minutes away and the other about 20-25... not nearly as close as I would like if there is an emergency. My vet handles no calls whatsoever after hours.
 

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There is a specialty Vet hospital that is about 1hr from my house... they are wonderful!
There is a 24hr emergency vet open about 20 mins from my house.. but they are not specialist of any kind... just a regular vet. I took kodie there for one of his panting attacks and they miss diagnosed him...
 

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We have a couple of emergency vets within about 10 minutes from me, but I am not impressed. Lady had a vomiting episode one weekend after she was professionally groomed and started chewing and swallowing her hair. I took her in Sunday. They xrayed her to make sure she wasn't blocked and sent me home with some medication for nausea. My bill was close to $300.

She continued to be sick so I was waiting in my vet's parking lot when they opened at 7:30. She had to be hospitalized for dehydration for several days, but that was still cheaper than my bill to the emergency vet. (about $200).

It was the last time she was professionally groomed and the last time I took her to the emergency vet!

After being hospitalized again for diabetic complications (ketoacidosis) and once for cluster seizures, I am now pretty prepared to handle medical issues with her at home after hours. I monitor her blood sugar myself with a human meter, keep valium on hand for after seizures, antibiotics, Reglan for vomiting, etc. With all her health problems, even a little urinary tract infection left untreated for a few days can make her blood sugar soar. I even have urine strips to test for infection now!
 

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I have 2 emergency vet clinics within 5 minutes from my house. One of them is purely an emergency clinic but the other is a 24 hour clinic. My normal vet has also rececntly started after hours service too but they are 20 minutes from my house.
 

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We live in a small rural town and our vet lives very close to us as is her surgery. She has made it known to us that we can call on her any time in an emergency and she will be available.
 

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The vets here rotate after hours.
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Jun 27 2005, 11:40 AM
We have a couple of emergency vets within about 10 minutes from me, but I am not impressed. Lady had a vomiting episode one weekend after she was professionally groomed and started chewing and swallowing her hair. I took her in Sunday. They xrayed her to make sure she wasn't blocked and sent me home with some medication for nausea. My bill was close to $300.

She continued to be sick so I was waiting in my vet's parking lot when they opened at 7:30. She had to be hospitalized for dehydration for several days, but that was still cheaper than my bill to the emergency vet. (about $200).

It was the last time she was professionally groomed and the last time I took her to the emergency vet!

After being hospitalized again for diabetic complications (ketoacidosis) and once for cluster seizures, I am now pretty prepared to handle medical issues with her at home after hours. I monitor her blood sugar myself with a human meter, keep valium on hand for after seizures, antibiotics, Reglan for vomiting, etc. With all her health problems, even a little urinary tract infection left untreated for a few days can make her blood sugar soar. I even have urine strips to test for infection now!
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Wow, you are awesome... I'll say what's been said before.... Lady is one lucky Malt to have you for her mommy!
 

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We have an after hours, holiday and weekend emergency vet 20 minutes away. They are very good, reasonably priced, and our vet does not charge for a follow up to an emergency visit (we found this out when our April was in her final year of decline--we had a few near death scares).
 

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i live kind of out in the middle of nowhere
and my vet is about 10 minutes away. she's great - she has long hours, 7 days a week and she is "on call" 24 hours a day - if there's a problem, you can call her emergency number, and she'll be at the office in 10 minutes.
 

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We are very fortunate to have a wonderful facility close by. It is a 24/7/365 hospital...that's where we take our puppy for her care. It is not just an emergency facility. It's called Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, check out their website. We also have another hospital close by (I think Kodie went there) that is a speciality, referral only facility that also takes emergency cases. That's Garden State Veterinary Hospital.
 

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I think we have been to an emergency vet this year at least 3 or 4 times. Each time it cost at least $200 but it could have easily been more. I guess the vets were fine - I am just frustrated at all the things that could and did happen to our doggie. Torn nail, bee bite, luxating patellas, non-retracting erection, multiple UTIs... and the list goes on. He is only 2 yrs old
 
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