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Greenwood Veterinary Associates

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It's frightening when you're faced with an emergency and your pet needs immediate veterinary care. That's why we offer extended hours - we're open when most veterinary offices are closed.  If your pet is in need of emergency veterinary care please call us immediately. By calling ahead we can be prepared for your pet's arrival.

What is an Emergency?
When you are experiencing an emergency with your pet, we provide the compassionate care your pet needs. We know that it is sometimes difficult to determine if your pet is in crisis, which is why we encourage you to call and speak with one of our veterinarians or advice nurses. Our staff can answer your question, ease your mind, and provide information that will help you make a decision regarding your pet's medical care.

However, if you are concerned enough to call us, it is usually best to bring your pet in for a visit. Beginning treatment immediately may save a life, shorten recovery time and reduce costs.  And, because our pets can't talk to us, it can be difficult to determine if some situations are truly emergencies. Trust your instincts and "if in doubt, check it out" with a veterinarian.

The following is a list of common signs that may require urgent care:
  • Bites (insect, snake, other animal, etc.)
  • Burns
  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Crying out
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Eye injury or squinting
  • Excessive head shaking and scratching
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car
  • Straining to urinate or defecate
  • Sudden limping
  • Sudden loss of appetite
  • Suspected heatstroke
  • Swollen or painful abdomen
  • Lacerations
  • Seizures, fainting, or collapse
  • Unusual behavior, such as aggressiveness or lethargy
  • Unexplained trembling
  • Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Ingestion of a foreign object
  • Weakness in limbs/Inability to walk
  • Suspected poisoning