Veterinary medicine is constantly evolving and advancing with new technologies and techniques just as human medicine is. There’s a growing need for animal health care services to treat pets for injuries or illnesses that fall somewhere on the continuum between immediate emergency and routine care. That’s what CoastView Veterinary Hospital in Clairemont, CA provides with our Veterinary Urgent Care services. These are designed to offer an alternative to clients whose pets are suffering from a condition that’s not life-threatening but still requires the timely attention of a vet. It’s just one way CoastView is always growing and adapting to the changing needs of our customers in order to provide them and their pets with the highest quality of animal health care possible.
What Is Veterinary Urgent Care?
Urgent care facilities intended for people are popping up in pharmacies and small practices everywhere to treat minor ailments, and the same thing has become a trend in the veterinary industry. They offer an alternative to going to a hospital emergency room for a non-life-threatening condition, which might be overwhelmed and require a long wait, and scheduling an appointment with a primary care provider. An emergency room visit is also likely to be much more expensive. If your pet is suffering from a condition that’s not critical but needs the attention of a professional quickly, then Veterinary Urgent Care might be the best option for you.
When Should You Choose Veterinary Urgent Care?
If you believe your pet’s condition is critical, don’t hesitate to seek treatment at an emergency facility. If their condition is stable and not life-threatening, give us a call to discuss the details of your pet’s condition and to set up a time to come in and see the doctor. Some of the conditions we commonly treat at our Veterinary Urgent Care center include:
- Minor accidents and falls– ex: fell from the bed
- Bleeding wounds, lacerations—not bleeding a lot/ nothing super large or deep but requiring stitches like dog bites
- Eye irritation, discharge, and redness
- Nose bleeding, sneezing excessively/ non stop
- Coughing, kennel cough
- Fever/feeling warm, dehydrated, or lethargic
- Urinary issues: accidents, straining, UTI, blood in urine, blocked male cats
- Vomiting, regurgitation, diarrhea, constipation
- Decreased appetite/ not eating
- Lameness/ limping
- Mild back problems
- Torn nails
- Concerns for foxtails
- Seizures, tremors
- Chocolate ingestion, marijuana ingestion, and other toxicities
- Collapse/ blackouts
- Not acting normal
We’re not equipped to keep your pet overnight or to provide advanced surgical treatment. If we determine that your pet has a more serious condition that requires it, we’ll refer you to the appropriate facility.
Fear Free At CoastView Veterinary Hospital
Our facility is a proud partner with the Fear Free Initiative. This is a movement to encourage the use of calming and stress relieving techniques on pets during veterinary treatment. All of our staff have participated in Fear-Free Professional Certification Courses and have either gained their certification or are in the process of doing so.
To schedule an appointment with CoastView Veterinary Hospital, simply give us a call at 858-914-1934.
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