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Emergency and Specialty services for your Pets

Your Petworks family loves all your four legged family members. And, we always want them to have the best care whenever it is needed.

If an emergency occurs after our set hours we want you to be aware of area veterinary emergency hospitals These hospitals offer outstanding emergency care. Pet works considers these area veterinary emergency hospitals to be an emergency extension of us. The emergency hospitals operate 24 hours a day, 7 days and 365 days a year just like our human ERs. Dr. Kent Callicott and the staff at Pet works will still be your primary veterinary hospital when your furry baby goes home from the emergency hospital. The continuum of care transfers to Dr. Kent Callicott after the hospitalization. It is important for you to know that communication between Dr. Callicott and the hospital veterinarian is critical and takes place from your pet’s admission to discharge from the hospital.

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What Do I Consider An Emergency?

There are a lot of signals that your pet is having a health emergency. If you are unsure about what is or is not an emergency call the emergency hospital to ask for guidance.

  • Being hit by a car of other trauma
  • Troubled breathing
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Increased amount of drinking and urination
  • Eating chocolate, medications or poisons
  • Discoloration of the gums or tongue
  • Sudden collapse or difficulty getting back up
  • Not responding to call or roused
  • Seizures
  • Bite from a wild animal, another animal whose vaccination history is unknown or poisonous snake or instect
  • Paralysis of the back legs, fatigue & unbalanced with walking
  • Difficulty urinating, excessive panting or drooling
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Poor or decreased appetite

    If you are unsure if your pet’s condition is an emergency don’t hesitate to call the hospital. They can answer that question and many more. For instance, the hospital staff can guide you how to transport your furry family member to explaining to you what to expect when you arrive.

    Keep the information of your area veterinary emergency hospital in a place you will remember. Your Petworks family does not want you to ever have to reach for it. But, in the case of an emergency situation you may feel the overwhelming sense of urgency causing stress, emotional reactions and uncertainty as to what to do. We hope you never need to refer to the information. But, knowing the exact act spot to locate it will give you peace of mind.

    Note: Emergency hospitals do not do routine visits. They only offer emergency and specialty services.

    Your Petworks family has the privilege of providing the best veterinary care to your fur babies. We get all the cuddles and kisses too.