Pet Emergency Carein Kingston, NY

Serious health problems, injuries, and illness require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley offers quality emergency care.
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Pet Emergency Care

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you can do so, it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety Tips:

Pets severely ill or injured may bite, claw, or act aggressively toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet responds aggressively.

If a dog is unable to move, create an improvised stretcher to assist. Make sure the neck is supported.

Slowly place a blanket or towel over the head for the cat to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet and what was ingested and then recommend what action should be taken.

a dog with a stethoscope on its neck

Sick Visits/Unwell Pets

We’re a full-service animal hospital, which means we have an experienced medical team, advanced diagnostics, and treatment plans to help your pet, whether they are suffering from illness, injury, a chronic condition, or they’re just “not right.” You know your pet best, and at Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley, we’ll listen to what you have to say about your pet’s health and behavior. Then, we’ll work with you to find a solution, treat the problem, and hopefully get your pet feeling better.

We at the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley know your special relationship with your animal companion. These intimate times of cuddling, amusement, and camaraderie forge an unshakable bond. Just like when people are sick, our cherished dogs, too, have vulnerable times. We are here to assist when your pet is in need, which is why we are here.

A Compassionate Approach to Medical Visits

If You’re Sick, We’re Your First Call: Our skilled veterinarian are prepared to help, whether it’s an unexpected fever, a sudden change in behavior, or inexplicable discomfort. Since pets cannot express their suffering like humans can, we carefully observe their cues and employ advanced diagnostics to pinpoint the underlying cause quickly.

Sick Visits/Unwell Pets are our clinic’s area of expertise in Kingston, New York. Our veterinarian has a thorough awareness of the special medical requirements of pets, ensuring a case-specific treatment. We’re dedicated to treating symptoms and addressing the underlying issues for a complete and permanent recovery. We do this with modern technology and a compassionate touch.

Advantages for Your Animal Friend

Personalized Care: Every pet is exceptional and deserves individualized attention. Our skilled vets take the time to learn about your pet’s background, way of life, and temperament before developing a treatment strategy that is as individual as they are.

Immediate Relief: Because illnesses can come on suddenly, getting help immediately is essential. Using our Sick Visits service, we can guarantee that your pet receives prompt care, thereby preventing further issues and alleviating discomfort.

Pet parents can have peace of mind knowing that we know how distressing it can be to have a sick pet. Along with taking good care of your pet, our caring staff will walk you through the procedure, address your questions, and ease your worries.

Collaboration is our preferred method of operation. Our veterinarians work directly with you, providing clear explanations of diagnosis and available treatments so you can choose the best course of action for your pet’s health.

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Pet Diagnostics

Instead of shipping samples to an outside lab, Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley can conduct multiple blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis, and other types of testing on-site.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (Kidney) profiles
  • Complete blood counts
  • General chemistries
  • Blood gases
  • FelV, FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs
Although we provide a wide range of on-site tests, it is possible that your pet needs laboratory work that is outside the purview of our services. Sometimes, we are pleased to submit bloodwork or other tests to a third-party lab, which will then send us the results.

Benefits for Your Pet

  • Immediate Diagnostics: Illnesses can be elusive, but our in-house laboratory’s advanced equipment means we can swiftly uncover hidden issues, leading to quicker diagnosis and intervention.

  • Reduced Stress: We know that your pet’s comfort is paramount. By conducting tests on-site, we minimize the need for multiple visits and uncomfortable transfers, creating a more soothing experience for your companion.
  • Tailored Treatment: Rapid test results mean we can tailor treatment plans to your pet’s specific needs without delay, increasing the chances of a swift recovery and minimizing potential complications.

A Group that genuinely cares

Our veterinary specialists aren’t simply doctors; they also have pets of their own. They are aware of the anxiety that results from your pet’s illness. Our team fully supports the utilization of our in-house laboratory because of this. It’s a promise to treat your pet with the urgency and care they require, just as we would treat one of our own.

Why Our Own Laboratory Is Unique

  • Advanced Equipment: Our laboratory is equipped with modern technology, capable of running a wide range of tests with exceptional precision.

  • Expert Analysis: Test results are interpreted by seasoned professionals who understand the nuances of pet health, ensuring accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans.
  • Swift Emergency Response: In critical moments, time is of the essence. Our in-house laboratory allows us to respond swiftly during emergencies, offering your pet the best prospects for a complete recovery.

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Pet X-Rays

Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities, including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease. Digital X-rays also use less radiation, decrease exposure, and provide more detailed images.

Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient to remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short, and patient recovery is swift.

At the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley, we are aware that our cherished pets are more than just household members; they hold a special place in our hearts. We are incredibly sensitive to their suffering or sorrow. Our goal is to give steadfast care. Therefore, we’ve used advanced technology to present our clients with a standout service: extravagant X-Rays for pets.

Advantages for Your Cherished Pet

  • Swift Diagnosis, Swift Relief: Our modern X-rays expedite the diagnostic process, which means faster relief for your pet. Rapid diagnosis leads to quicker treatment and, most importantly, reduced discomfort for your furry friend.

  • Minimized Stress: We understand that trips to the vet can be overwhelming for pets. Our advanced X-ray technology reduces your pet’s time on the examination table, minimizing stress and anxiety.
  • Tailored Treatment: Our precise X-ray results enable us to customize treatment plans for your pet’s specific needs. No two pets are the same, and our X-rays help us tailor solutions that cater to your pet’s individual requirements.
  • Clear Communication: We believe that transparency is paramount. Our comprehensive X-ray images guide our treatment decisions and provide you with a visual understanding of your pet’s condition. We’re here to answer your questions every step of the way.
  • Promoting Wellbeing: Beyond illness, our X-Ray services also contribute to your pet’s overall well-being. By detecting issues early, we can prevent potential problems from escalating, ensuring a happier and healthier life for your companion.

Veterinary Services in Kingston, NY