What To Expect With An Emergency

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The Triage

Triage refers to assessing your pet’s condition on arrival. While you complete intake paperwork, our team will triage your pet to determine how fast they need to be seen and what level of help they need.

The History & Physical Exam

Helping your pet will start with a staff member measuring its vital signs, getting more information from you about what you’ve seen at home, and learning its medical history. History information is very helpful in determining what may be wrong with your pet. Then, one of our veterinarians will perform a physical examination. After the exam, the veterinarian will ask more questions and explain their findings.

Lab Work

Lab work is used to look for problems with blood cells, organ function, the ability to form a clot and more. It’s also key to looking for evidence of infection. We have a comprehensive suite of in-house lab work machines for fast results and can use an outside laboratory for more in-depth testing.

Diagnostic Imaging

Digital radiology and ultrasound help provide a new level of visibility into what may be causing issues. Depending on the signs, your pet’s internal organs may be key to making a diagnosis. 

Emergency Surgery

As a last resort, but of course ready as needed, emergency surgery is available. Our emergency veterinarians can perform surgery, and we also partner with board-certified veterinary surgeons, so you’ll always know that your pet is in good hands.

Trust Veterinary Emergency Care for Your NC Family Needs

At Veterinary Emergency Care, we strive to help you and your pet through any scenario. We’re also always here for the emergency care your furry family members need. If you have any questions or need more info, please contact us online or via 919-605-6300.