Emergency

Veterinarian Emergency Room

Emergency Services

Rest assured. When your pet needs emergency or critical care, you can rely on Piedmont for expertise and personal attention. Our team is qualified to provide superior emergency care, from stabilizing trauma patients to complex surgery for life-threatening conditions. For highly critical needs, our Intensive Care Unit provides the latest diagnostic, monitoring and support equipment.
Our medical staff participates in daily rounds multiple times per day and collaborates on cases for the best approach to care. We also provide daily client updates and education throughout your pet’s stay, and even afterwards to make sure your pet continues to thrive after discharge.

We do not require referrals and walk-ins are welcome. However, if possible, please call us before you arrive so we can provide instructions to stabilize your pet, pre-assess your pet’s condition, and prepare for your arrival which could save crucial time. If available, please bring your pet’s medical history, recent vaccination list, etc. (We will also contact your family vet for pertinent information, but a medical history can save time.) If you need help safely moving your pet from your car, please let us know. We have special equipment to transport your pet with minimal discomfort.

Once you arrive, we will evaluate your pet’s condition. Based on our initial exam, we will triage your pet according to the severity of symptoms. To provide the best medical treatment, we may need to shave an area on your pet (such as for surgery or an IV catheter). If so, we’ll try to shave as small an area as possible.

Common Emergencies

Altered gait or inability to walk
Bleeding
Diabetic shock
Difficulty breathing
Dog fight wounds
Eye injuries
Gastrointestinal foreign bodies

Heart conditions
Hypoglycemia
Ingestion of toxins and toxic foods
Labor that is not progressing
Lacerations and serious wounds
Parvo virus
Pneumonia

Pyometra (infection of the uterus)
Seizures
Snake Bites
Stomach bloat/Gastric Dilatation Volvulus
Traumatic injury (such as hit by car)
Urination difficulty
Vaccine reactions
Vomiting and diarrhea