emergency medicineEmergency situations include:


  • Road traffic accident
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Eye injuries
  • Heatstroke
  • Trouble breathing; gagging; choking

Substances such antifreeze, insecticides, rat poison, household cleansers, pool chemicals, human medication, bones, pennies, other foreign objects or excessive amounts of food or garbage.

Symptoms to Watch For:

  • Allergic reactions, including swelling, rashes, or itching
  • Bumping into things, becoming disoriented
  • Changes in behavior, appetite, or stools
  • Coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing
  • Diabetic animals refusing food
  • First time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures
  • Inability to urinate; straining to urinate
  • Non-productive retching/vomiting
  • Pregnant animals that have gone more than 3-4 hours between delivering
  • Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior
  • Vomiting blood/passing blood in the stool or urine
  • Weakness; inability to walk; sudden collapse

Ark Veterinary Hospital provides 24-hour emergency and critical care 365 days a year. This service is open to all small animal companion pets that are in need of immediate medical attention. Experienced veterinarians are on call all times. We are equipped to handle a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies.

Patient care and client satisfaction are our top priorities. We understand that each pet is accompanied by a concerned owner. That’s why we take the time to comfort both of you.