Urgent / emergency care is an important aspect of veterinary medicine, and West Ridge Animal Hospital has been a leader in emergency veterinary care since we opened in 1968. Our experienced, dedicated staff is here to provide you and your pets with emergency medical care when you need it most. When a serious illness, injury, or accident happens and your companion needs immediate medical attention, we understand.
In order to better serve your needs, West Ridge Animal Hospital is open from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays. We are here to provide routine and urgent/ emergency care services to your pets during these hours.
At West Ridge Animal Hospital, we have access to some of the most advanced methods available for treating our patients, including intravenous fluid and drug therapy, digital radiography, ultrasonography, a sterile, temperature-controlled surgical suite, endoscopy/laparoscopy, intensive anesthetic and surgical monitoring equipment, state-of-the-art pain management protocols, orthopedic, soft tissue and emergency surgical capabilities, laser surgery, blood transfusion abilities, heated/oxygen cages, and an isolation ward for infectious patients.
Our patients are monitored by both daytime and overnight nursing staff. Our veterinarians and technicians are constantly educating themselves as to the newest and most effective methods for treating patients, especially in emergency situations. If your pet requires hospitalization, we will communicate with you effectively throughout its illness, including giving you frequent updates as to your pet’s condition, encouraging client visitations, giving you clear home care instructions, and following up with you once your pet has been discharged.
If your pet is a regular patient of another facility in the area, we are happy to provide emergency care as needed, and will update your regular veterinarian as to our findings, your pet’s medical records and any diagnostic testing results, and any medication protocols or recommendations we have given you. We are also please to speak with your veterinarian regarding any questions they may have about your pet.
We value your trust and confidence in allowing us to treat your pets in emergency or critical situations. Think your pet needs emergency care? Contact us at 970-330-7283