At Asheville Veterinary Associates, we understand that emergencies can happen at any hour and when they do, our clients rely on us to be available and ensure that their pets receive timely emergency care.
During our regular office hours, Asheville Veterinary Associates is fully prepared to handle any medical emergency your pet may encounter. Our experienced staff is supported by a range of diagnostic and medical resources that can be used to provide high quality and timely care as well as to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.
However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:
Acute abdominal swelling
Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
Cuts, lacerations or bite wounds
Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke or hypothermia
High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
Unable to urinate or defecate