Services (ER Center)

Animal Emergency Care and ER Services

When your pet has an emergency, time is of the essence. The Animal ER Center is here for pets in Commerce and surrounding communities when they need it the most. When you walk into our center for animal emergency care, our triage services will be there to greet you. We ask the right questions to determine what’s hurting your pet to contain a possibly scary situation. If your pet must be hospitalized with us, they will be closely monitored by our staff and treatments will be adjusted accordingly.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Because of survival instinct, animals are adept at hiding pain and discomfort. Still, the signs your pet needs emergency care can be blatant. Emergency care is likely to be the result of an accident, heatstroke, poisoning or choking. The signs your pet needs emergency care include:

  • Pale gums and rapid breathing
  • Broken bones or uncontrollable bleeding
  • Dramatic changes in body temperature
  • Faint or rapid pulse
  • Trouble standing
  • Inability to wake your pet up
  • Recent or ongoing seizures

Our Emergency Services

Our ER services are available for pets outside regular veterinary hours. We’re here 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. We treat general pet emergencies, injuries and trauma in small animals. Our emergency services include:

  • Advanced patient monitoring
  • Treatment designed to quickly stabilize your pet
  • Effective pain management techniques
  • Emergency surgery
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Digital X-rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Ventilator and oxygen therapy
  • Transfusion therapy

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you think your pet needs emergency care. After all, that’s what we’re here for.