Veterinary Services

Pet Emergency Care

When time is of the essence, an emergency vet in Springfield, MO is never more than a phone call away.

Emergency Vet Care in Springfield, MO

At Spring Valley Veterinary Hospitals, our team members are always prepared to receive and treat patients with serious illnesses and injuries. We know that emergencies generally happen unexpectedly and when they do, immediate care is the only acceptable course of action. If you are able, please contact our East or West hospitals prior to your arrival so we can get things ready for your pet’s treatment.

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Reasons Why You Should Take Your Dog or Cat to an Emergency Vet Clinic

It is not always easy to recognize a health emergency, especially if it’s not something you’re expecting. However, certain signs and/or behaviors can indicate a serious medical issue requiring immediate attention. These include:

  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Pale gums
  • Chronic coughing/wheezing
  • Lameness or suspected broken bones
  • Bleeding from the nose, ears, mouth, and/or rectum
  • No eating or drinking in 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours or more
    Irregular heart rhythm
  • Unable to walk or stand
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Injury to one or both eyes
  • Heat stroke (lethargy, very high body temperature, drooling heavily)
  • Wobbly walking
  • Acting dazed and disoriented
  • Sitting with forehead pressed against the wall
  • Unable to urinate or pass stool
  • Abdomen feels hard and swollen
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Don’t hesitate to contact our West or East location if you observe any of these signs in your pet. The sooner we can treat them, the better their chance of a full recovery.