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What to Expect

The best treatment plan for your pet.

Urgent Care When Pets and Owners Need it Most

At VetCheck, we strongly believe in thorough communication to ensure that you, your pets, and our team are all working together to develop the best treatment plan for you and your pet.
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Peace of Mind For Critical Cases

When your pet is in critical condition, our team’s goal is to get basic vitals, such as temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, oxygen levels, blood glucose levels, etc., and work as quickly as possible to stabilize the patient.

Stabilization of critical pets may involve administering IV fluids and IV medications, providing oxygen support, controlling bleeding, controlling pain, controlling seizures, etc.

Once your pet is stable, our team will discuss next steps to diagnose the condition and provide necessary treatments. It is important to run diagnostics to identify the cause of the symptoms and treat the disease causing the symptoms rather than the symptoms.

Our Approach

As an urgent care, it is essential for us to prioritize intake of patients based on stability. This does not mean your pet is any less important to us, as we care for each and every pet as our own. We appreciate your patience when there are wait times due to the presence of more critical patients. We assure you that we will address your pet as soon as we can.

Initial Assessment

Our nurses and client service representatives are trained to triage pets on arrival to determine their level of stability.

To first understand your pet’s clinical history, our nurses will ask you a series of questions, which will then be relayed to our doctor.

Examination

After the initial assessment, our doctor will perform a physical exam to assess the following:
  • Mentation/neurological status
  • Hydration status
  • Pain status
  • Ears, eyes, nose, and dental health status
  • Lung/heart health status
  • External abdominal health status
  • Urogenital health status
  • Rectal health status
  • Musculoskeletal status/gait assessment (soft tissue/ligamentous injury, lacerations/puncture wounds)
Based on our doctor’s assessment, diagnostics may be recommended to rule out causes for your pet’s current or potential future clinical signs. Common diagnostics are listed here. Recommendations will always be based on your pet’s physical examination and clinical history.

Common
Diagnostics

Bloodwork may be recommended to assess the following:
  • Liver, kidney, and pancreatic function
  • Clotting function, extent of infection/inflammation, extent of dehydration, or anemia
  • Likelihood of hormonal imbalances (ex: diabetes mellitus, thyroid, or adrenal gland disorders, etc.)
  • Electrolyte imbalance
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Thank you for entrusting us with your pet’s care.

When a pet is admitted in critical condition, our team will ask you to sign an emergency treatment estimate, so we can proceed to provide necessary treatments without delaying care that your pet needs.

At VetCheck, we strongly believe in thorough communication to ensure that you, your pets, and our team are all working together to develop the best treatment plan for you and your pet.

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