Every pet owner knows that accidents happen. Whether your furry friend gets into a fight with another animal, eats something they shouldn’t have, or has a sudden illness, it’s important to have an emergency vet clinic in your back pocket. True Care for Pets is your Los Angeles emergency vet clinic for services including emergency critical care, surgery, internal medicine, advanced imaging and labs, and radiation oncology.
When you arrive at TrueCare for Pets, we’ll ask that you remain in your vehicle in the parking lot until an attendant comes to meet you and admit your pet. While you might encounter longer wait times, know that we’re ready to do everything we can to assist your pet through this scary time. A True Care ER veterinarian will meet you at your vehicle to triage your pet, and once admitted, we’ll be able to let you into the physical office space. This process helps us to prevent congestion in the offices, and allows us to provide your pet with the dedicated, concentrated attention they deserve and require for emergency services.
Emergency Critical Care
Emergency critical care is a specialty that focuses on the treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries in pets. These conditions can include:
- Respiratory distress
- Cardiac arrest
- Severe trauma
- Organ failure
Emergency critical care vets are highly trained and experienced in the treatment of these conditions. They have the skills and resources to stabilize your pet and get them back on the road to recovery.
If your pet needs surgery, an emergency vet clinic can provide the care they need. Our emergency vets are trained in a wide range of surgical procedures, including:
- Neurologic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Soft tissue surgery
- Oncology surgery
Emergency vets have the experience and expertise to perform these procedures safely and effectively. They also have the resources to monitor your pet’s condition closely during and after surgery.
If your pet has a chronic illness and requires internal medicine specialties, an emergency vet clinic can provide the care they need. Our emergency vets are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, as well as the latest in medical advancements, including:
- In-hospital blood profiles
- Digital radiographs
- Endoscopic and bronchoscopic equipment
- Computed tomography (CT/CAT scan)
- Thoracic and abdominal ultrasonography
- Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations and biopsy collection
- Blood transfusions
Emergency vets have the experience and expertise to manage your pet’s condition and provide them with the best possible care.
Advanced Imaging and Labs
If your pet needs advanced imaging or lab work, an emergency vet clinic can provide the care they need. Emergency vets have access to the latest technology, including:
- CT scans
- Blood work
Emergency vets can use this technology to diagnose your pet’s condition and develop a treatment plan.
If your pet has cancer, an emergency vet clinic can provide radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells.
Emergency vets have the experience and expertise to deliver radiation therapy safely and effectively. They also have the resources to monitor your pet’s condition closely during and after treatment.
When to Take Your Pet to an Emergency Vet Clinic
If your pet is experiencing any of the following, it’s important to take them to an emergency vet clinic immediately:
- A sudden change in behavior
- A sudden onset of illness or injury
- Difficulty breathing
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Loss of consciousness
- Any other condition that is causing your pet pain or distress
If you’re not sure whether or not your pet needs to see an emergency vet, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and call. At TrueCare for Pets, emergency vets are available 24/7 to provide your pet with the care they need.