Emergency Vet Care
Does your cat or dog have a medical emergency? Call Us on 07 5546 6756
Our Gold Coast North team is trained to quickly assess the situation and determine the best plan of approach to stabilizse your pet. Please give us a call on 07 5546 6756 so that we know you are on your way and can look after your pet as soon as you arrive.
All medical emergencies are treated with priority and you do not need to have an appointment. Our emergency vets will quickly assess your pet’s condition and take the necessary steps to stablise them. We will then work with you to tailor a treatment plan to help your furry family member get back on its feet as soon as possible.
|Phone||We are open:|
|07 5546 6756||Monday: 7.30am–7.00pm|
|8/26 Blanck Street||Wednesday: 7.30am–7.00pm|
|Ormeau, Gold Coast North QLD 4208||Thursday: 7.30am–7.00pm|
If your pet is displaying any of the below symptoms, it is important you see a vet straight away:
- Choking, persistent coughing or difficulty breathing
- Seizures, collapsing or unconsciousness
- Fractured bones, severe lameness or not walking normally
- Inability to pass urine or faeces
- Injury to the eye
- Severe vomiting and/or diarrhoea
- Refusal to eat or drink for more than 24 hours
- Swollen stomach
- Bleeding that is severe or doesn’t stop within 5 minutes; blood in urine/faeces; coughing up blood
- The pet is in pain or distressed
What to do if your pet needs emergency vet care
Few of us plan for emergencies simply because they are rare events. But there are some ways to make things go more smoothly from the moment the accident or injury occurs until your pet is in the care of qualified emergency veterinarians.
Remain calm – Quite often, people in the midst of an emergency situation become excited or emotional and won’t make a lot of sense when trying to explain the events leading up to a pet requiring immediate care. By keeping your cool you will be able to speak with more clarity and the staff can work with full efficiency when they have a clear understanding of what happened in the first place.
Call ahead – Calling ahead to alert the staff with a brief explanation goes a long way toward better emergency care. Don’t worry though, we are prepared to handle emergencies with or without prior warning. The number to Gold Coast North Emergency is 07 5546 6756.
Drive carefully – Now is not the time to speed about or take chances. It’s been proven that speeding and weaving in and out of traffic doesn’t actually save time. Driving too fast or recklessly will increase your odds of having an accident, delay treatment for your pet and possibly lead to its death which nobody wants. Transport your pet with the care he deserves.
Broken limbs – Pets suffering in agonising pain can lash out unpredictably out of fear and anxiety. If possible, crate your injured pet for safer travel. If you can’t get your pet into a regular crate, maybe a box will work better depending on size.
Shock – If your pet seems cold and frightened but very still or shaking, he may be in shock. Wrap or cover in a blanket to retain warmth.
Poisoning – If you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous such as drain cleaner or transmission fluid, bring in the container if possible so we can double check the ingredients and treat appropriately.
Insect or snake bites – The occasional spider or snake bite isn’t out of the ordinary especially for pets living outside the city. It is not necessary to bring the actual spider or snake into the clinic. A clear photo on your smartphone will be just fine. We can go from there.
Check in upon arrival – This is the most difficult part. Emotions such as fear for your pet’s life will be running high but remain calm and let us help you through the process. We will take the very best care of you and your pet.
For your comfort
All medical emergencies are given priority status and no appointments are necessary. We will do a triage assessment of your pet and take all necessary steps to stabilise. We will then work with you to tailor a treatment plan to help your beloved furry or feathery family member back to complete wellness.