If you are a pet owner, taking care of your animal when it gets sick or injured is extremely important. At the first sign of a problem, contact Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital in Fredericksburg to meet with one of our emergency veterinarians. We provide routine wellness visits, preventative medicine, surgical procedures, and emergency veterinary services. We have gathered a few steps to take if you believe your pet is suffering from trauma or an illness that requires immediate intervention.
It is best to get on the phone and let one of our veterinarians know about the situation that your pet is dealing with before heading to our practice. This allows us to alert our staff members and prepare for your arrival so that you do not need to wait long to be seen. We may need to contact other clients to see if they can reschedule their appointments so we can give your pet our undivided attention. We will also provide you with instructions on how to handle the situation until you can get to our office.
If you are able, bring another person with you when you drive to our office. They will be able to attend to your pet as you drive. This gives your pet a sense of safety, making it easier for it to deal with the pain or discomfort. Talk to your pet in soft tones to reassure it that you are there for it during this time.
When you arrive, your pet will be assessed by one of our veterinarians to determine the best method of treatment. You will be advised about your pet’s condition if you need to wait in our waiting area during a surgical procedure. We will provide instructions regarding medication and after-care as well. Call our team at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital today at (540) 373-6100 to speak with one of our veterinarians. For non-emergencies, you can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.