Urgent Care & Emergencies

✚ For an Animal Emergency, Please Call 954-653-6868

Emergencies are unpredictable. We know that a critical illness or unexpected accident is stressful for everyone in your household. Our staff will assist you in every way we can to ensure that you receive timely information, a full explanation of treatments, and a realistic estimate of fees. That's why Pet Express Animal Hospital has now extended our hours.  We are available to provide urgent care, after you get home from work, on weekends, and on all major holidays. We are conveniently open Everyday Monday - Sunday from 7AM - 11PM. 

QUALITY CARE
At Pet Express Animal Hospital we care about you as well as your pet. Our facility is uniquely designed and equipped as an emergency animal hospital from the ground up. Our staff is trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine.

We offer an extensive range of services:

  • Emergency surgical services
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Ultrasonography
  • Digital radiography
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Complete in-house laboratory/pharmacy
  • Post-operative care for referring veterinarian’s surgical and medical cases

Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time you are assured that our staff has the equipment and expertise you would expect from your own doctor.  When your primary veterinarian is closed, Pet Express Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet!

For more sneak peaks around our hospital check out our virtual tour. 

 Technician monitoring dog in ICU.

Its an Emergency!

An emergency is anything which causes a pet owner to be alarmed. It’s always better to be cautious when it comes to your pet’s health. We have listed below a few common emergencies and how best to asses the situation. 

  • If you have any concerns regarding your pet, please contact us at (954) 653-6868
  • Remain calm. Your pet can become more stressed by seeing you in a panic. 
  • Inform our staff about your pet’s condition over the telephone before you arrive.
 Another non surgery work station.

Common Emergency Tips

PET HAS INGESTED OR EATEN SOMETHING  

  • Contact us at (954) 653-6868, you may be directed to contact Animal Poison Control (1-888-426-4435).
  • Be prepared to bring your pet to the animal hospital. Certain toxins and drugs have antidotes, which our veterinarians can administer. 
  • Always bring the packaging or vial that the suspected substance was kept in. The label will provide information such as the main ingredient and its concentration. 
  • If your pet's skin was exposed to a chemical or insecticide, wrap in a towel or blanket so you do not come in contact with your skin, when bringing to the hospital. 

PET IS HAVING VOMITING AND DIARRHEA

  • Be prepared to bring your pet to Pet Express. Contact us at (954) 653-6868
  • Look at the surrounding area and see if your pet might have eaten something or got into garbage. 
  • Excessive vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration, especially in small dogs and cats which requires medical attention. 
  • Do not give your pet any over-the-counter medication such as Imodium or Pepto-Bismol. 

BUFO TOADS: The toxins produced by these toads cause serious nervous system and cardiac problems. Symptoms include: disorientation, excessive drooling/foaming from mouth, and seizures.

If your pet is not seizing and is conscious, flush the mouth with running water from a hose in the corner of the mouth. Do not let your pet drink the water. If your pet is seizing, unconscious, falling over, or becomes very stiff, come to our animal hospital immediately. Click here for more information on Bufo toads.

PET HAS SUSTAINED INJURY OR TRAUMA

  • Bring your pet immediatly to Pet Express. Contact us at (954) 653-6868
  • Approach injured pets with caution; they may bite anyone when in pain (including their owner).
  • If your pet cannot walk, use blankets or an ironing board as a stretcher to move your pet.
  • Place clean towels over any open wounds and apply direct pressure to any bleeding wounds.
  • Never place a tourniquet unless directed to do so by a veterinarian.