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The following steps will guide you through the thought process in determining whether or not your pet is needing professional attention immediately and who to contact after Herrmann Veterinary Clinic & Mobile Veterinary Care business hours.
Is it really an emergency? Is your pet truly suffering or is its life in danger? If it is or you are genuinely unsure, go ahead and call us. If it is after business hours you will hear instructions and phone number(s) to call for emergency help.
There are several emergency service clinics available. Call requesting service first. The veterinarian will be able to give you advice on whether or not a visit to the hospital is required and when to come. See below for emergency clinic information.
Make sure you provide the correct phone number for the veterinarian to call back. Try and avoid using that phone until the veterinarian returns the call. Make sure you know the details about the problem. What's wrong, when did it start and has it worsened? If you are not the owner, where can they be contacted?
Emergencies to call immediately about are:
Poisoning: Identify the poison ideally from the container and let the veterinarian know. The veterinarian can be contacting the Poison Control for advice while you are traveling to the clinic. Bring the container to show the veterinarian.
Road traffic accidents: A severely injured animal can usually be moved safely and quickly. Provided he/she is not having breathing problems, muzzle him/her in case he/she is in pain. Have as many helpers as possible to pick the pet up at the first attempt. Get him/her to the hospital as quickly as possible, but contact the duty veterinarian to let them know you are coming.
Bloat or Gastric dilatation: if you suspect this, err on the side of caution, call the veterinarian and they will see you as soon as possible to check
Persistent vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours with or without blood
Lacerations: usually want to suture within a few hours of occurrence
Any other condition that appears to be making your pet acutely ill: Not eating for more than 24 hours; Excessive bleeding (constant stream of blood or constant dripping for more than 10 minutes); Colic (abdominal pain)
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
In case of an equine emergency please call Herrmann Veterinary Clinic & Mobile Veterinary Care at 317.313.8760 and listen to the instructions on the voice mail. As instructed, leave a message and then call 317.627.9365. Be sure to leave a message, including your phone number, and then refrain from using that phone until a veterinarian returns your call.
Map out your trip to the emergency clinic.
Mobile Unit/House Call Hours
I just switched to Herrmann after moving to Noblesville and bringing my horses home. I love that I can get the cats, dog and horses all done at the same time. Farm/house call fees for the mobile unit are wonderful, especially compared to other options out there. I have used the mobile unit for a cat, dog and all of my horses. I have also been to the clinic with a sick barn cat. Great doctors who take their time. I never felt rushed! Very happy!