Emergency Care

Emergency Care

If you are like most pet owners, you live in dread of the news that your pet has suffered a traumatic injury. Serious internal or external damage may pose a clear and present danger, especially if your pet is at risk of going into shock. To make matters worse, these life-threatening crises can occur at any time of day or night.

At AVC, we offer emergency appointments for our current clients 24 hours a day. 

Although some injuries or illnesses may be serious, they do not all require emergency care. A true pet emergency needs to be recognized for what it is, and responded to as quickly as possible. “Red flags” of a pet emergency include:

  • Patient in respiratory distress

  • Patient who has collapsed

  • Patient having active cluster seizures / status epilepticus 

  • Patient who acquired a snake bite

  • Patient unable to walk or get up

  • Male cat who is straining to urinate, blood in urine, or not able to urinate

  • Patient who has severe trauma (hit by car, animal attack, etc)

  • Patient who is profusely bleeding

  • Patient showing signs of shock (weak pulse, pale gums, cold feeling)

  • Patient having trouble with labor or post-birth

  • Known toxin ingestion

If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, or you feel like your pet requires emergency medical attention, call our office at 812-877-3087 from 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 11 am on Saturday, to speak with a Receptionist or Treatment Team member who can help you determine what type of treatment is needed. 

After 5 pm on weeknights, and from 11 am on Saturday through 7 am Monday morning, you should contact our on-call veterinarian by calling 812-240-4016.  Airport Veterinary Clinic offers after-hour emergency services to our CURRENT clients ONLY, if our Veterinarian is available. 

Airport Veterinary Clinic

1274 State Road 46

Terre Haute, Indiana, 47803

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Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday Closed