Critical Care & Emergency On-Call

No loving pet owner ever wants to imagine their loved one experiencing a pet emergency. Unfortunately, accidents happen and sudden, unexpected illnesses can strike at any time. What’s more, these things often occur when it is less than ideal, like over the weekend or in the middle of the night.

It’s important that in the event of an emergency, you know who you can call to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. At Mission Veterinary Hospital, we believe that you deserve to have your precious pet well cared for, not only during normal office hours, but also at night and on weekends. That’s why we offer on-call emergency care.

Our team is ready to step in and handle even the most critical situations with swiftness and efficiency, improving the chances of a positive outcome. Our hospital is outfitted with all of the cutting edge technology and modern equipment needed to handle all of your pet’s emergency medical, diagnostic or surgical care needs at a moment’s notice. Rest assured that if and when you need us, we’ll be there!

Some of the more common pet emergencies we see at Mission Veterinary Hospital include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Choking
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea (lasting longer than 24 hours or containing blood)
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, puncture wounds or lacerations
  • Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
  • Sudden lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Inability to urinate
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Unconsciousness

If your pet experiences any of these things, immediate medical care is recommended. We also suggest that you call ahead whenever you’re bringing your pet in for emergency care. This allows us to assess the situation, provide you with first aid instructions and prepare the hospital for your pet’s arrival.

If your pet experiences the need for critical care outside our normal business hours, please do not hesitate to call our main number at (956) 585-1656. Our answering service will contact our technician on-call and we will return your call as soon as possible.

While we sincerely hope you never have to bring your pet in for urgent medical care, we hope you’ll find some solace in the fact that if and when that moment does arise, you have an experienced, dedicated team ready to assist you. We’re here for you, anytime, day or night.

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