At Frontier Veterinary Hospital, we provide urgent and emergency veterinary care for dogs and cats in White Settlement during our regular business hours.
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is showing symptoms or behaviors that are concerning, contact our office as soon as possible or the after-hours emergency hospital listed above.
The dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Frontier Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary services in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion and we are proud to provide high quality medical care for your pet when they need it the most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to inform us that you are on your way, we might provide instructions to help you give your pet first aid or otherwise make the comfortable. Follow the instructions that you are given very carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our White Settlement veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read some of the most frequently asked questions our veterinarians get about bringing your pet in for an emergency to Frontier Veterinary Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Frontier Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our White Settlement animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies might require intensive overnight care from our veterinarians. At Frontier Veterinary Hospital, we provide overnight care for pets who need it.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our veterinarians are primarily experienced with cats and dogs, but are able to treat other small animals like birds and rodents in serious situations.