Our Animal Hospital is Open 24 Hours for Emergencies

Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists is not only a 24 hour emergency animal hospital and critical care facility but it is also a referral hospital with board certified  doctors in each specialty.  The emergency service is always open for walk-ins.  Our team of  doctors and nurses are always available to treat any animal illnesses.

Pet owners  can use our referral specialists by coming to us through their regular veterinarian.  We are  proud to have an on-going dialog with  the local  veterinary community and are always at their disposal for advice on their difficult cases.    If you  feel the need for a second opinion , you can  request  a referral  to one of our services.  They include:  Intensive Care,  Internal Medicine, Diagnostics, Surgery and Neurology.

Our 24 hour animal hospital is wheelchair accessible and has the following:

  • Ample free parking and outdoor dog walking area
  • Spacious reception area with TV, large couches and coffee  bar, wifi connection
  • CT scanner and digital radiography suite
  • State-of-the-art ultrasound equipment
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) and isolation ward
  • In-house laboratory with emergency capabilities
  • Fiberoptic endoscopy
  • 2 surgical suites for soft tissue, orthopedic, neurological and endoscopic surgery
  • Conference room for continuing education presentations and meetings
When Is It An Emergency?
Abdominal distention (swelling of the belly)
Allergic reaction – hives, facial swelling, etc
Breathing abnormalities/problems – increased breathing rate or effort, shortness of breath
Blood anywhere – wound, nose, mouth, vomit, urine, feces
Bruises on gums or skin
Burns
Choking
Collapse
Diabetic complications – not eating, lethargic, vomiting, etc
Diarrhea – bloody, very watery, profuse, or protracted
Whelping complications – active straining longer than 20 minutes with no puppy/kitten OR       puppy/kitten stuck in the birth canal longer than 5 minutes
Newborns not doing well
Gums – pale, white, blue, pink/red, yellow
Heatstroke
Neurologic abnormalities – seizures, dragging legs, etc
Not drinking longer than 12 hours
Generalized pain
Prolapsed organ
Retching – non-productive
Snake bite
Smoke inhalation
Straining to urinate or defecate (cat or dog)
Toad exposure
Exposure to poisons
Trauma of any kind
Vomiting
Weakness
Wounds of any kind
 

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, please bring him or her to our 24 hour emergency animal hospital immediately.