Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn't going to take "normal business hours" into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we've got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.
Our full service, 24 hour facility is located at:
Metairie, LA 70005
Our emergency vet care clinic is staffed by highly experienced members of our veterinary team 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have advanced training in emergency, trauma-based and critical care protocols, which ensures your pet is in the most capable hands and never alone.
The emergency vet team at Metairie Small Animal Hospital is near to you, here for you, and ready to help you and your pet in any way we can at any time you need us.
24 Hour Emergency Vet Services
If your pet has a medical emergency during your primary care veterinarian's regular office hours, we recommend first contacting him or her for a professional recommendation. If your veterinarian is not available, or requires a critical care facility, we recommend you immediately bring your pet to our emergency 24 hour animal hospital for treatment.
If you think your pet may be sick or injured and you're not sure exactly what to do, please call our 24 hour vet care line at 504-290-0025. When you call, one of our experienced emergency vet care team members can help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen by our emergency team.
We Are Always Ready For Emergency Care
Our emergency facility is staffed and equipped to respond to any medical or surgical need. From simple as a bee sting to severe trauma, our staff are prepared to care for your pet and help you through a stressful time.
We strive to provide our patients' human companions with prompt, attentive, compassionate and personal service from the very first moment a patient arrives. This includes establishing a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian when possible. We want you to be informed and comforted throughout the process, because we know how important and irreplaceable your beloved family friend is to you and your family.
Our Emergency Animal Hospital Is Prepared For Any Critical Situation, Such As:
- Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
- Automobile accidents
- Respiratory emergencies, choking, breathing problems
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
- Shock or loss of consciousness
- Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
- Labor and pregnancy problems
- Blood in urine or feces
- Postoperative or post-anesthetic problems
- Pain management
- Inability or unwillingness to eat
- And moreÉ
- 24 hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and technicians
- Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results
- Emergency surgery
- Digital radiography and ultrasound
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
- Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds
- Advanced pain management
- Nutritional support
Our Emergency Vet Clinic Is Equipped With The Following:
Referrals From Other Veterinary Clinics
If your pet is already a patient of the Metairie Small Animal Hospital network, our emergency vet clinic team will make contact with your primary care veterinarian in order to begin collaborating as soon as possible. However, even if your primary care provider is a member of another practice, we will treat your family veterinarian as an integral part of our team.
We know that having a pet with emergency medical needs can be stressful. In addition to providing all the care needed, we will also work with your budget. We accept all major credit cards and have payment plans available thru Carecredit.
No Appointments Necessary For Emergency Vet Services
When every second counts, Metairie Small Animal Hospital's 24 hour vet team is here to help you and your pet overcome whatever medical crisis is taking place. Our emergency animal hospital provides immediate care for your pet without the need for an appointment or any advance notice whatsoever.
When possible, you are welcome to call us before you come or when you are on your way, so that we can prepare for your arrival. However, we do not want to add to the time it takes to get your pet the emergency vet care services they need. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, if your pet needs emergency vet clinic services in the Metairie area, we are here for you!