Emergency Veterinary Care

Emergency Veterinary Care for Starkville's Pets

Because a medical emergency can happen at any time, Starkville Veterinary Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care. After regular hospital hours, one of our veterinarians is on call and ready to provide emergency care. In the event of an emergency, please call our hospital at (662) 323-7078; the answering machine will provide a telephone number to the veterinarian on call. In some emergency cases, we may refer clients to Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

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