Emergencies

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Emergency Services Emergency

Making the choice to become a veterinarian and enter into a profession defined by serving the health needs of companion animals comes with many responsibilities. Most notably, ensuring our clients’ pets receive the medical care they need is more than just a 9-to-5 job.

We understand that emergencies can happen at any hour – and when they do, our clients rely on us to be available and ensure they receive timely emergency care. During our regular office hours, Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital is fully prepared to handle any medical emergency your pet may encounter. Our experienced staff is trained and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.

Once your pet’s condition is stabilized, our advanced diagnostics, expertise in internal medicine, modern surgical suite, and all of the resources of our hospital are available for the care of your pet.

Our staff is on call until 10 p.m. all seven days of the week. For all emergencies before 10 p.m., please call us at (918) 747-1311. If your pet experiences a medical emergency outside our regular or on-call hours, we will refer you to:

Animal Emergency Center - 918-665-0508 located just north of 41st Street between Mingo and Highway 169

When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a 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 out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate


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