EMERGENCIES

We want to be able to help all of our patients in emergency situations. However, because we are a small practice, we cannot guarantee appointment availability during an emergency.

Arizona Veterinary Ambulance mobile vet clinic offers veterinary care to Tucson and Surrounding Areas during our scheduled hours of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please check our calendar to see our current availability.

We do not offer after hours care.

Arizona Veterinary Ambulance mobile vet clinic can stabilize and provide safe transport of your pet to an emergency hospital where they can receive 24-hour care.

When your pet is ready for discharge from a veterinary hospital, you can schedule an appointment for Arizona Veterinary Ambulance mobile vet clinic to transport your pet home.

Emergency reasons your pet needs to see a veterinarian immediately:

  • Bleeding

  • Bone fractures

  • Burns

  • Collapse

  • Drug exposure or ingestion

  • Dystocia (signs of dystocia)

  • Electrocution

  • Extreme pain

  • Facial swelling

  • Heat stroke

  • Hives

  • Inability to urinate

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Neurologic abnormalities

  • Non-productive retching

  • Pale or Blue mucous membranes

  • Prolapsed organs (eg, eye, uterus, penis, rectum)

  • Rapid abdominal distension

  • Rattlesnake bite

  • Repeated vomiting

  • Respiratory distress

  • Seizures

  • Smoke inhalation

  • Toxin exposure or ingestion

  • Trauma (eg, bite wounds, hit by car)

  • Weakness

If your pet is in need of emergency care, and we are unable to immediately travel to your home, please call and take your pet to an emergency care center in Tucson:

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

520-795-9955

4909 N La Canada Drive

Tucson, Arizona 85704

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

520-888-3177

141 E. Ft. Lowell Road

Tucson, Arizona 85705

7474 E. Broadway Blvd

Tucson, Arizona 85710

 

EMERGENCY STABILIZATION FEE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

  • Physical Examination

  • IV Catheter

  • IV Fluids

  • Emergency Drugs: Atropine, Butorphanol, Diphenhydramine, Epinephrine, Furosemide, Lidocaine

  • Abdominal and Thoracic Focused Assessment with Sonography for Triage, Trauma, and Tracking (aFAST & tFAST)

  • Electrocardiograph Monitoring

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • Pulse Oximetry Monitoring

  • Blood Lactate Level

  • Blood Glucose Level

  • Red Blood Cell Percentage (PCV) and Plasma Total Solids

*Not all items on the list will be indicated for every patient. You will not be charged for services that were not performed.

*Fee does not include any additional testing or treatments that may be indicated.

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