Critical Care

Do you know who to call in the event of a pet emergency?

As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. The way you handle these types of situations can make all the difference in the world for your loved one. At Pendleton Veterinary Clinic, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team in your corner. You can rest easy knowing that we’ll be there for you in your time of need.

Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are experienced in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver the most timely and effective care. Most importantly, we will handle your companion’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything within our power to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice your companion exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to call for help right away. At Pendleton Veterinary Clinic, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation and provide first aid instructions over the phone. It also lets us prepare the hospital and other team members for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency not allow time for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.

We sincerely hope you never experience the need for urgent veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic will be here to provide the highest level of care available. You can count on us!

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    • Elizabeth S.Elizabeth S.

      I was glad to see they are still here and doing a great job helping our pets, I had an emergency last week and they were able to see us later that day. Read More

    • Jasmine JarvisJasmine Jarvis

      Very polite, i’m from Anderson and definitely worth the drive. They were so good with my dog.

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    • Holly WasherHolly Washer

      We had to say goodbye to our almost fifteen year old Shiba Inu recently and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the care and compassion shown by the staff here. It's a very painful thing to do but they were patient and kind and sweet and helpful through the process and frankly through every visit we made to the office. He wasn't exactly the easiest dog to examine or care for sometimes but they never gave up on him. Love and light to your whole staff! You are appreciated.

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    • Tina BlakeyTina Blakey

      I have nothing but good things to say about this clinic! The staff and Dr. Crabtree are great !

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    • Andrea FilbrunAndrea Filbrun

      You are the best Vets ever. We are always feeling very comfortable with all our pets. Today we lost April. She went over the rainbowbridge around 4 pm. 😢💕🌹 But we want to say thank you for all your help and having always an open door and heart for us and our fur babies. 💙

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    • Kandie DingerKandie Dinger

      Watching our daughters dog while she is on vacation. Her dog got sick, and since he has a history of pancreatitis we felt he needed seen ASAP. Her regular vet was closed so we got in to see Dr Crabtree. We had not been there before. Dr Crabtree was so thorough and compassionate. He had to deliver bad news to us, and to our daughter on the phone. He offered help in making the dog comfortable until our daughter can get home. You can tell he truly cares for his patients and will go the extra mile to help. He is exceptional.

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    • Megan FowlerMegan Fowler

      Cannot recommend you enough. If you have a pet, bring them here! It's a small town and may be out of the way for some people, but for us it's close by. I couldn't be more thankful. Wonderful, highly competent, and caring staff for all your furry friend's needs!

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