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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    • Amanda HawkinsAmanda Hawkins

      We recently moved to Pendleton and hadn’t looked for a new vet yet, our puppy Ace got sick this morning and our old vet couldn’t see us until Saturday. Dr Crabtree and Chloe were amazing with our boy! We walked in and they saw us right away. We got the medicine we needed and were on our way! We didn’t feel pressured to get a ton of tests or buy all the extras our previous vet talked us into. We will definitely be back and start a wellness plan with them!

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    • Tracy L. MullinsTracy L. Mullins

      Dr. Crabtree is very caring and listens thoroughly to all the issues with your pets. Took our two dogs in there and he checked several things. Our youngest dog has been an anxious dog ever since we got him at 9 months old. He has exhibited altered gait patterns on and off since we have gotten him. Dr. Crabtree took x-rays we had asked for at our previous vet but they didn’t think it was worth it. Nothing could be seen on the x-ray but he recommended a supplement and it has been a life changer for him! He is actually playing for more than 2 minutes and his anxiety is way down! Thanks for just really listening to all the problems and not rushing through any of them!

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    • V. Jean HinshawV. Jean Hinshaw

      We absolutely love the staff as does our 92 lb baby.

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    • Noel Barnes TaylorNoel Barnes Taylor

      Jonah is better! No more vomiting or lethargy! Thanks Dr Crabtree for your thorough exam and conservative approach! The anti nausea med and IV fluids got Jonah back on his feet in 2 days! Thank you!!!!

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    • Aaron MartinAaron Martin

      Amazing service, loving and caring RVT and DVM's!! Take your pets here!!! Asked my German shepherd "Bo" if he wanted to go see Dr. Crabtree and he got excited...guess Thursday is vet day!!

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    • Hannah HuffHannah Huff

      Took my super moody cat today and I was so worried. They handled her perfectly and were so personable and helpful. So happy I trusted them with my baby!

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    • Shawn CarterShawn Carter

      We have trusted Dr. Crabtree from back when he took care of our pets in his south Anderson days to this very day and wouldn’t trust any other person with our pets.
      Today was just a reminder of how caring this young man and his staff are, this was a very hard day for the family and Brent was absolutely awesome working with us through our families loss.
      Thank you so much!!!

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