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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    • Becci Anderson-HaskettBecci Anderson-Haskett

      Great experience all around! Our pug, Maggi had her first visit today at the clinic as well as her first groom there and they were awesome! Everyone was so friendly, sweet to Maggi and took their time listening and answering my questions. The groomer, Chloe did an amazing job on Maggi. Very pleased and would highly recommend them to anyone!

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    • Alina DufferAlina Duffer

      We took our new fur baby Athena for her puppy checkup today. Everyone in the office was amazing with her and she loved it! Thank you for taking such good care of our fur baby!

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    • Donna KentDonna Kent

      love everybody at the Pendleton veterinary clinic , we've been going there for years. they are so good to our pets and really good to owners of the pets, they are as o caring. thank you for all you do :)

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    • Angela ClaireAngela Claire

      We drive 40 minutes (each way) from Indy to take our Great Dane to see Dr. Crabtree! We could not be happier with the level of care and attention he offers at every visit. We really did our research when it came time to pick a vet for our puppy, and he stood out for his kindness and expertise. We’ve taken our dog to several specialists and found that Dr. Crabtree is highly regarded by every vet we’ve talked to in the Indianapolis area. He goes completely out of his way to check on Alice and make himself available if she is ill. The staff and techs at the clinic are top notch as well. They are very passionate and always willing to help over the phone.

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    • Alexis MarieAlexis Marie

      Super nice techs and dr. Lyra is pleased too.

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    • Sheridan CoxSheridan Cox

      We have been coming here for years, but yesterday was our first visit with Dr. Crabtree. What could have been an extremely tough day for us and our family's 17 year old cat, the staff was kind, understanding and knowledgeable on explaining the different options we have. Thank you to all for the continuous care you provide to us.

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    • Cathy EdingtonCathy Edington

      Been going here for years it a great place love them all

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