The following steps will guide you through the thought process in determining whether or not your pet is needing professional attention immediately and who to contact after Herrmann Veterinary Clinic business hours.
1. Is it really an emergency? Is your pet truly suffering or is its life in danger? If it is or you are genuinely unsure, go ahead and call us. If it is after business hours you will hear instructions and phone number(s) to call for emergency help.
2. There are several emergency service clinics available. Call requesting service first. The veterinarian will be able to give you advice on whether or not a visit to the hospital is required and when to come. See below for emergency clinic information.
3. Make sure you provide the correct phone number for the veterinarian to call back. Try and avoid using that phone until the veterinarian returns the call. Make sure you know the details about the problem. What’s wrong, when did it start and has it worsened? If you are not the owner, where can they be contacted?
Emergencies to call immediately about are:
If your pet has a major problem or injury, be prepared to have to make some urgent decisions. The veterinarian will often discuss a number of treatment options. If the condition is life threatening, then you will not be able to spend a long time making up your mind about what needs to be done. You will need to think about expected quality of life, how much you are prepared to let your pet go through and how much you want to spend.
Small Animal Emergencies
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
In case of an equine emergency please call Herrmann Veterinary Clinic at 317.313.8760 and listen to the instructions on the voice mail. As instructed, leave a message and someone will return your call. Be sure to include your phone number, and then refrain from using that phone until a veterinarian returns your call.
Map to Emergency Facilities
Map out your trip to the emergency clinic.