The Silver Sands Veterinary team is experienced in treating minor emergencies and promptly treating minor medical conditions before they become life-threatening. Walk-Ins are welcome!
Life-threatening emergencies should always be directed to a 24/7 ER Center.
Dr. DeForge and all other urgent care doctors at SSV will make referrals to specialty or 24/7 emergency care as indicated.
Examples of life-threatening 24/7 ER care problems are listed below. In these cases, you would be referred to one of the 24/7 ER centers below for monitoring and treatment around the clock with a critical list on staff and 24/7 ER nursing care.
Life-threatening 24/7 ER care
- Advanced heart problems – cardiopulmonary collapse or shock
- Stroke and other vascular accidents affecting the central nervous system
- Severe shortness of breath – advanced pulmonary pathology
- Poisonings that need 24/7 care after treatment
- Major life-threatening problems (i.e., spinal, vascular, gastrointestinal, or urinary problems)
- Severe wounds and compound/complex limb fractures
- Coughing up or vomiting blood and/or severe blood loss causing shock
- Auto accidents where critical care support is needed
Silver Sands Veterinary Urgent Care
Walk-Ins are welcome!
Examples of urgent care problems that can be treated at Silver Sands Veterinary are listed below! Please review our hours of operation for urgent care at SSV!
- Sudden lameness in any leg
- Ear infections and your LDVM is closed
- Biting at skin or paws with bleeding and your LDVM is closed
- Seizures that are not continuous
- Diarrhea and vomiting
- Severe cough that is not associated with advanced already diagnosed heart disease
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Painful urinary tract infections
- The male urinary-obstructed “blocked” cat
- Painful oral conditions
- Non-life threatening trauma of any type
- Eye ulcerations suspected-eye ulcerations are painful
- Any other trauma to the eye-again eye trauma is painful
- Cat and dog fights
- Ear hematomas
- Possible slipped disc
- Hip/shoulder/elbow luxations
- Advanced flea allergy dermatitis with constant scratching and skin bleeding
- Non-life threatening intoxications
- Broken and bleeding nail beds
- Heatstroke in warm weather
- Hypothermia in winter weather
- Broken and bleeding nails