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Urgent Care

Milford, CT

Silver Sands Veterinary Comprehensive Urgent Care

Dr. DeForge is an ER and Urgent Care doctor providing urgent veterinary care for over 40 years. He is the Senior Urgent Care doctor in the Milford area.

Comprehensive Urgent Care

Avoid long waits at the local 24/7 ER

Affordable Comprehensive Urgent Care Same Day Appointments

  • ZIn Hospital Appointments
  • ZConcierge Appointments
  • ZDrop Off Appointments
Examples of Urgent Care and Minor Emergency problems we can treat:
    • 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
    • Lacerations
    • Ear hematomas
    • Possible slipped disc
    • Hip/shoulder/elbow luxations
    • Advanced flea allergy dermatitis with constant scratching and skin bleeding
    • Constipation
    • Non-life threatening intoxication
    • Broken and bleeding nail beds
    • Heatstroke in warm weather
    • Hypothermia in winter weather
    • Frostbite
    • Broken and bleeding nails

Life Threatening Emergencies

Life-threatening emergencies should always be directed to a 24/7 ER center. They are able to provide 24/7 monitoring, treatment, and nursing care.

  • Priority to Pain-Centered Emergency Patients
  • Expedited Visits
  • Coordination of Care with Specialists
  • Personalized Compassionate Care
Types of Life-Threatening Emergencies:
  • 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

Emergency Clinics

If SSV is not open, or your pet needs immediate life-saving care, Dr. DeForge recommends the following 24/7 emergency care centers.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal St, Stamford, CT 06902
Open 24/7

Shoreline VREC-VCA
895 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
Open 24/7

Norwalk VREC-VCA
123 West Cedar St, Norwalk, CT 06854
Open 24/7