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 furry or scaly 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 Live Oak Veterinary Hospital, 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 Live Oak Veterinary Hospital, 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 Live Oak Veterinary Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available. You can count on us!

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    • Beach WheelsBeach Wheels

      This is my 1st visit. Great service! They took excellent care of my cat. Well experienced and affordable! I will definitely be back!

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    • Betty PeelBetty Peel

      We LOVE Live Oak and Dr. Lloyd! I took our Welsh Terrier, Noki, to Live Oak a couple of years ago when she was having skin issues when we were at Atlantic Beach for the summer (referred by another Welsh owner) and we were so impressed by the attention and care received there. We live in FL 8 months of the year, but summer at Atlantic Beach and will be at there permanently in a few years; we have Dr. Lloyd (she's the BEST) as our regular vet now, coordinating Noki's checkups and wellness care with our trips to NC from FL. Highly recommend this practice!

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      Wonderful and compassionate vet. She really cares about the animals and their owners!

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      Such a great place. I brought my cat and felt that both of us were so well taken care of. They put a lot of thought and effort in their work and you can. Thanks for all the help guys!!

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      I board my dog at Live Oak and feel confident that he is well taken care if. He suffers from seizures and takes meds twice a day. I can rest knowing that the staff love him and treat him as one if their own. Everyone is thoughtful and friendly.

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