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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    • Kristina HollingsworthKristina Hollingsworth

      dr. is very good with animals and cares alot

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    • Betty P.Betty P.

      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... Read More

    • Trudy RiceTrudy Rice

      Many thanks to Dr. Lloyd and her staff for the special care that they gave to our precious cat, Louis when he was so sick . We will never forget their care and compassion. Thank you so much for being there for Louis.

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    • Catie DoddCatie Dodd

      Love the whole staff. Our dog actually has fun and looks forward to going! Super easy and quick about scheduling appointments. Love that they call to check in after major appointments.

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    • Rusty McArthurRusty McArthur

      Actually , FIVE stars just are not enough. Totally GREAT DR. and Staff !!
      The McArthurs, Buffy and Gunner Thanks for all !!!

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    • Lianne ReburnLianne Reburn

      We had a great experience here. The staff is compassionate, friendly and experienced. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients.

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    • Lottie LouiseLottie Louise

      Thank you so much to LOVH, you were so wonderful. My parents were traveling by boat from Florida to Morehead City, when their Chesapeake Retriever developed a bladder infection. The Vet got him in within 6hours, saw us the second we walked into the clinic. She was lovely, Blue is a nervous dog and he didn’t stop wagging his tail! The Vet gave us all the paperwork form his tests to give to their local vet when they returned home. Can’t recommend them enough! Thank you!

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