Emergency

 

PET EMERGENCY? Call 410-535-9722

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The Allied Partners Veterinary Emergency Service (APVES) is a group-owned veterinary emergency service operating at the Mid-Atlantic Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH), taking pride in providing you and your pet with state-of-the-art emergency, critical, and intensive care medicine and surgery.

Emergencies and the unexpected happens. Stay calm, and report the specific problem when you call. You’ll receive immediate assistance and instructions for next steps.

If there’s a cause for concern, then there’s a reason to come in. We can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the condition of your pet, and relieve doubt for peace of mind.

With an in-house lab, fully equipped with high-quality diagnostic testing and imaging machines, APVES is able to provide a rapid turnaround of results for blood tests, digital radiology, and ultrasound results. Critical patients are closely monitored with continuous EKGs, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry for efficiency of respiration (tissue oxygen saturation) measurement, and other advanced procedures.

Allied Partners Veterinary Emergency Service is fully equipped to perform:

  • Intravenous (IV) Medications
  • Blood & Plasma Transfusion
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Oxygen Therapy & Oxygen Cages
  • Emergency Surgery

Allied Partners Veterinary Emergency Service Hours:

  • Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Monday: 6PM - 8AM
  • Tuesday: 6PM - 8AM
  • Wednesday: 6PM - 8AM
  • Thursday: 6PM - 8AM
  • Friday: 6PM -8AM
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Someone is standing by 24/7. Don’t hesitate to call if you think your pet is in distress.

Dog in surgery

It may not look like an emergency right away, but your pet is counting on you to do the right thing quickly. Here are a few things to look for and be aware of:

  • Lacerations
  • Bite Wounds
  • Poison Ingestion / Poison Control (ASPCA)
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Birthing Difficulties/Prolonged Labor
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Blunt Trauma
  • Snake Bites
  • Seizures
  • Foreign Object Ingestion

Where should you take your pet in case of an emergency?

Your veterinarian’s first choice for emergency services, of course. Give us a call.410-535-9722


Contact Us


Our emergency practice operates under a standard fee that covers the cost of the doctor’s initial examination and consultation - one of the most affordable in the area. If you have any questions regarding our emergency fees or services, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Someone from our team is always available to help. We’re open around-the-clock, 24 hours from Friday to Monday; on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, we’re open after hours for emergencies, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am.

IMPORTANT COVID 19 MESSAGE

During this COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our clients, patients & staff is our number one priority. Here are some additional precautions we are taking to minimize exposure. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, thank you for your cooperation.

FOR CLIENTS SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

  • Existing Appointments: We kindly ask that you call to reschedule (410-414-8250).
  • Medical Emergencies: We kindly ask that you either arrange for a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to our hospital. If this is not possible, please remain in your vehicle and call our front desk upon arrival (410-414-8250).  A staff member will come retrieve your pet and collect all necessary information.

FOR HEALTHY CLIENTS WITH AN EXISTING APPOINTMENT OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY

  • Only one client per pet will be permitted inside our lobby and exam rooms at any given time. Please leave children at home.
  • Depending on the volume of clients in our lobby, you may be asked to return to your vehicle while your pet is waiting to be seen.
  • A staff member will direct you to either the waiting room or an exam room, please remain there. A staff member will be with you shortly.
  • Please practice “Social Distancing”. This includes appropriate hand washing, no hand shakes, and maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Clients will not be permitted in any treatment areas, including Rehab.
  • We will be limiting the amount of traffic at our front desk. You may be asked to schedule future appointments and make additional payments over the phone.
  • We will continue to allow clients to remain in exam rooms during end-of-life situations.
  • If you do not wish to enter our building or are unsure what to do, please call for instructions from a staff member (410-414-8250).

FOR HOSPITALIZED PETS

  • No personal items can be left with hospitalized pets. This includes leashes, collars/harnesses, toys, blankets, crates etc.
  • Our visiting hours have been suspended. You will continue to receive daily updates from our doctors and staff, and may call at any time for an update.

HOURS OF OPERATION
MASH: 8am-6pm Monday – Friday

EMERGENCY:
6pm-8am Monday – Friday
24 hrs Saturday & Sunday

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE PRINT AND FILL OUR  CLIENT REGISTRATION FORM!
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