Ankeny Emergency Veterinary Services at Healing Paws
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle the urgent care your pet may need. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen. Time is often crucial when these procedures are performed. We will do our best to perform theses life saving procedures. Gastric Dilitation Volvulous (GDV) or twisted stomach can occur and if not corrected quickly will be fatal. Signs of a GDV include rapid abdominal distension, vomiting, recumbency, lethargy, and pale gums. Trauma is also a common emergency. Hit by car is the number one reason dogs come in for trauma related injuries. Surgery and supportive care are often times required.
In the event that we’re closed...
and you think you may have an emergency, we recommend:
Iowa Veterinary Referral Service (IVRS)
4631 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA