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Frequently Asked Emergency Medicine Questions

Can I visit my pet in the hospital?
Yes, though the visiting hours vary by each location. Contact your local CVS or ask the receptionist when your pet is admitted. Visiting appointments are encouraged to reduce your wait time.

How will my veterinarian know what happened with my pet at CVS?
The doctors and staff at CVS will handle the communication with your veterinarian about your pet’s treatment with CVS. This is done via phone and fax.

I was seen on an emergency basis. Can I bring my pet back here for the follow up?
We are a referral hospital and 24 hour emergency facility that works in conjunction with your primary care veterinarian. Follow-up visits to emergency visits would be directed to your regular veterinarian.

If my pet has an emergency, what do I do?
Ideally, if there is time, call ahead so we can be prepared for your arrival. If there is no time, no call  is necessary. Please just drive safely!

What happens if my pet comes in for an emergency and needs to be seen by one of your Specialists?
If your pet comes in through Emergency overnight and needs to be seen by one of our Specialty doctors, they will be transferred to the Specialty service here at CVS the following morning, and the Specialist will contact you following their exam of your pet.