New Hours

Animal Emergency Hospital (AEH) has been honored to serve our community, providing 24/7 care for pets in need, for over ten years.

While we will continue to operate and provide care for pets in need, AEH is in a transition period. The nationwide labor shortage has hit the veterinary industry hard and we are struggling to hire enough staff to maintain 24/7 hours of operation.

To ensure that we maintain the quality of care you have come to expect from us, we are transitioning to a veterinary urgent care facility with hours of operation from 8am-8pm Friday through Monday, effective immediately.

We humbly thank you for the trust you have put in us to care for your family members over the years and we hope that you will continue to trust us with their care as we find a path forward in this difficult time. If you would like to read any news, information, and helpful tips from our team, please be sure to check out our blog.

Don’t know what would happen to your furry friend in an emergency? Follow these steps to ensure their safety if a disaster happens to strike.

 

#1: Have your pet’s essentials ready

Keep a pet emergency travel kit ready in case you have to leave quickly. This kit should be a waterproof container and include five days’ worth of your pet’s food, water, and daily medications. Check your kit monthly to ensure supplies do not expire. Your kit also should include:

  • Bowls
  • Vaccine records
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Clear photos of you with your pet
  • Pet first aid kit
  • Familiar pet blanket or toys
  • Extra leash and collar

 

Label your pet’s carrier, crate, or seat belt and keep it nearby so you can transport your pet quickly and safely.

 

#2: Know where you can take your pet

Never leave your pet behind during an evacuation. If the environment is unsafe for you, it is dangerous for your pet. Make a list of pet-friendly shelter options in advance, and keep it with your pet emergency kit. Some pet-friendly lodging requires proof of vaccinations, so always keep your pet up to date. Some possibilities include:

  • Boarding facilities — This is a convenient option, but they may be overcrowded or closed during an emergency.
  • Personal contacts — Out-of-town family or friends may be able to house your pet or provide permanent care. Discuss this possibility in advance.
  • Pet-friendly hotels — Find options nearby or along your evacuation route.
  • Local humane societies — They may have a disaster plan and a task force for sheltering pets during natural emergencies.

 

#3: Ensure your pet is always wearing current identification

In an emergency, your pet may be separated from you or run away out of fear. Accurate identification is the best chance for them to be returned. Your pet should have: 

  • A collar or harness — Ensure the fit is secure, meaning there is space for only two fingers between your pet and the material. Loose-fitting hardware can slip off or become caught. 
  • ID tags — Check tags regularly for wear. They should be current and legible and include rabies vaccination information.
  • Microchip — Have your pet microchipped, or ensure their current chip is functioning and registered in your name. If the chip is not registered or the information is not current, it could be worthless.

 

Contact us if your pet needs emergency care, and make a pet disaster plan today.