Here are our tips for addressing animal emergencies.
Step 1: Remain Calm. Do not attempt home remedies.
Step 2: Call ASECB at (321) 725-5365 to tell the staff about your emergency. Important first aid procedures may be needed before you leave for the hospital and the call alerts us to be ready for your arrival.
Step 3: Be careful. When injured, even a loving, gentle pet may bite. If in doubt, tie a soft muzzle (cloth or nylons) around the mouth and secure behind the head.
Step 4: Please make sure dog(s) have leashes and cats are in a carrier.
Step 5: Drive carefully to ASECB. We are located on the SW corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Croton Road in Melbourne. Unload your pet in the covered portico emergency entrance. Assistance is available if needed.
If you have any questions about addressing animal emergencies, please call us at 321-725-5365.
What to Bring on Your First Visit
If you are a client (or we are seeing your pet for the first time), please bring:
- a completed New Patient Form
- If applicable, a completed Referral Form from your primary care veterinarian containing a summary of your pet’s condition
- a copy of current laboratory reports or blood work
- a copy of any biopsy reports
- a copy of radiographs/ultrasounds
- a list of all medication that you are currently giving your pet
- a list of current and previous major health problems
- any pertinent information from your current veterinarian, or any previous veterinarian that your pet has seen, that is relevant to the current problem
Please note: don’t be concerned if you do not have all the above information available upon arrival; we can gather it at the earliest convenience.
If diagnostic testing or surgery (including endoscopy or ultrasound) is a consideration, food should be withheld after 9:00 p.m. on the evening prior to your scheduled appointment.