Emergency Care During Office Hours
Country Place Veterinary Clinic provides emergency care services during office hours to pet owners in St. Martinville, Parks, Breaux Bridge,Youngsville, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.
You can be assured that your pet’s emergency will receive a prompt response from our staff. These cases are taken to one of our examination rooms where we will work to achieve a stable condition while diagnosing your pet’s injury or illness.
We are able to provide critical care for emergency patients, including monitoring of vital signs, during our regular office hours. However, if a patient requires continuous monitoring overnight, he or she will have to be transferred to an emergency animal clinic.
When should you seek emergency care for your pet? The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute abdominal swelling
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
- Sudden onset of weakness
- High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
- Unable to urinate or defecate
In the event of an emergency during office hours, please call (337) 394-6296 before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Should you have an emergency outside of our regular office hours, or if your pet has had an emergency and requires overnight monitoring, we use the services of Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic (337) 989-0992, or LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (225) 578-9900.