A Guide to Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Be Ready for a Veterinary Emergency

Almost every pet will experience a veterinary emergency in their lifetime. These range from a sudden illness, to an injury, to more critical situations like poisoning or an animal attack. In these scenarios, the scene can be scary and confusing for you and your pet. You may wonder what to do, and how you can help until getting your pet to a hospital.

This OVRS Emergency Guide gives you the basics of what constitutes an emergency and what to expect, including the steps to take should you need to act quickly.


All Your Questions About Pet Emergencies Answered

Animal HospitalWhen you have a pet emergency, no doubt there are many questions racing through your head. You might think to ask them, but your mind is generally preoccupied with the task at hand:  getting your pet better.

Oakland Veterinary Referral Hospital thought it might be nice to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about pet emergencies for you before you ever need to know them.

In the heat of the moment

No matter what kind of emergency you are having, things can get a little harried in the midst of it. Keep your cool by remembering the following: Continue…

Pet Emergency Capabilities: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Veterinary medicine and human medicine used to be two very different sciences. Human doctors had access to all sorts of diagnostic tests, treatments, and supportive care while veterinarians were often left improvising and doing the best that they could. While veterinarians and physicians still face different challenges, veterinary medicine is changing at a rapid pace. Continue…

New Treatment Option Available at OVRS

cat and dogOakland Veterinary Referral Service is on a mission to stay on the cutting edge of technology and medicine when it comes to treating your pets.

That is why we are pleased to now offer extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) to our patients.  Want to better understand this new treatment option?  Continue…