Central Florida's 24-hour Emergency Care and Specialty Referral Center

What is an Emergency?

An emergency is an accident or sudden illness.  

Your regular veterinarian should treat an illness that does not have a sudden onset. Routine vaccinations, worming, neutering, etc. will not be performed at VHA’s Emergency Center.  

It is an emergency if you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet:  

  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Persistent cough
  • Persistent sneezing
  • Pale gums
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Straining to urinate
  • Abnormal nasal discharge
  • Labored breathing
  • Sudden, severe lameness
  • Convulsive seizure
  • Bitch in prolonged labor
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Bleeding
  • Injury
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hit by Car
  • Severe facial swelling and/or hives
 

 

If you notice any of these signs, call us at (863) 324-3340 immediately! We see emergencies 24 hours a day and all signs of emergencies should be treated accordingly. Do not wait for the condition to worsen.  

Teamwork

At VHA we are not only a team but a family. Our team is built on a fundamental trust that each of us is here for the right reasons. We understand that each team member is equally valuable, and we help others whenever needed. Strong teamwork leads to greater efficiency and productivity, resulting in a lean, mean, veterinary machine. By the way, our team always has fun! Through collaboration, mutual respect and open communication, our team creates an exceptional veterinary experience one client at a time. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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