SOURCE: Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin

Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin

October 04, 2011 07:00 ET

After-Hours Veterinarian at Austin Emergency Vet Clinic Provides 24-Hour Care for Referral Patients

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - The Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin announced that the veterinary clinic is working closely with local veterinarians for after-hours vet care and pet referrals. The emergency vet clinic accepts both walk-in patients and referral patients sent directly from family veterinary hospitals. Referral patients receive a reduced exam fee when they are admitted directly from the family veterinarian with referral documentation. The Austin emergency vet hospital is open at night from 6:00pm to 7:00am and provides 24-hour service on the weekends.

Dr. Scott I. Johnson, an emergency veterinarian and owner of Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin (EAHNWA), announced that the animal hospital is working closely with local Austin veterinary hospitals to provide after-hours care services for pets.

The vet clinic accepts referral patients sent directly from veterinary hospitals. These patients must be admitted with referral paperwork in order to receive a reduced exam fee. This paperwork includes test results and medical records. Referral patients are pets under the care of their regular veterinarian who require overnight treatments and supervision from a veterinarian.

"Our referral program allows our emergency vet clinic team to provide the critical after-hours care and treatment a pet needs," said Dr. Johnson. "By working closely with the family veterinarian, we make the transition as seamless as possible for both the owner and the pet. If a pet needs to be monitored overnight, our comfortable cages are a safe place for the pet to recover and heal."

Referral patients will receive a short diagnostic exam upon admittance to the hospital. The emergency veterinarian will check your cat or dogs symptoms and perform a brief physical.

EAHNWA also accepts walk-in patients; no appointment is needed. Patients are prioritized for treatment based on the seriousness of their condition.

"If a pet shows symptoms of illness and the pet owner can't reach their regular vet because it's late at night, we advise pet owners not to wait until the morning," said Dr. Johnson. "Dog or cat symptoms of illness may indicate a serious problem, and the sooner we can evaluate a pet's condition, the faster we can provide the life-saving care that pet may require."

Following the initial examination, the emergency veterinarian will discuss treatment options with pet owners and determine the best course of action. Partial payment is due up-front with full payment due upon release.

Services at the hospital include ultrasound, radiology, endoscopy, in-house lab work, oxygen therapy, monitoring, transfusion therapy and soft tissue emergency surgery.

The Emergency Animal Hospital of Austin is open at night from 6:00pm to 7:00am, Monday to Friday, and provides 24-hour service on the weekends.

EAHNWA has two locations. The North Austin location is located on North 183 and Oak Knoll, next to Dunkin Donuts. The South Austin location is at 4434 Frontier Trail, just off South Lamar Boulevard behind Cavanders Boots and Central Market South.

The North Austin location has 24-hour veterinarian support on Saturdays and Sundays while the South Austin location opens at 1:00pm on Saturdays and remains open for the entire weekend.

Pet owners who would like to learn more about the referral program may speak with their family veterinarians or visit EAHNWA's website, http://www.eahnwa.com.

Contact Information

  • Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin
    Austin, TX
    1-888-667-5235