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400 E Cross Avenue Tulare, CA 93274 View Location

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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The Tulare-Kings Veterinary Emergency Service was established and is supported by the majority of the veterinarians in this area. It is designed to provide the best possible medical and surgical emergency service for your pet.

The Tulare-Kings Veterinary Emergency Service is open when other veterinary hospitals are closed or your regular veterinarian is not available. It is the intention of the Service to specialize predominantly in the emergency treatment of sick and injured animals. If your pet has a fracture of one or more of his or her bones, the fracture is immobilized in a splint so that no further damage will occur to the fractured bones surrounding soft tissue and blood vessels. Your family veterinarian will then repair the fracture for your pet. The Emergency Clinic cannot engage in complete orthopedic (bone repair) work due to extended after-care and the long period of time involved in the very specialized surgery. A fracture is generally not life threatening, but the attending shock and pain is our primary concern.

The Tulare-Kings Veterinary Emergency Service is equipped with the latest and most modern equipment. One veterinarian is on duty at all hours with a veterinary assistant. The assistants at the Service are highly trained in all phases of emergency care.

What are our basic fees and what do they cover?

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Emergency Physical Examination
    The initial examination by the veterinary clinician and assistants will allow the doctor to decide on the best treatment, diagnosis, and prognosis for your pet.
  • Hospitalization Care
    Clean, comfortable hospitalization facilities are provided for your pet. Treatments, monitoring, and status re-evaluations are supervised by the doctor on duty.
  • Medications
    Intramuscular, intravenous, subcutaneous, oral, and tropical medicines can be used to treat your pet. Oxygen and fluid therapy (fluids administered through a vein) are often used. Among many of the drugs and medications available are those to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and fear, to treat and prevent infections, to control shock, and to deal with heart or respiratory failure.
  • Sedation
    Includes pain relieving medication, drugs to alleviate fear, and/or preoperative medication.
  • Anesthesia
    Various types of anesthetics are available. The doctor will choose that which is the safest for your pet. Some procedures may be completed with a local anesthetic which numbs pain; others require intravenous short-acting drugs, or gas anesthesia. Safe anesthesia is monitored by the doctor, staff, and cardiac equipment.
  • Surgery
    A wide range of surgical procedures are performed at the Service, i.e. thoracic surgery, gastric torsion repair, cesarean sections, removal of foreign bodies (bullets, bones, balls swallowed towels), repair of torn tendons and muscles. We also suture severe lacerations. The use of the Service’s equipment, instruments and the surgeon’s time and clinical expertise are all items that are included in this fee.
  • Radiographs
    This is the fee for the use of radiographic equipment, the assistant’s time to hold the pet and develop the x-rays and the veterinarian’s fee for interpreting the x-rays.
  • Laboratory Tests
    Up-to-date laboratory equipment provides evaluation of blood and urine samples when necessary. Many chemical test results are utilized to help the doctor make his/her diagnosis.

MEDICAL FEES

An emergency fee is charged at the time of the examination.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISCUSS THE EXTIMATED COST FOR EMERGENCY CARE FOR YOUR PET.

A deposit is required on all pets left for hospital care.

THE TULARE-KINGS VETERINARY EMERGENCY SERVICE IS NOT A PART OF ANY OTHER VERTERINARY FACILITY, SO PAYMENT FOR SERVICES UST BE MADE IN FULL AT THE TIME OF YOUR PET’S RELEASE. FEES MAY BE PAID BY CASH, CHECK, MASTERCARD, VISA, DISCOVER, OR AMERICAN EXPRESS.

AS AN EMERENCY CLINIC THAT DOES NOT PROVIDE CONTINUING SERVICE LIKE A REGULAR VETERINARY HOSPITAL, WE CANNOT PERMIT CHARGES ON ACCOUNT.

An itemized receipt of services rendered and fees charged will be provided upon release of your pet.

AFTERCARE

Upon the release of your pet, please consult your regular veterinarian for continued medical care. If you are in need of a veterinarian for follow-up medical care, please consult the map and name list posted in the reception room. No emergency staff or care are available on weekdays after 8:00 a.m. (except holidays).

After your pet returns home, please remember to follow the doctor’s instructions. Excess food or water given to your pet may bring about vomiting and diarrhea. If food and water may be given, wait at least 20 minutes before administering small portions.

Thank You!

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Please Note: Our address is 4240 W. Mineral King Ave. We are located ont eh frontage road on the north side of Hwy. 198

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