Patient-centered emergency care in Ann Arbor, MI.
We hope your pet does not experience an emergency, but if they do we at EVH are here to provide you and your pet with patient-centered, cutting edge, compassionate care 24 hrs a day.
Emergency Veterinary Hospital is more than just an emergency clinic. We not only provide emergency services to stabilize your pet but by being open 24 hrs a day we can provide critical care needs as well for our patients.
Emergency care is typically defined as the initial assessment, diagnostics performed, and treatment initiated to stabilize a patient. Examples would be a patient that has suffered significant trauma or is experiencing a life-threatening exacerbation of a chronic condition. Or perhaps a patient that ingests a toxin. They need to be assessed, have their conditions identified, and then treatment initiated to stabilize them. The emergency portion of their care occurs in the first 12-24 hrs. However, some patients require longer hospitalizations even after they are out of immediate danger and this is the critical care portion.
Critical Care requires intensive monitoring and careful tweaking of medications, dosing, etc in order to help our patients improve their situation and give them the best chance of surviving their illness or condition. This intensive monitoring takes not only expertise but also compassion and this fusion of family-style medicine meets critical care medicine is where our staff really shine.
We work closely with you to keep you informed of your pet’s condition, adjustments to their treatment plan, etc so that you can be a part of their care. We also work closely with your regular veterinarian to endure continuity of care.
We perform a variety of surgeries at EVH, including:
- Laceration repair and open wound management
- Exploratory laparotomy (abdominal explore to remove foreign objects, obtain biopsies, repair perforations, etc)
- Splenectomy (removal of a diseased or ruptured spleen)
- Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones or bladder repair after traumatic rupture)
- Limb or tail amputation
- Mass removal* (if it ruptures or lack of removal would be detrimental to the patient’s health)
- Thoracotomy* (opening the chest cavity to explore for foreign material, damage to a lung lobe, etc)
- PU* (perineourethrostomy)
- And many more!
*Please call ahead to inquire about these procedures as only certain veterinarians perform them
We strive at EVH to provide the best medical care we can to all of our patients while working within the financial means of our clients. Each patient has unique circumstances and therefore once a surgical patient is evaluated a detailed treatment plan and estimate is created that is tailored to each patient. This means that the cost for each procedure is also tailored to each patient and therefore it can be difficult to estimate pricing beforehand.
Radiology is a crucial part of any diagnostic workup as it lets us look inside the body and helps to best guide our treatment plan. At EVH we provide superb radiology services 24 hrs a day – from digital x-ray to our new digital ultrasound, and our state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner. Once your pet’s case is reviewed by a veterinarian we can determine which imaging might be most beneficial to help us further diagnose and treat your pet. At EVH we like to go over these images with you so that we can describe their condition better and then come up with a treatment plan that best fits their needs.
All of our radiology services are also available on an outpatient basis. With outpatient imaging, you would not speak with a veterinarian at EVH, but instead, the images would be emailed to your regular veterinarian for review and they would then come up with a treatment plan for your pet. This service is only offered by a referral from your regular veterinarian and the veterinarian’s office would need to call ahead and discuss this with our staff.
Digital HD-DR X-Ray System
In 2016 we upgraded our digital radiography system to the latest HD technology. This system allows us to zoom in on an image without it becoming pixelated which then could blur an image. Having a clear image even when magnified is important when we are looking for small changes in the bones or soft tissues, particularly in our small exotic patients. Our images are stored in a cloud system so they can be emailed to your personal email for your records, your regular veterinarian for further review, or even to a specialist for continued care.
When we updated our digital x-ray system we also upgrade to a digital ultrasound. This machine provides us with beautiful images that are then sent directly to our cloud system as well and can be emailed to you, your regular veterinarian, or a specialist for review. Often times we can obtain the images we need without disturbing your pet’s wonderful hair coat, but occasionally we may need to shave the fur to get the best image so be sure to let the staff know if you do not want this performed.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
We feel very blessed to have a Cone Beam Ct scanner at EVH – especially considering it is one of ~12 in the country. This is the latest technology in CT imaging and allows us to obtain images in as little as 18 seconds. A 3-D cone of radiation makes one revolution around the patient and immediately displays a 3-D reconstruction of the area that can then be sliced into various width slices to better evaluate internal structures. Short scan times mean shorter anesthesia times which allows us to obtain images on patients who cannot undergo lengthy anesthetic procedures.
EVH is the only 24-hr emergency clinic in the Ann Arbor area that will see and treat exotic species. We see a variety of exotic pets including rodents (rabbits, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, mice, guinea pigs), birds (parrots, ducks, chickens, etc), reptiles (turtles, snakes, lizards), etc. As a policy, we will not see venomous snakes and non-human primates.
Common Conditions we treat in exotic species:
- GI stasis
- Respiratory infections
- Vestibular syndrome
- Infectious diseases
- Trauma patients or wound repair
At EVH we understand that exotic species can stress easily and that this stress can be detrimental to their health. We have implemented different techniques to ensure that their stay with us is as stress-free as possible – including a designated ward just for exotic patients. This glass-enclosed area allows us to see them without them hearing the hustle and bustle of an ER clinic.
We’ll be here when you need us most.
Our independent, locally-owned hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with veterinarians, licensed technicians, and veterinary assistants, all specially trained to handle emergency care for pets, and dedicated to providing compassionate care for animals and their owners.
5245 Jackson Road, Suite E
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Specialty Services: By Appointment
Have a question?
Our team will get back to you as quickly as possible! If you're having an emergency, please call us directly at 734-369-6446.