www.vetemergency.net 706-850-9888  
Animal Emergency Hospital
The Animal Emergency Hospital is open weeknights, weekends, and holidays to provide around-the-clock emergency care:
Mon-Friday 6pm-8am
Saturday 8am-8am
Sunday 8am-8am
Payment must be made in full at time of service. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Care Credit. We do not bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to call us for information. However, we are here first and foremost to care for ill and injured pets, and may not always have the time it takes to answer your question immediately. Please be prepared to leave a message for someone to get back to you if necessary.

Q. I just found a dog/cat, or they just found me, and I don't know what to do with it. Can I bring it to you?

A. The best course of action, if you are not able to provide for the animal yourself, is for you to contact your local animal control. If they are not open, your local law enforcement agency (sheriff) should know how to proceed. Unfortunately, we are not able to track animals by their rabies tag number, and are not set up to house healthy animals. We do have the capability of scanning for microchips, and would be happy to help in that capacity. If the animal is injured, we do allow for "Good Samaritan" turnovers. Once you surrender the animal to us, you are no longer entitled to any information regarding that pet.

Q. I just found/my pet just found a baby bird/rabbit/squirrel/opossum.....What do I do with it?

A. DO NOT TOUCH IT. If it is too late for that, gently place it in a safe place away from your pets, and phone the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. They have a wildlife department that can help you. The phone number is 706-542-3221. Alternatively, you can phone your local animal control.

Q. I accidentally dropped my medication, and before I could pick it up, my dog ate it. What should I do?

A. Many human medications can be dangerous to pets, including some that we take routinely (Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, etc.). The best course of action is to act immediately. Phone us and we will direct you from there.

Q. My pet's face is suddenly swollen, but otherwise my pet seems O.K. ...can I give anything at home?

A. This problem needs to be addressed by a veterinarian. Contact us immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot advise drug doses over the phone since we do not have a working relationship with you and your pet (i.e. we are not familiar to your pets drug sensitivities, etc.). All medications, even antihistamines, have the potential to have adverse reactions in individuals, and should be administered with care.

Address: 2575 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606 | Phone: 706-850-9888

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