No one ever wants to have to go to the emergency room, whether for a human or an animal. Last night we had to go.
When I got home my elderly wiener dog Gary had a terrible limp and was whimpering in severe pain. We checked his paw for glass or a splinter and his leg for a tender area, but couldn’t find a thing.
Being new to the 15 corridor area, our primary vet is still in Bay Park and we have never gone to an ER by our new house. On the Internet we relied.
The first place that popped up when we did a search was the Poway Animal Emergency Clinic. So off we went.
It turns out that Gary has a bulging or ruptured disk in his neck; I’ll get the full details after we visit our primary vet for radiology this afternoon.
But I am writing this post to tell you about the Poway Animal Emergency Clinic as it was a wonderful place and one I would recommend if you ever have a situation arise like we did.
They are located on Poway Road near Carriage Drive. The office is clean and the staff is friendly and attentive. They are opened from 5 p.m. through the night. Our vet communicated with Gary better than any other vet I’ve seen. She sat down on the floor with him and let him get comfortable with her before she began treating him. She spent the entire appointment sitting on the floor. Gary was very receptive to her because of it.
She took plenty of time with us explaining what was going on, our options, the costs associated with treatment and the next steps. The staff gave us an estimate of fees so we knew what to expect. The prices were very reasonable. When I called our primary vet this morning they had already received a full report from the ER clinic before 8 a.m.
I hope we don’t ever have to visit the animal ER again, but if we do I will trust the Poway Animal Emergency Clinic with my dogs’ care in a heartbeat … and you should too.