Strokes, vision problems, arthritis and other conditions don't just affect people. Pets also develop serious health problems that change their lives. Fortunately, you can help your handicapped pet ...View Article
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To be prepared, please add 207-885-1290 to your cell and home phone directories. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency care.
The Maine Veterinary Medical Center is both specialty referral hospital and emergency hospital. We provide 24-hour emergency care and serve all pet owners directly, without needing a referral. Our goal is to stabilize, diagnose and treat your pet’s emergency needs.
We treat the most critically ill or seriously injured patients first. This is called “triage.” Upon arrival at the MVMC all pets are triaged by our experienced medical staff.
The MVMC emergency doctors work in cooperation with your primary veterinarian. Although the MVMC can play an important part in your pet’s health care, your relationship with your primary veterinarian has the greatest impact on maintaining a happy and healthy life for your pet.
To ensure continuity of care your primary veterinarian will be called the next morning by an emergency doctor. Your veterinarian will be faxed your pet’s medical report and recommendations by the next business day. Upon discharge from MVMC, you will be provided with a discharge letter, medications if needed and recommendations for you or your veterinarian’s follow-up care. Suture removal and rechecks can be scheduled with your primary veterinarian. Our Emergency Department staff is available 24 hours a day for questions and concerns about your pet’s health.
If your pet is transferred from our Emergency Department to one of our specialists (after your consent and your veterinarian’s recommendation), you will be contacted to begin the referral process and most importantly to discuss the plan for your pet’s treatment and recovery.
Your primary veterinarian can also transfer a sick pet to us for over-night critical care needs. Your primary veterinarian will be kept informed of your pet’s progress and care.