Shawnee Animal Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Emergency Services

EmergencyWe know that emergencies never seem to occur during convenient hours of the day. A sudden illness or injury may need the attention of a veterinarian right away.

SAC believes that an important part of being your family's veterinarian is making sure you have access to care 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Our fully trained doctors and technicians are equipped to handle most emergency situations.

We make emergency and non-emergency large animal house calls 24/7, and also offer small animal house calls under certain circumstances.

SAC has a Large Animal Ambulatory Service that is available 24/7.

We do ask that you call prior to coming in, if possible, so that we can be prepared for your arrival or refer you to an emergency veterinary practice if your pet is suffering a particularly severe emergency.

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Emergency Referrals

If you have trouble getting through on our emergency helpline or feel that your emergency is of a critical nature, we refer our clients to the following emergency specialty practices:

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp St.
Columbus, OH 43210-4007
(614) 292-3551

Med Vet Columbus
300 East Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085-2300
(614) 846-5800

Med Vet Cincinnati
4779 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 561-0069

Capital Veterinary Referral Center
5230 Renner Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 870-0480

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When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting, diarrhea or bleeding
  • Symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snakebite
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

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