Emergency Services

At Town and Country Animal Hospital we hope your pet remains happy and healthy.

However, if you are in need of emergency care for your pet, we are available during our regular business hours to care for your pet.

We offer:

  • a state-of-the art facility providing emergency care
  • a staff of experienced clinicians
  • specialty services for your companion animals

Our veterinarians and staff are skilled in

  • internal medicine
  • surgery
  • critical care
  • exotic pet emergencies

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary care to our patients in an atmosphere of compassion and excellence during our regular business hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Thursday, Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to Noon

After our regular office hours, we partner with Emergency Vets of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Pet First Aid Checklist

Emergency Information: This information is important to know before an emergency arises.  Always consult your veterinarian regarding the health and needs of your pet.

Please note that Town and Country Animal Hospital is a member of Emergency Vets – if your pet has an emergency after hours, please contact Emergency Vets.

Make a list of important phone numbers:

Keep a folder of your pet’s medical records:

  • List of current medications
  • Vaccination history
  • List of any major health problems or surgeries

TCAH Pet ID:

  • We offer pet ID cards at the hospital.
  • These laminated ID cards include your pet’s picture, vaccination information, allergies, TCAH contact information & Emergency Vets contact information.
  • These cards are great for your pets, especially if they like to travel with you.

Bandage Material:

  • Gauze: To wrap wounds. Always wrap a wound loosely to allow circulation to the area.
  • Nonstick bandages, towels, or strips of clean cloth: for protecting wounds and to help control bleeding.
  • Adhesive tape for bandages: for securing bandages.
  • NEVER use human bandages (i.e. Band-Aids®) or super glue on your pets!

Thermometer:

  • Make sure to use a rectal thermometer that can read greater than 102º.
  • Your pet’s temperature must be taken RECTALLY.
  • A normal temperature in dogs & cats range from 100º-102º.

Leash & Stretcher:

  • If your pet is mobile, a leash will be needed during transport to the hospital or Emergency Vets.
  • However, if your pet is immobile, a stretcher may be needed.
  • A large towel, box or board can be used as a stretcher to help transport your pet.

Hydrogen Peroxide 3%: to induce vomiting.

  • ALWAYS contact the veterinarian before inducing vomiting or treating your pet for possible poison ingestion, as vomiting is dangerous for some cases.

Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care.

  • First aid is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet’s life until he/she receives veterinary treatment.
  • If you feel that your pet may be choking; never put your hands in your pet’s mouth, your pet may accidentally bite you.

Call the veterinarian immediately for help or take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or Emergency Vets.

Source: www.avma.org

ASPCA Poison Control Center

1-888-426-4435

24 Hour Pet Poison Hotline

1-800-213-6680