Trauma

Common Toxins
  • Human food
  • Plants
  • Rodenticides
  • Xylitol
  • Illicit drugs
Trauma
  • Hit by cars
  • Fractures
  • Cactus spines
  • Bite Wounds
  • Lacerations/Wounds
  • Neurologic injury
  • Snakebite wounds
  • Limping
  • Pain
Other Emergencies
  • Trouble breathing
  • Seizure
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Difficult Labor
  • Bleeding
  • Difficult urination
  • Collapse
  • Eye problems
  • Heatstroke
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
Critical Patients
Transfer Patients

Has your pet been bitten, stung, attacked, or injured? Animal Medical & Surgical center has the expertise, equipment, and experience to treat your pet for any trauma, big or small. Our priority is always on immediate pain management and stabilization of your pet and we will do everything we can to make your pet and you as comfortable as possible during these emergent times.

Hit By Cars

Vehicular trauma is an extremely common cause of trauma in pets. This type of trauma can have a multitude of factors including fractures, lacerations/wounds, “degloving” injuries, internal bleeding, and pulmonary hemorrhage/bruising. Your pet will undergo a full physical examination and appropriate diagnostics (including but not limited to digital x-rays, ultrasounds, bloodwork and cavity sample tests) to diagnose all possible injuries to allow appropriate treatment. At all times, your pet’s pain will be managed and your pet treated by tender, caring hands.

  

Fractures

Fractures or broken bones can occur for a multitude of reasons and in any age of pet. Our emergency team has the ability to diagnose, set fractures, and treat pain any time, day or night. In addition, our surgery team is available 24/7 for consultation for your pet at no extra charge to you. Animal Medical & Surgical Center is especially proud of our ability to surgically repair (often using minimally invasive and advanced techniques) a wide array of fractures and luxations.

  

Cactus Spines

Living in the Valley, we all know that our pets can occasionally get into trouble and put their noses where they shouldn’t! Cactus spines can be especially dangerous in and around the eyes and painful in any regard. Animal Medical & Surgical Center treats these cases with care and meticulousness to remove all spines or barbs and place your pet on appropriate pain medication and antibiotics when warranted.

Bite Wounds

Bite wounds can occur from wildlife roaming in the wild on your walks, all the way to your living room and a squabble over who gets the comfortable spot on the rug! Our emergency team has years of experience treating wounds in all shapes and sizes. We have advanced diagnostics (such as digital radiology, ultrasonography, and CT scan) to look for underlying or internal injuries. Wounds are often like ice-burgs in that you only see the “tip” on the surface. Most wounds require at minimum clipping and aseptically preparing the wounds as well as exploring them. Primary closure, drain placement, chronic wound management, or advanced surgical repair are all at our disposal at AMSC. In addition to a wide array of analgesic therapy, we also treat with adjunctive therapy including a Class 4 K-Laser (the most advanced of it’s kind) which reduces pain and speeds healing.

Lacerations/Wounds

Lacerations and wounds in pets can occur from a myriad of injuries or accidents. Our primary focus at Animal Medical & Surgical Center is on pain control and stabilization of your pet while the wound can be addressed. Our emergency doctors and surgeons are capable of a vast array of treatments for lacerations and wounds including primary closure, drain placements, grafting, skin flaps, chronic wound care, and other advanced repairs. Your pet’s pain, bleeding, and risk of infection will be managed and kept to a minimum from the moment you come in our doors. In addition to a wide array of analgesic therapy, we also treat with adjunctive therapy including a Class 4 K-Laser (the most advanced of it’s kind www.k-laser.com) which reduces pain and speeds healing.

Neurologic Trauma

Brain and spinal injuries are common occurrences in small animal pets. Appropriate early diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Animal Medical & Surgical Center has advanced tools including digital radiography, ultrasonography, and CT scans to help diagnose your pet during these traumatic situations. In addition, our emergency doctors are trained to manage these conditions and provide expert care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Snakebite Wounds

Rattlesnake bites are one of the most common and deadly envenomations in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Our ER doctors follow standardized protocols for treating which have an extremely high survival rate for this deadly condition. In addition to standard anti-venom products, we are also the exclusive provider in the area of a novel antivenin from SnakePharm (www.snakepharm.com) that uses the serum from snakes that eat other poisonous snakes. Antivenin can be expensive and this product is provided free of charge to those clients who cannot afford the standard antivenin product and initial tests have shown excellent efficacy. Time is of the essence in treatment and management of snakebites. If your pet appears to have been bitten (acute swelling, pain, punctures), please bring him or her to Animal Medical & Surgical Center right away!

  

Limping

When a pet is limping, it can break our hearts! Limping can occur for a myriad of reasons ranging from a simple cactus spine in the pad to sprains/strains, ligament tears, fractures, or even bone tumors. Our emergency service is trained to diagnose and manage all possible causes of lameness (in conjunction with your primary care veterinarian and/or our surgical team) to make your pet as comfortable as possible, as soon as possible.

Pain

Sometimes you can just tell that your pet is in pain. Whether it is crying out, walking strangely, or they just aren’t acting right, you know when they are uncomfortable. The emergency doctors always believe in aggressive treatment of pain and multi-modal analgesics including drugs, therapy laser, local therapies, and constant rate infusions. At Animal Medical & Surgical Center, pain management is our priority!