As a pet owner or animal lover, in all honesty, you’d probably prefer never having to visit us at all. That would mean that your pet was completely healthy and you were perfectly content seeing your family veterinarian for regularly scheduled appointments. And you know what? We’d be happy about that too because we’re pet owners and animal lovers as well. If your pet is seriously injured or ill, contact us as soon as possible.
During our normal office hours a member of our medical staff will help you assess the situation and determine the seriousness of your pet’s condition.
Our veterinarians are available on an on-call basis for after-hour emergencies Sunday through Thursday from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. To reach the doctor on-call, please call our main office number (937-667-8489) during the hours previously mentioned and press “1” when prompted. Your call will be automatically connected. If you do not initially reach the on-call doctor, please leave a message on their mobile phone and they will return your call as soon as possible. They may already be working with another patient in distress. If your call is not returned within 10 minutes, please contact the Dayton Emergency Veterinary Clinic at the number below.
After Hours Contacts
Outside of our emergency hours, if your pet is seriously injured or ill, please contact one of Dayton’s two emergency hospitals:
Outside of our normal office hours, if you suspect that your pet may have ingested a toxic substance, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.
Consultation and emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note that the center charges a $55 consultation fee, payable by credit card.
Restraining/Muzzling an Injured Pet
Make a large loop in the fabric/material and place loop over muzzle
Tighten the loop and cross the ends underneath the muzzle
Bring the ends behind the ears and tie snuggly
Transporting an Injured Pet
Small dogs and cats can be transported in a large box, pet carrier or wrapped in a blanket. Large dogs with possible back or head injury can be transported on a large piece of plywood or heavy cardboard. Duct tape is used to secure the dog to the board at the shoulders and in front of the hips.