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1. Text CTVRC to (226)407-9573
2. Follow the text prompts to complete your registration
3. Wait to receive further instructions
A staff member will call you to communicate instead of sending text messages.
No. If more than one pets needs to be seen, please fill out the check-in form separately for each pet.
Reply "9" to cancel your check-in spot or call the hospital and let us know so we can remove your pet from our waiting queue.
Yes, you need a phone with internet capabilities. If you do not have one, call us when you schedule the appointment so we can make accommodations.
If you have not checked in online ahead of time, you can check in on arrival. We will have signs with instructions on how to check in. Depending on the condition of your pet, we will either have a technician triage them to see if they need to be seen right away or if they are stable we may ask you to return home to wait until it is your pet's turn to be seen.
Yes! Once we send you a text to head into the hospital please text us your ETA so the team can prepare for your arrival. Don't forget to text ARRIVED once you're in the parking lot. Please be aware that changes may arise because critical patients do take priority.
We understand it can be confusing when your pet is sick if they need to be rushed into the hospital or not, so we always encourage you to call us at the hospital and we are always happy to answer your questions.
We try to take patients in the order they are checked in but they are also triaged by a three tier system, with priority 1 patients always seen first. Once you check your pet in we will triage them based on the symptoms you've provided and contact you with an estimated wait time. If you believe your pet is experiencing a life-threatening situation, please call us immediately.
Priority 1: May survive if life-saving measures are applied. Examples: poisoning, collapse, bloat (GDV), actively seizures, allergic reactions, traffic accident, difficulty breathing, urinary tract blockage, and heat stroke.
Priority 2: Likely to survive if care is given within hours. Examples: closed fractures, diarrhea, actively vomiting, bowel obstruction, and urinary tract infections.
Priority 3: Non-life-threatening conditions. Examples: skin conditions, lameness, abscess, minor wounds, sore eyes/ears, and chronic diseases.
Please call ahead. Upon arrival, bring your pet to the front door immediately where a staff member will admit them. Complete the online check-in and registration process from your vehicle.
Just give us your best-approximated guess.
That's okay! It can be difficult to determine sometimes with babies, reptiles, birds, etc. Please fill this in with your best guess. We will confirm during the visit if possible.