Central Florida's 24-hour Emergency Care and Specialty Referral Center

What is an Emergency?

An emergency is an accident or sudden illness.  

Your regular veterinarian should treat an illness that does not have a sudden onset. Routine vaccinations, worming, neutering, etc. will not be performed at VHA’s Emergency Center.  

It is an emergency if you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet:  

  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Persistent cough
  • Persistent sneezing
  • Pale gums
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Straining to urinate
  • Abnormal nasal discharge
  • Labored breathing
  • Sudden, severe lameness
  • Convulsive seizure
  • Bitch in prolonged labor
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Bleeding
  • Injury
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hit by Car
  • Severe facial swelling and/or hives
 

 

If you notice any of these signs, call us at (863) 324-3340 immediately! We see emergencies 24 hours a day and all signs of emergencies should be treated accordingly. Do not wait for the condition to worsen.  

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The strength of VHA lies within our team members. They are the bricks and mortar of who we are and why we are here. We believe there is endless potential within each of us, and we empower our team members for individual success. We foster creativity, leadership, and personal growth and understand that this will promote a powerful sense of contribution and fulfillment. We empower our clients to be able to make the very best decisions for the care of their pets. Knowledge is power; belief in oneself is empowerment. 

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