Every pet that enters Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic (CEVC) for treatment receives an examination by an attending clinician. The Doctor will discuss your pet’s condition with you and help you decide on the best treatment plan for your family member.
CEVC has a large range of laboratory capabilities. Diagnostic blood, urine, or other bodily fluid samples can be collected and run at any hour using our sophisticated in-house laboratory equipment. In cases where results may not be needed immediately, or where specialized testing is required, samples will be sent to an outside diagnostic laboratory. Blood, urine, and fecal samples and most bodily fluids can be viewed in-hospital for rapid diagnosis.
Radiographs (commonly referred to as X-rays) are often used as a diagnostic tool. We have digital radiograph capabilities at both of our emergency hospitals. We burn a copy of your pet’s images on a DVD, so you can take those digital images with you to share with your primary care veterinarian and/or ancillary referral destination. We also have the ability to send digital images electronically and/or consult with board certified radiologists using telemedicine for extra imaging expertise.
CEVC Doctors have the capability to perform limited ultrasound imaging on an emergency basis. We utilize the ultrasound for Ultrasound Exam Confirmation techniques and Focussed Assessed Sonagraphy of the Trauma Patient (aka F.A.S.T. scans). In specific cases this can help to diagnose and drain pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), assist in safely obtaining samples of urine, abdominal fluid, or thoracic fluid, or even looking for masses. We utilize Cobb Veterinary Internal Medicine (CVIM) for diagnostic abdominal and thoracic ultrasound to include diagnostic echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart).
Should your pet need to stay with us for a short period, overnight, or over a weekend there are warm comfortable cages with pads to safely house your cat or dog of any size. Your pet is always visible to the critical care doctors and technicians. Cages are equipped with fluid pumps and oxygen outlets. All cages/ICU units can be modified to provide portable intensive monitoring devices and heat support. Specialized oxygen cages/ICU units are available and can be adjusted to provide oxygen and/or regulate temperature and humidity. Additionally, we have the ability to house exotic pets in and incubator to provide the same ambient modifications. We have designated and state-of-the-art isolation areas to include an upper respiratory disease isolation, infectious GI disease isolation, and middle isolation/psuedo-quarantine. These areas have strict hospital protocols to help contain contagious infectious disease and decrease cross contamination between patients.
If your pet needs a consultation or treatment by a specialist, we do our very best to coordinate with your primary care veterinarian to arrange a plan for further care. The fact that Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic is housed within the Cobb Veterinary Emergency Referral Center with several specialty practices is a great advantage to you and your pet. Specialty practices such as Animal Eye Specialist (AES), Veterinary Referral Surgical Practice (VRSP), Bush Veterinary Neurology Service (BVNS), RadioCat and Cobb Veterinary Internal Medicine (CVIM).
We also offer specialty consultations at our location in Woodstock, as the Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic is housed inside the Cherokee Veterinary Emergency Referral Center with practices such as Veterinary Referral Surgical Practice (VRSP), Bush Veterinary Neurology Service (BVNS), and on select Wednesdays of the month, the Animal Dermatology Clinic.