Emergency Vet

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Veterinary Terms
Emergency Vet

What is an Emergency Vet?

An emergency vet is a veterinary practitioner who provides care to pets in animal hospitals and emergency veterinary clinics. Unlike your regular veterinarian, who normally sees your pet for routine checkups or non-emergency medical care, an emergency vet is available for unexpected, critical veterinary care. Some emergency vets may specialize in a particular type of medical care, such as surgery, acute illness, or postoperative complications.

How an Emergency Vet Works

Emergency vet visits should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies and critical care for your pet. If you have an accident-only pet insurance plan, you will be reimbursed for emergency care related to accidents that result in physical injuries. Examples of accident-related injuries include fractures, cuts, burns, and other physical injuries. If you have accident-illness pet insurance, you have coverage for both physical and illness-related treatments. Examples of illness-related health issues include viral infection treatment, hip dysplasia, and viral infections.

Key Takeaways

  • Emergency vets work in animal hospitals or emergency veterinary clinics and provide care for critical, life-threatening emergencies your pet may experience.
  • Pet insurance can reimburse you for expensive ER visits.

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