Emergency care describes treatment at either a veterinary hospital or veterinary clinic that offers emergency care. If your dog or cat has a severe accident or suffers from a serious health condition you will need to a pet hospital because your regular veterinary clinic will not have the personnel, tools or equipment necessary.
Emergency vet hospitals are designed for trauma cases. These facilities have X-ray machines, MRI scanner, ICU and surgical facilities. Emergency vet hospitals can treat just about anything but treatment comes with a cost. Treatment for serious accidents and illnesses can range from $1,000 to well over $10,000.