On-Call 24 Hour Emergency Veterinarian Serving Marion & Surrounding Communities
Our on-call 24 hour Emergency Veterinarian in Marion & Carbondale is ready to provide your pet with the highest quality veterinary care. If you need an emergency veterinarian to assist your pet, please contact us now at (618) 529-2236, we are available 7 days per week, anytime, day or night.
Our emergency veterinarian understands that when your family pet is suffering, you want answers right away. You want to know what is causing your pet’s discomfort, and how to treat it as quickly as possible. However, it is very difficult to determine medical conditions, patient stability, and treatment options over the phone (without an examination). Because we can’t be certain what treatment your pet’s condition might require, it is also difficult to quote accurate fees over the phone (thank you for understanding). And please do give us a call before you come in if possible, so that our emergency vet can prepare for your visit. Our 24 hour emergency animal hospital is located in Carbondale and serves the surrounding communities such as Marion and Herrin.
Our Emergency Veterinarian is Available 24/7
In the event that your pet needs emergency care, for your convenience, Lakeside Veterinary Hospital’s Carbondale location is open 365 days per year! Our on-call 24 hour emergency veterinarian is here to help in any critical situation. Please take a look at the list below to determine what might be considered signs that your pet needs emergency care. To serve your pet’s needs to the best of our ability, we do not charge any extra fees for emergency care until after 7:00 pm.
The following are considered true emergencies that require immediate attention, until our emergency vet has had the opportunity to attain a proper evaluation:
- Trauma (hit by vehicle, falling, drowning, electrocution or burns)
- Active Bleeding
- Difficulty Breathing or Swallowing
- Severe Lethargy
- Sudden Collapse or Weakness
- Abdominal Distention or Bloating
- Pain or Discomfort
- Pale or Discolored Gums, Tongue or Skin
- Excessive Coughing
- Discharge from the Eyes, Nose or Genitals
- Discolored or Abnormal Urination
- Excessive Vocalizing, Whimpering or Howling
- Abnormal Body Temperature
- Surgical Complications
- Chewing or Removal of Sutures, Bandages, Splints or Drains
- Not Eating or Drinking
If you believe your pet is suffering from any of the above conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Immediate evaluation and treatment can mean the difference between life and death in many situations, and a prompt visit to our on-call 24 hour emergency veterinarian can ensure a positive outcome.
If you are concerned for any reason about your pet’s well-being, but it is not an emergency, please make an appointment to have your pet examined by one of our veterinarians. The sooner we can give your pet a thorough examination, the sooner we can offer treatment options. Often, when health problems go undiagnosed for too long, conditions can worsen. This can make treatment more difficult, and sometimes more expensive.
To keep your pet in the best possible condition, and prevent the occurrence of unnecessary illnesses, we suggest periodical exams and preventative healthcare. Early diagnosis of possible health concerns is the best way to ensure you and your beloved pet will spend many happy years together, and are less likely to encounter emergency situations.