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EMERGENCY SERVICES


Call our office at 423-2000 if you feel you have an emergency.

During the regular business day, the receptionist will put you in contact with the technician or the doctor OR in the event that you have a life threatening situation, she will advise the staff of your estimated time of arrival at the office. 

If the office is closed, the answering machine will give you a phone number to call to reach the doctor on call. In most situations, including most holidays, you will be advised to call the ALL PET EMERGENCY CLINIC (APEC) AT (812) 422-3300.

***A MAP TO APEC IS INCLUDED BELOW.***

FROM THE WEST:  Lloyd Expressway to Main Street Exit. Down the exit ramp to the light. Take John Street, which is the right arm of the "Y" (left arm goes back onto the excpressway) and go to first stop sign at Heidelbach. APEC is at the corner of Heidelbach and John Street.

FROM THE NORTH: 1) Highway 41 South to the Lloyd Expressway, then west on the Lloyd. Take the first exit west of Highway 41 and proceed to the third traffic light which is Heidelbach. Turn left and proceed under the expressway to the road just on the other side which is John Street. APEC is at the corner of Heidelbach and John Street. 2) South on First Avenue to the Lloyd Expressway, then east to the Main Street Exit. At the traffic light, take John Street, which is the right arm of the "Y" (left arm goes back onto the expressway) and go to first stop sign at Heidelbach. APEC is at the corner of Heidelbach and John Street. 3) South on St. Joseph Avenue to the Lloyd Expressway, then proceed to APEC from the west (see above.)

FROM THE EAST: Lloyd Expressway East to Highway 41. Take the first exit west of Highway 41 and proceed to the third traffic light which is Heidelbach. Turn left and proceed under the expressway to the road just on the other side which is John Street. APEC is at the corner of Heidelbach and John Street.

104 S. Heidelbach
Evansville, IN

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APEC hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday   6 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Weekends    noon on Saturday through 8 a.m. on Monday

Holidays-- New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve afternoon, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve afternoon.


GENERAL FIRST AID COMMENTS:

1  PROTECT ATTENDANTS. Animals in emergency situations are often in pain and many humans caring for them get bitten. Animals that have "never bit before" will often do so when in pain or going into shock. Use towels or blankets or cloth muzzles (such as bathrobe ties) to control the animal and lessen the risk to care givers.

2. CONTROL BLEEDING. Direct pressure with a clean cloth is best.

3. VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.  Of these two symptoms, vomiting is often more serious. Take food away for 12 hours and water away for 4 hours. When you resume giving water, give ice chips and small quanities at first to make sure your pet can hold it down. If diarrhea is occuring along with this, nothing can be done at home until the vomiting stops. Once it does, diarrhea can often be managed through diet. Mixing your pet's food half and half with cottage cheese or cooked white rice often aides resolution of diarrhea. THE EXCEPTION TO THIS IS IN THE CASE OF PROFUSE VOMITING AND DIARRHEA, OFTEN WITH BLOOD, SEEN PREDOMINANTLY IN YOUNG PUPPIES. THIS OFTEN MEANS PARVO VIRUS AND THIS MUST BE TREATED BY THE VETERINARIAN QUICKLY AS THERE IS A HIGH DEATH RATE IN THESE CASES. 

4. DIFFICULT BREATHING (DYSPNEA). Nothing should be done at home. Your pet should be seen immediately.

5. OBVIOUS FRACTURES. Support fractured leg with a splint. A magazine rolled about the fractured leg and taped in place is good. Sticks and pieces of lumber work as well. Be sure to get the splint on snug but not tight.

6. SUSPECTED BACK OR NECK INJURIES  Support your pet on a firm back support such as a board, stretcher, etc. and transport flat to the veterinarian.

7. SUSPECTED BEES STINGS OR INSECT BITES  Apply cool compresses to the site (be careful as this might not be tolerated well by the patient) and contact your veterinarian. You may be advised to administer doses of antihistamine, or in extreme cases, you may need to see the veterinarian on emergency call if it is felt that the patient may have difficulty breathing or may be going into shock.

8. SUSPECTED SPRAIN, STRAIN, OR MUSCLE PULL  Again cool water compresses work well but may not be tolerated well by the pet. Absolutely confine and limit the pet's exercise until your pet can be seen by your veterinarian.

 



Animal Medical Services P.C.
2918 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-423-2000
Fax: 812-423-2645

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