Emergency and Critical Care

Your Critical Care & Emergency Vet in Bend, OR

We partner with the Local Emergency Clinics For Your Emergency Needs

We do not leave animals unattended in our clinic overnight.  Any animal determined to need overnight monitoring will be transferred to Bend Animal Emergency and Specialty Center or The Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon.  Riverside Animal Hospital does see emergencies during clinic hours.  Appointments are not required but we do ask that if time permits, you call ahead to our clinic so we may prepare for your arrival.

What is an Emergency?

  • Difficulty breathing or open mouth breathing in a cat
  • Retching/Distended abdomen
  • Collapse/difficulty getting up or staggering
  • Pale gums
  • Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting that does not seem to be stopping or slowing down
  • Bleeding that does not stop for 5 to 10 minutes with direct pressure
  • Injury to the Eye
  • An animal that has been hit by a car
  • Trauma that has left an animal compromised in any way

Critical Care

The veterinarians and staff at Riverside Animal Hospital have training in most aspects of Companion Animal Medicine including critical care.  This includes, but is not limited to feeding tubes, blood transfusions, central lines, chest tube placement and maintenance, fluid therapy in the critical animal, advanced pain control techniques and oxygen therapy.