We take emergency calls for most of the Reno-Sparks veterinary hospitals as well as many of the outlying veterinary hospitals. It is not uncommon for us to have patients from Winnemucca, Susanville and/or Truckee in the hospital.
Ultrasound allows us to view the internal architecture of the major organs, aids in the diagnosis of pancreatitis, intestinal foreign bodies, internal bleeding, Gall Bladder disease, cancer etc.
Telemetry allows us to continuously monitor multiple patients with an ECG when necessary. This allows us to diagnosis abnormal heart rhythms and closely monitor critical patients.
We have multiple machines to aid in the monitoring of our patients including: Pulse Oximeters, Blood Pressure Machines, ECG Monitors, Temperature Monitors, End Tital CO2 Monitors and Fluid Pumps.
We have a full range of Laboratory Equipment to test our patients blood and urine.
Dealing with money is the most difficult part of our jobs. We all became veterinarians to help animals but, because we are a business without any government funding all costs must be paid at the time of service. We do take all major credit cards, personal checks and cash. We also take the CareCredit credit card.
CareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. It works like a credit card but it has two advantages. It can only be used for healthcare services and you can get No Interest financing every time you use it. Simply pay your minimum monthly payment and pay off the entire balance by the end of your promotional period and you pay No Interest. If you need more time to pay for your procedure, you can take advantage of CareCredit's extended payment plans with low, fixed interest rates.
For more information and to apply for CareCredit please visit www.carecredit.com .
The cost to treat your pet is highly variable, depending on the severity of your pets illness. We will give you an estimate when you bring your pet in, but due to the nature of medicine it can be impossible to give an accurate estimate at that time. We will try and keep every client informed about the costs involved at all times.
We are a state of the art veterinary emergency clinic. Much of our equipment is the same that many human hospitals have. We are fully staffed with at least one veterinarian and multiple veterinary techicians at all times during our business hours. Even so the cost to treat a pet is far less than to treat a person and in many cases similar to the costs at a day time veterinary practice.
In many cases we do allow people to visit their pet. At times though this can cause more harm than good since some pets get excited when they see their owner and then can become depressed after their owner leaves. Please talk to the veterinarian treating your pet to discuss visitation.
While we would love to be a 24 hour facility the costs involved with equipping and staffing a 24 hour center would make the cost of care too high for many people to afford.
All follow up care should be done with your regular day time veterinarian. We fax the record of every patient to their regular veterinarian so that all the needed information is available to them.
Copies of radiographs and ultrasound images are generally given to the client on a CD. These studies can also be viewed at the Sound-Eklin Site by noon the day after radiographs have been taken. To view radiographs on the Sound-Eklin site you will need a WebCode that we can provide you with. The WebCode is generated by the X-Ray software and is unique for each case. Please call us to obtain that code.