Briarcliff Animal Clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Our team members are here day and night to bring you the very best in veterinary medicine. We have an Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian on duty at all times to see patients on a walk-in triage basis. We also have a staff of veterinarians who see patients by appointment only, 7 days a week.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If your pet is ever in need of urgent care, no need to call- just get here as soon as possible! If you are able to call ahead, it is often helpful for us to be prepared for your arrival.
When you arrive for Emergency Service, our receptionists will take your pet back to our hospital area for triage, and begin the check-in process with you. During triage, our technicians will measure your pet’s vital signs and a veterinarian will quickly determine whether your pet is critical enough to require immediate care, or if your pet is stable enough to wait with you until the veterinarian is ready to see you. Emergency service often receives several patients at a time, so our veterinarians must use this triage system to determine which patients should be seen first, second, and so on.
Once your pet has been triaged, our receptionists will help keep you as comfortable as possible, and keep you updated on approximate wait times. We will take you to an exam room as soon as possible, and the veterinarian will meet with you to discuss and develop a treatment plan for your pet.
After your veterinarian has examined your pet, we will provide a recommended treatment plan and estimated cost, and get your authorization before starting any treatment. If there is an emergency situation where seconds count, we will do our best to verbally communicate what we need to do and the estimated cost, and provide a written treatment plan as soon as possible.
OUR EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE VETERINARIANS
Dr. Clay Phillips
Overnight & Weekends:
Dr. Siomara Acevedo
Dr. Kimberly Reid
Dr. Sandy Higgins
URGENT CARE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
- Intensive Care
- In-House Diagnostic Laboratory
- Digital Radiology
- Oxygen Therapy
- Emergency Surgery
- Wound/Injury Care
- Overnight Observation
- Blood Transfusion
- Euthanasia Services