|How It Works:|
If your pet has a medical emergency that requires a veterinarian's attention after regular office hours, call the Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 228-392-7474 and explain your problem. A veterinarian and staff will be there during Hospital Hours. Your phone call will alert them to your pet's condition so that they may prepare in advance for your arrival. They will be seeing your pet in a facility especially designed for emergency and critical care. Please save any routine questions about vaccinations, elective surgery and other non-emergency matters for your regular veterinarian the next day. Phoning the Emergency Hospital with such questions will keep staff from efficiently treating presenting emergencies.
|Cost Of Services And Payment:|
There is an emergency visit charge in addition to any lab tests, x-rays, medicines, treatments, and surgical procedures. Fees are payable before you leave the clinic and, at times, before extensive surgery or treatment is rendered. The Veterinary Emergency Hospital accepts cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and personal checks with adequate identification. We are proud to announce we now are offering Care Credit to help with those unexpected emergencies. Please do not ask for any other type of credit, no exceptions. The Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital is separate from your veterinarians practice, so it is not possible for your veterinarian to bill you for services rendered at the Emergency Hospital. Your cooperation will be expected.
If your pet is treated on an outpatient basis, you will possibly be referred to your regular veterinarian the following morning for continuing care. If you do not have a regular veterinarian, we will be glad to provide a list of practitioners that are convenient to you or continued you may continue care at our hospital.
We will be in contact with your veterinarian to provide them with all necessary information for the follow up care for your pet. All hospitalized animals that have a regular veterinarian must be transported to their regular veterinarian for continued care unless other arrangements have been made with the referring veterinarian.