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If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call the Ina Road Animal Hospital as soon as possible 520-544-7700.
If you need more information about the unique dangers that pets can face in the desert, see our Desert Dangers page.
A staff member at Ina Road Animal Hospital will be able to give you directions (or see Getting Here section of web page) and briefly discuss your animal's situation. Unfortunately, we are unable to determine if it is an emergency over the phone and leave that decision up to you. If you feel it is an emergency, then it is an emergency. Please do not be upset with the staff at Ina when they cannot give you advice over the phone. It is impossible for us to determine an animal's condition without seeing the animal first and all staff members are instructed not to give medical advice over the phone as this would not be proper for both the well being of your friend and our reputation.
Pet owners should remain calm and call as soon as possible to obtain directions to our hospital and instructions for transporting the pet. Owners should not administer any medications prior to arrival unless the problem is associated with an ongoing diagnosed illness.
Once you bring your animal to the hospital, we will do a physical exam and inform you of the findings. A staff member will then let you know of any necessary diagnostics and treatments and the approximate costs associated with these in the form of a written estimate. There are times that the extent of the emergency necessitates immediate treatment and there are times that a portion of the diagnostics and treatments can wait until the future.
Please remember to bring any pertinent information, including records and medications that may help us in treating your animal.