Animal Emergency Clinic Services

 

When You Arrive

One of our client service representatives will greet you and ask questions to determine whether your pet should be seen immediately. If so, your pet will be taken to the treatment area to be evaluated by a doctor while you are asked to complete an admissions form. This form is required of all clients so that we can get important information on your pet's medical problems and previous history. If your pet is stable, when it is your turn to be seen you and your pet will be escorted to an exam room and a technician will take vital signs and a history. The doctor will then perform an examination.

Critical Patients Seen First

As a triage facility where we do not take appointments, most patients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis. If animals arrive with life-threatening injuries or medical problems, they are always seen immediately. This can result in an unavoidable wait for non-critical animals. Your patience as we attend to each and every pet is greatly appreciated.

Cost of Treatment

After speaking with you, the doctor will provide an estimate of the cost of your pet's care and ask for your written authorization. A deposit of at least 50 percent will be taken at the front desk before testing and treatment begin. If a change in your pet's condition warrants a change in treatment, you will be notified as soon as possible. We will discuss your pet's changing medical status and its effect on your estimate. It is not always possible to telephone for approval before initiating treatment changes.

What if My Pet Needs Follow-up Care when the Clinic Closes?

All pets must be picked up weekday mornings prior to 8:00 a.m. when the clinic closes. If your pet needs further treatment or monitoring, arrangements must be made to transfer it to your regular veterinarian or to a specialty/referral practice. You will be given copies of the pet's records, including x-rays. A complete copy of the record, including blood work, will be faxed to your regular veterinarian.

Payment Options

To control our costs, we require payment when services are provided. We accept:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Mastercard
  • VISA
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • CareCredit

For people who need to arrange a payment plan, the Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine accepts CareCredit. To find out more about this financing opportunity, call the Clinic at 777-1110. Apply for CareCredit yourself and you will receive a decision in seconds! Simply fill out and submit the application, and wait online for your decision to appear. Once you receive the decision, print out your response and present it, along with two forms of identification, to the clinic.

Other Resources

There are a number of nonprofit organizations established to help people who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care. The Senior Dogs Project has compiled a list of many of these organizations.