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www.harfordsheart.com
by allison mueller, practice manager, harford
emergency & referral veterinary services
You and your pet have a great relationship with
your veterinarian, who you visit a couple of
times a year, for routine checkups and vaccinations.
Maybe you visit more often if your pet has a
chronic medical condition. You and your pet are
familiar with the clinic and the staff. But do you
know what to do if your pet is in distress and
needs care in the evening or on the weekend?
Harford Emergency and Referral Veterinary
Services (HERVS) was established by a group
of local veterinarians in 1988 to provide
emergency medical, surgical and critical care
for sick pets in Harford County. Now owned
and operated by Dr. Wendy Snyder (since
1998), the practice has expanded it service to
24 hour care and we see patients not only from
Harford County but from Cecil and Baltimore
County as well as Pennsylvania. The practice
includes 4 full time doctors and a staff of nearly
25 registered veterinary technicians, veterinary
assistants and receptionists all dedicated to
providing a "home away from home" for
patients. It takes a special person to immediately
establish rapport with the patient and client,
triage the emergency, assess the medical needs
and provide urgent care.
If your animal is experiencing any of the following
problems, please contact your regular veterinarian
or
HERVS immediately.
Difficulty breathing
Major trauma falls, hit-by-cars,
large wounds, broken bones
Penetrating wounds anywhere
(but especially in the chest or abdomen)
Seizure activity
Staggering, stumbling, head-tilted,
sudden blindness
Lameness or non-weight bearing on
any limb
Ingestion of poison or foreign material
Inflammation, swelling or other irritation
to the eye(s)
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SERVICES:
Self-Service Dog Wash, Grooming
and all Levels of Training Classes. Go to
www.4pawsspaonline.com for a complete list of
classes and events.
121-A Industry Lane, Forest Hill
M-F 9am-8pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
410.420.2311 www.4pawsspaonline.com
410.420.2311 www.4pawsspaonline.com
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