At Animal Emergency Medical Center, we understand that any type of visit to the emergency veterinarian can be extremely stressful for both you and your pet. Upon arrival, your pet will be immediately triaged, which means that a staff member may ask you a few quick questions and perform a quick exam to determine if there are any life-threatening issues that require immediate attention. If your pet is determined to have a critical problem or a critical issue is anticipated, the technician will ask you if they can take your pet back into the treatment area for immediate examination, assessment, and stabilization by our clinician. Once the clinician has stabilized your pet, you will be called into one of our examination rooms where the veterinarian will speak to you about your pets’ condition. Please keep in mind that depending on the nature of your pets’ emergency and the amount of critical cases in the hospital, this process may take up to 30 minutes. We understand that your time is valuable and we know how worried you are about your suffering pet. Animal Emergency Medical Center will do everything possible to make this stressful situation a more comfortable experience.