Our team at After Hour Animal Hospital provides a high level of veterinary care to the North Little Rock community. Our level of care is maintained by the state of the art diagnostic equipment and highly-trained staff used to treat your pet. Some of the services we provide include:
- Emergency Surgery
- Wound Repair
- Blood Transfusions
- Foreign Bodies
- Animal Bites
- Toxic Substances
- Anti-Venom for Snake Bites
- Albumin Transfusions
- Lipid Transfusions
- Other Emergencies
We use a variety of advanced techniques including ultrasound and other imaging methods, blood and urine analysis, electrocardiography and more to diagnose your pet.
- Household plants
- Rat poison
- Household cleansers
- Pool chemicals
- Human medications
- Pennies / foreign objects
- Excessive food/garbage
- Lilly Flowers (For cats only)
- Illicit Drugs
- Xylitol (sweetener)
- Paint Balls
If your pet comes into contact with any of these substances, please contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 800-213-6680 or the ASPCA Hotline at 800-548-2423 prior to coming to our hospital. Provide them with the substance your pet came into contact with and they will alert you to next steps for both you, your pet and our hospital.
- Excessive coughing or sneezing
- Difficulty breathing
- Changes in behavior, appetite, or stools
- Bumping into things, becoming disoriented
- Allergic reactions, including swelling, rashes, or itching
- Inability to urinate; straining to urinate
- Pregnancy/Delivery – more than 3-4 hours between delivering
- First time or multiple seizures lasting more than 3 minutes
- Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior
- Vomiting blood, passing blood in the stool or urine
- Diabetic animals refusing food
- Bite wounds
- Broken bones
- Distended abdomen
- Hit by car
- Excessive bleeding
- Eye injuries
- Inability to walk
- Trouble breathing
- Gagging or Choking
- Gunshot Wounds
Your dog or cat may need diagnostic care as part of their treatment. At After Hours Animal Hospital, we use advanced computerized radiology. Radiographs are also known as x-rays, and they are useful in diagnosing many conditions. X-rays help us to view many areas of your pet’s body, including their heart, lungs, and abdomen. They can help detect tumors, bone fractures, and stomach obstructions, to name a few problems.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that is used to see internal images of your pet’s body. It is non-invasive and pain-free, and it allows veterinary professionals to see your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound instead of radiation to see inside your pet’s body. It is useful in detecting and diagnosing common diseases and conditions, as well as evaluating your pet’s heart function.
Blood tests and emergency diagnostic tests can detect certain conditions, and sometimes fast treatment is needed for your pet. Our in-house laboratory services enable us to analyze blood tests and perform other emergency diagnostic tests on-site. This is incredibly helpful when time matters. Fast lab services help to ensure prompt diagnosis and a customized treatment plan for your dog or cat.
At After Hours Animal Hospital, we offer veterinary surgical services for your pet. Our experienced veterinary team has the skill and experience to provide the latest techniques in veterinary surgery. Our veterinary team takes every precaution to keep your pet safe and comfortable during their surgery. Some of our surgical protocol includes:
- Abdominal & Soft-Tissue Surgery
- Post-Surgical Care
Our staff’s knowledge and experience allow us to offer advanced exploratory surgeries.
Some of our soft tissue surgeries include:
- Splenectomy – to remove ruptured or diseased splenic tissue
- Liver Lobectomy – to remove diseased liver or liver masses
- Cystotomy – to remove bladder stones
- Intestinal Anastomosis – to remove diseased sections of small intestines
- Gastrotomy – to remove gastric foreign bodies
- Enterotomy – to remove intestinal foreign bodies
- Cesarean – to help birth babies
- Gastric Dilation (GDV) – to correct life-threatening gastric rotation
Nearly all pet owners worry about anesthesia in their pets. Although anesthesia can never be risk-free, most animals from a very young to senior pets can be anesthetized safely. And often, not performing a necessary anesthetic procedure can be more detrimental to your pet’s health than undergoing surgery. Modern ECG, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure equipment allow us to monitor your pet’s vital functions during surgery, which means the most accurate and safest possible administration of anesthesia for your pet.
After surgery, patients awaken in a state-of-the-art heated recovery area to keep them warm and comfortable. A technician is present during the entire recovery process to ensure the safety of your pet. We’ll discuss your pet’s condition and needs with you throughout the process as your concerns are a considerable portion of selecting the proper treatment option for your pet.
Hospitalization services involve admitting your pet to the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel and be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.
We utilize multimodal pain management to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed as they begin the healing process. Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial in maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians have taken a forward approach in applying multi-modal principles to sound pain management for all patients regardless of size, age, and species.