Know Before You Go

At Partner Veterinary we believe in providing you with information to try to ease the stress during an unforeseen emergency with your pet. 

You can’t predict an emergency, but you can plan for one. Here are the 5 things you can do …

1. Pre-register Your Pets Online

Pre-registering with Partner Veterinary helps expedite the check-in process should an emergency strike. It’s easy, it’s free, and it will be one less thing for you to worry about if your pet is facing a medical emergency.

2. Keep Recent Bloodwork and Medical History On-Hand

Having a list of current medications, knowing your pet’s prior illnesses or injuries, and providing bloodwork taken within the last 3 months may provide important insight into your pet’s health. Ask your veterinarian for a copy of your pet’s medical record so that it’s easily accessible in case of an emergency. It could save precious time.

3. Call Before You Arrive

Emergencies can raise a lot of questions. Call us. We can help determine how urgent your pet’s needs are using our triage process. Knowing what to expect before you walk through our doors helps our team provide the appropriate level of care for your pet. We Can Help! 301-200-8185 for Frederick 804-206-9122 for Richmond.

4. Understand Your Financial Options 

Being financially prepared before emergencies strike is key. We recommend getting pre-approved for a financial option, such as CareCredit or Scratch Pay. Having an option arranged ahead of time gives you peace of mind in the event of an emergency.

5. Consider Pet Insurance 

Prior to any emergency, consider getting pet insurance. Having your pet insured can help alleviate some of the cost of emergencies and specialty care needs. Not sure where to begin? Here are a few options we like: Nationwide, Trupanion, and Embrace.