Veterinary Ambulance Service to WestVet
WestVet 24 Hour Animal Emergency & Specialty Center provides critical care transportation to our hospital from your family veterinarian. The transport vehicle, a modified ambulance fully equipped for veterinary care, ensures that critically ill or injured pets receive necessary medical treatment and monitoring during transfer to WestVet for ongoing or specialty care.
During transfer patients will be monitored and treated by an accompanying certified veterinary technician. Interior modifications enable us to secure pet carriers and provide veterinary stretchers and a gurney. In addition, we can provide oxygen therapy through direct mask, nasal, and chamber methods, IV fluid therapy and blood administration can be started and/or maintained, and a circulating warm air blanket (bair-hugger) is also available for hypothermic patients.
The WestVet veterinary ambulance transports critical patients from referring veterinary clinics. For example, post-operative cases or medically ill patients that require overnight monitoring and treatment may be safely transferred using this critical care transport service.
Critical care transportation services are offered Monday through Friday, 5 PM to 8 PM, based on availability. Referring veterinarians should contact WestVet at 208.375.1600 by 4 PM weekdays to schedule a transfer.
Fees for the transport service are based on the distance.
WestVet 24 hour Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is always open; no appointment is necessary for emergency veterinary care. Please come directly to our hospital.
We are located at 5019 N. Sawyer Ave. Garden City, ID 83714; you'll find us one block north of the Chinden/50th intersection in Garden City. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require additional directions or assistance: 208.375.1600.