Pet ER- Who You Gonna Call?
Your pet’s emergency is a scary time for all involved. Save time and stress by bookmarking this contact information for area emergency services when City Paws Veterinary Clinic is closed. Our veterinarians are here for you and your patients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm and Saturday 8-12 pm.
In the event of an emergency, we recommend the following area hospitals:
Veterinary Specialty Services (VSS): VSS is a full-service, 24-hour emergency clinic in Ballwin at the corner of Manchester Road and 141. If your pet is stable enough for the drive, this is the most complete facility for your pet’s care. They have access to 24-hour ICU, surgery, x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, and a full host of veterinary specialists.
1021 Howard George Dr, Manchester, MO 63021
Animal Emergency Center: AEC is the geographically closest facility to City Paws, and offers standard emergency care and hospitalization.
9937 Big Bend Road Crestwood, Missouri 63122
Associated Veterinary Specialists: Associated Veterinary Specialists is another 24-hour emergency facility in Bridgeton, MO, in addition to offering specialty care services.
12462G Natural Bridge Road Bridgeton, MO 63044
Pet Loss Resources
Losing a pet is an incredibly difficult time. No matter what you are experiencing after the loss of your pet, you are not alone in your loss. Our veterinarians, technicians and support staff have all experienced the loss of a beloved pet, and we have compiled this list of resources we know and trust to help you. We’re also here to provide support in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help.
This is a list of resources we trust: books, online tools, support groups and hotlines to help you and your families get through the loss of your family member.
University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center: http://vhc.missouri.edu/pet-loss-support/
For meeting dates or information about support services, contact Francesca Tocco, MSW, at 573-823-9405 or CVMGriefSupport@missouri.edu.
Lap of Love General Resources: a nationwide database of pet loss support groups, distance therapy, books, articles and other resources
Pet Loss Hotline
Lap of Love Pet Loss Bereavement and Support Hotline 7 am -11 pm EST 7 days a week (855) 352-LOVE (5683)
Local Support Groups
Baue Pet Loss Support Group: First Monday of every month
Paws Forever Pet Loss Support Group: First Saturday of every month
Chris Corrigan Mendez, M.Ed., LPC, NCC: http://ccmcounseling.vpweb.com/
Alison White, Licensed Social Worker: https://wellnessalley.com/
Children often grieve differently than adults when it comes to the loss of a pet.
Check out websites and books recommended below, or ask one of our veterinarians for additional information.
Lap of Love Resources for Children: https://www.lapoflove.com/community/Pet-Loss-Support/Children-and-Pets-Grief-Resources
OSU’s Helping Children Cope fact sheet: https://bit.ly/2E3cAXc
A Rainbow Bridge for Gus by Barbara Bareis Rigabar and Chris Sharp
When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet
by Monica MansfieldPets leave pawprints on our hearts, and touch our lives in ways humans cannot. Please accept our sympathies on the loss of your pet, and don’t hesitate to reach out if there is any way we can make this experience easier for you and your family.
Pet insurance options and coverage has improved drastically over the past few years. The decision to enroll in pet insurance is up to the pet owner, and can be very personal depending on desired coverage and budget.
We strongly recommend pet insurance especially for high-maintenance breeds like pugs, English bulldogs, cocker spaniels, and very large breeds.
When considering pet insurance, it’s important to determine if your coverage is for simply treating problems when they arise or if it also offers preventative care coverage (like prophylactic dental cleanings and blood work screenings). You should be aware of reimbursement vs direct payment options, what the claim process entails, and what deductibles are a part of your pet’s plan.
Trusted insurance companies are Trupanion, Nationwide and Embrace. Trupanion has extended a special free 30 days for our new puppies, and we will email you with an enrollment certificate after your first visit. If you have questions about pet insurance, please let us know!