Sunday, January 18, 2009

REACH Animal Hospital Saved My Cat's Life


Did you know there's an after-hours vet in Asheville? REACH of Asheville serves pets with emergency needs weekdays after 5 p.m., on holidays, and 24 hours on weekends. When your vet is closed, they're open.

They're not cheap, but they're not out to gouge people, either. And they require payment up front. But when it's Saturday and you've got an emergency? There is a vet you can go to.

I had an emergency yesterday and they were polite and kind and I had a great experience.

So just letting you know -- there's always a vet open in Asheville.

Regional Emergency
Animal Care Hospital
677 Brevard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-665-4399
admin.reach@charterinternet.com

7 comments:

Ask Asheville North Carolina said...

Awesome story and props Jennifer. Even a happy ending, nice.

patrick said...

THIS HOSPITAL SENT HOME MY CAT WITH THE IV NEEDLE IN MY YEAR OLD CATS ARM AND NO MEDS FOR PAIN AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT NOW WE NEED AMPUTATION BUT CANT AFFORD IT! THANKS A LOT, NOW THE CAT CANT SLEEP IN A HOUSE CAUSE WE COULD GET EVICTED IF WE SAVE THIS DAMN CAT!

RATKING

MJ said...

Dr. Jackson and staff at REACH Animal Hospital saved my dogs life!! And for this we will be eternally grateful!! Rosie had some puncture wounds that we had had cleaned and dressed by our regular vet. Two days later her back legs would not work. We called and they asked us to bring her immediately! We rushed the hour and 15 minutes and saw Dr Jackson almost immediatley. After some x-rays he determined that the wound had turned gangrenous and hoped it had not gone into her spinal cord. We left her there for surgery and went home to shut our eyes for a few minutes before driving back to get her. When we got home Dr Jackson had called. The gangrene had filled her entire chest and abdominal cavity and he did not think she would survive. We asked him to please keep trying, at least if she died in the surgery we would feel pro-active. She made it through the surgery and we came to get her with a cautious note as to her chance of survival.

Here we are 2 weeks later and our vet says that Rosie is a miracle!! Her wound stretches from her left shoulder all the way across her back to her right shoulder with some flesh having to be taken from her shoulders and chest. It gets better and better every day and while she isn't currently able to use her back legs, she regains a little bit of function every day and our vet says it will just take time.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dr Jackson and the staff of REACH!!! We feel confident that being able to get her in for her surgery as soon as we did, even if it was the difference of midnight to 8 AM, saved our baby!!! Dr Jackson called today to check on Rose and told us he had braced for bad news, no one can believe she is alive!!

As for the above post about the cat with the IV, Ratking, remember this is an emergency hospital!! Follow up care by your regular vet is imperative!!! Thank you again for all you did for our Rose, we will never forget any of you and you are all in my prayers every day!!!

janet said...

My dog Sasha was in prolonged labor and could not deliver her first puppy on her own...it was presenting back feet first and STUCK. Dr. Wetzel and the staff at REACH delivered the first puppy without resorting to a Csection and saved their lives. Sasha was able to deliver her other two puppies after the assistance with the first pup.

Dave said...

On the comment above posted by by Patrick in SHOUTING LOUD caps!

Many patients are discharged from REACH with an IV catheter connected to fluids. As already mentioned by MJ, owners are advised to take their pet to the regular veterinarian for follow up care. After all, you have just taken your sick animal to an EMERGENCY room.
Patrick, no doubt, asked for the absolute minimum to be done because of cost. He mentions the "damn cat".
Patrick implies that somehow the amputation was necessary due to a lack of treatment/pain meds etc.
We can be quite sure that the staff at REACH performed their duty in a professional manner and prepared the patient for transfer. Any lack of action from Patrick and co is his responsibility.
He should seriously consider whether being a pet owner (with all it's inherent responsibilities) is really for him.

Dave said...

BTW The website address is now:

http://www.reachvet.com/

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