Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center

Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center

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Fargo Force fans! We will be at paws and pucks night at the Scheels Arena tonight!

Stop by and meet some canine blood donors & certified therapy dogs, for some goodies, or just to say hi. We can't wait to see you there. 🐾
Happy Thanksgiving!

Please keep these pet hazards in mind this howliday. Keep your pets safe!

https://www.zoetispetcare.com/blog/article/thanksgiving-pet-safety

#rrarhfargo #emergencyvet
Happy Howl-oween! Show us your best costumes!
Next staff spotlight is Kimmie!

About Kimmie:

I am from Fort Wainwright Army base, Alaska and joined the RRAEH team in 2021 because I am passionate about helping both pets in need and their people. I am self proclaimed bibliophile and am obsessed with both Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In addition to reading, I also love watching movies and playing video games with my husband in my free time. Our clan includes us and our cats Strider (named after the Ranger of the North Aragorn), Sparrow (named after the jester of Tortuga Captain Jack) and our not-so-mini lops Clarence, Pup, and Flop. 😂
Happy Howl-oween!
Keep your pets safe this weekend by avoiding these potential hazards.

Glow jewelry
Chocolate
Candy with xylitol

Check out these articles from @petpoisonhelpline for more tips on keeping your furry friends safe!

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/glow-jewelry/

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/chocolate/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/halloween-safety-tips
We are at the ND Vet Tech conference today! Stop on by if you're at the Fargodome!
Along with the typical technician skills, our highly skilled technicians at RRAEH are able to perform many advanced procedures such as: 

blood and plasma transfusions
CPR
CT scans
monitoring critical patients during dialysis or while on a ventilator
arterial blood draws and catheters
placing central venous catheters
placing intraosseus catheters
placing nasogastric tubes

And many more things! We are lucky to have such a great team!

#rrarhfargo #ervet #vettechweek2021
Happy Veterinary Technician Week to all of our Techs at RRAEH!

"What a fun job to be able to play with animals all day" is a common misconception in veterinary medicine. While we do occasionally get to cuddle our patients, technicians also have many responsibilities such as:

physical examinations
nursing care
lab work 
radiology
anesthesia & surgical prep
physical rehabilitation and passive range of motion
filling prescriptions
phlebotomy

We are thankful to have a strong team of technicians to help care for your pets!

Have a technician you'd like to give a shout out to? Comment below!

#rraehfargo #ervet #vettechweek2021
Rufus' story:

Rufus is a 3 year old lab mix who presented to RRAEH in February 2021 for severe dog bite wounds. Rufus had a high heart rate and low blood pressure and needed immediate IV fluids and pain medications in order to get him stabilized. Once he was deemed stable enough for sedation, we had to address his wounds next. We shaved away his hair and flushed all of the wounds and placed sutures and drains where needed. He had to be hospitalized for further care due to the severity of his wounds.

Rufus was unable to walk or stand, so he needed a urinary catheter placed to keep him comfortable and clean. We also had to place a feeding tube because he was losing a lot of fluid and protein due to the swelling (edema) in his limbs. This also led to anemia - a condition in which your body lacks enough healthy red blood cells. Rufus received an injection of an iron supplement and his levels had to be monitored very closely. Luckily, he didn’t need a blood transfusion.

After a few days of care, Rufus started walking with the help of a sling and started showing more interest in food. After a full 5 days of hospitalization, Rufus was walking on his own and eating readily. He was ready to continue healing at home!

Rufus had about one month more of wound care and bandage changes here before he was fully healed and did not need any further medical management. His owner says that he is doing very well at home and has more strength and energy back. We are all happy that he is back home, happy and healthy!

#rraehfargo#emergencyvet
#inspiringtails
Introducing our new staff spotlight segment! We will be featuring our staff periodically so you can get to know the pawsitively amazing staff at our hospital.

First up, Technician Carlene!

Carlene is originally from Strasburg, ND and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. She has been a part of the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital team since August 2013. Carlene enjoys helping with the hospital’s in-house blood bank.

She has a Doberman pinscher named Mercedes and a Geryhound named Ernie. Carlene enjoys yoga, coffee, mashed potatoes, & Greyhounds. In her free time, Carlene also works full time as an ICU nurse!

Know Carlene? Give her a shout out in the comments!
Our phones are currently down. If your pet is experiencing an emergency please come to the hospital.
Construction for our expansion is in full swing! First up - a new driveway to enter the lot. Watch for updates throughout this process. We are so excited to be able to continue to offer the best care for our patients while gaining a little more space to do so!

#rraehfargo

RRAEH Mission Statement:To support and serve the Fargo-Moorhead area veterinary community and their clients through emergency and critical care services, continuing education, and specialty services.

The Red River Animal Emergency Clinic is your FM area ER for pets! We are open when your veterinarian is closed! Local veterinary clinics entrust their clients and patients to us on evenings, holidays, and weekends for emergent or urgent needs that cannot wait for an appointment. We perform full examinations, diagnostic laboratory work-ups, diagnostic imaging, pain management, emergency surgeries,

Operating as usual

Fargo Force fans! We will be at paws and pucks night at the Scheels Arena tonight! 

Stop by and meet some canine blood donors & certified therapy dogs, for some goodies, or just to say hi. We can't wait to see you there. 🐾

#rraehfargo #emergencyvet #fargoforce 12/17/2021

Fargo Force fans! We will be at paws and pucks night at the Scheels Arena tonight!

Stop by and meet some canine blood donors & certified therapy dogs, for some goodies, or just to say hi. We can't wait to see you there. 🐾

#rraehfargo #emergencyvet #fargoforce

Fargo Force fans! We will be at paws and pucks night at the Scheels Arena tonight!

Stop by and meet some canine blood donors & certified therapy dogs, for some goodies, or just to say hi. We can't wait to see you there. 🐾

Fargo Force fans! We will be at paws and pucks night at the Scheels Arena tonight! Stop by and meet some canine blood donors & certified therapy dogs, for some goodies, or just to say hi. We can't wait to see you there. 🐾 #rraehfargo #emergencyvet #fargoforce

11/24/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please keep these pet hazards in mind this howliday. Keep your pets safe!

https://www.zoetispetcare.com/blog/article/thanksgiving-pet-safety

#rrarhfargo #emergencyvet

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please keep these pet hazards in mind this howliday. Keep your pets safe!

https://www.zoetispetcare.com/blog/article/thanksgiving-pet-safety

#rrarhfargo #emergencyvet

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 10/31/2021

Happy Howl-oween! Show us your best costumes!

10/28/2021

Next staff spotlight is Kimmie!

About Kimmie:

I am from Fort Wainwright Army base, Alaska and joined the RRAEH team in 2021 because I am passionate about helping both pets in need and their people. I am self proclaimed bibliophile and am obsessed with both Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In addition to reading, I also love watching movies and playing video games with my husband in my free time. Our clan includes us and our cats Strider (named after the Ranger of the North Aragorn), Sparrow (named after the jester of Tortuga Captain Jack) and our not-so-mini lops Clarence, Pup, and Flop. 😂

Next staff spotlight is Kimmie!

About Kimmie:

I am from Fort Wainwright Army base, Alaska and joined the RRAEH team in 2021 because I am passionate about helping both pets in need and their people. I am self proclaimed bibliophile and am obsessed with both Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In addition to reading, I also love watching movies and playing video games with my husband in my free time. Our clan includes us and our cats Strider (named after the Ranger of the North Aragorn), Sparrow (named after the jester of Tortuga Captain Jack) and our not-so-mini lops Clarence, Pup, and Flop. 😂

10/25/2021

Happy Howl-oween!
Keep your pets safe this weekend by avoiding these potential hazards.

Glow jewelry
Chocolate
Candy with xylitol

Check out these articles from @petpoisonhelpline for more tips on keeping your furry friends safe!

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/glow-jewelry/

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/chocolate/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/halloween-safety-tips

Happy Howl-oween!
Keep your pets safe this weekend by avoiding these potential hazards.

Glow jewelry
Chocolate
Candy with xylitol

Check out these articles from @petpoisonhelpline for more tips on keeping your furry friends safe!

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/glow-jewelry/

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/chocolate/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/halloween-safety-tips

10/22/2021

We are at the ND Vet Tech conference today! Stop on by if you're at the Fargodome!

We are at the ND Vet Tech conference today! Stop on by if you're at the Fargodome!

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 10/21/2021

Along with the typical technician skills, our highly skilled technicians at RRAEH are able to perform many advanced procedures such as: 

blood and plasma transfusions
CPR
CT scans
monitoring critical patients during dialysis or while on a ventilator
arterial blood draws and catheters
placing central venous catheters
placing intraosseus catheters
placing nasogastric tubes

And many more things! We are lucky to have such a great team!

#rrarhfargo #ervet #vettechweek2021

10/18/2021

Happy Veterinary Technician Week to all of our Techs at RRAEH!

"What a fun job to be able to play with animals all day" is a common misconception in veterinary medicine. While we do occasionally get to cuddle our patients, technicians also have many responsibilities such as:

physical examinations
nursing care
lab work 
radiology
anesthesia & surgical prep
physical rehabilitation and passive range of motion
filling prescriptions
phlebotomy

We are thankful to have a strong team of technicians to help care for your pets!

Have a technician you'd like to give a shout out to? Comment below!

#rraehfargo #ervet #vettechweek2021

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 10/11/2021

Rufus' story:

Rufus is a 3 year old lab mix who presented to RRAEH in February 2021 for severe dog bite wounds. Rufus had a high heart rate and low blood pressure and needed immediate IV fluids and pain medications in order to get him stabilized. Once he was deemed stable enough for sedation, we had to address his wounds next. We shaved away his hair and flushed all of the wounds and placed sutures and drains where needed. He had to be hospitalized for further care due to the severity of his wounds.

Rufus was unable to walk or stand, so he needed a urinary catheter placed to keep him comfortable and clean. We also had to place a feeding tube because he was losing a lot of fluid and protein due to the swelling (edema) in his limbs. This also led to anemia - a condition in which your body lacks enough healthy red blood cells. Rufus received an injection of an iron supplement and his levels had to be monitored very closely. Luckily, he didn’t need a blood transfusion.

After a few days of care, Rufus started walking with the help of a sling and started showing more interest in food. After a full 5 days of hospitalization, Rufus was walking on his own and eating readily. He was ready to continue healing at home!

Rufus had about one month more of wound care and bandage changes here before he was fully healed and did not need any further medical management. His owner says that he is doing very well at home and has more strength and energy back. We are all happy that he is back home, happy and healthy!

#rraehfargo#emergencyvet
#inspiringtails

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 10/10/2021

Introducing our new staff spotlight segment! We will be featuring our staff periodically so you can get to know the pawsitively amazing staff at our hospital.

First up, Technician Carlene!

Carlene is originally from Strasburg, ND and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. She has been a part of the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital team since August 2013. Carlene enjoys helping with the hospital’s in-house blood bank.

She has a Doberman pinscher named Mercedes and a Geryhound named Ernie. Carlene enjoys yoga, coffee, mashed potatoes, & Greyhounds. In her free time, Carlene also works full time as an ICU nurse!

Know Carlene? Give her a shout out in the comments!

09/17/2021

Our phones are currently down. If your pet is experiencing an emergency please come to the hospital.

08/18/2021

Construction for our expansion is in full swing! First up - a new driveway to enter the lot. Watch for updates throughout this process. We are so excited to be able to continue to offer the best care for our patients while gaining a little more space to do so!

#rraehfargo

Construction for our expansion is in full swing! First up - a new driveway to enter the lot. Watch for updates throughout this process. We are so excited to be able to continue to offer the best care for our patients while gaining a little more space to do so!

#rraehfargo

08/18/2021

Construction for our expansion is in full swing! First up - a new driveway to enter the lot. Watch for updates throughout this process. We are so excited to be able to continue to offer the best care for our patients while gaining a little more space to do so!

#rraehfargo

Construction for our expansion is in full swing! First up - a new driveway to enter the lot. Watch for updates throughout this process. We are so excited to be able to continue to offer the best care for our patients while gaining a little more space to do so!

#rraehfargo

07/22/2021

Join us as we break ground on the expansion of the Red River Animal Emercency Hospital.

07/21/2021

We had a stray juvenile black female cat found by the Fargo PD and brought to our hospital. This cat has an injury to her front right leg and does need further medical attention. Please call our hospital if you have any information or if you believe she is your cat.

Thank you!

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 07/08/2021

**Success Story**

Quill is a young domestic shorthair cat that presented to RRAEH for lethargy, not eating, and a painful abdomen. After an examination, x-rays of his stomach were taken and they showed evidence of foreign material in his small intestines. Bloodwork was also done right away which showed mild dehydration. An intestinal obstruction, or blockage, is a very serious medical concern that needs to be surgically corrected right away.

Quill’s owner opted for emergency exploratory surgery to remove the foreign object. Due to this obstruction his stomach had become very fluid-filled and distended, so we had to empty it by placing a nasogastric tube (a soft tube that goes from the nose to the stomach) before heading into surgery.

During surgery, his doctor found and removed a 1.5cm piece of hard foam material and Quill recovered from anesthesia uneventfully. He was able to be discharge from our hospital about 24 hours later to continue healing at home. Today, Quill is doing great at home and is back to being his energetic, spunky self and even recently got a new fur-brother added to his family. His favorite things in life, other than his dad, is food and “3am zoomies”.

06/29/2021

Critical condition cat brought in by good Samaritan overnight, found in Fargo. Intact male cat, possibly a siamese mix based of cream color and dark points. If you are missing a similar cat please let us know, no collar or microchip.

Photos from Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center's post 06/21/2021

**Success Stories**

Ezra’s Story:

Ezra came to RRAEH on referral from the University of Minnesota back in October of 2019. Ezra was diagnosed with an acute kidney injury and because his kidney values continued to worsen and he wasn’t urinating much anymore despite treatment, he was in need of hemodialysis with Dr. Carver. Ezra’s symptoms and lab work had his doctors highly concerned for Leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the bacteria “Leptospira”, and it is found in the soil and water of mostly warm or rainy climates. Symptoms of Lepto vary from no symptoms to severe illness. It can cause kidney failure, liver failure, breathing issues, swollen legs, and bleeding disorders. Ezra’s kidneys were being severely affected by this disease.

To confirm the diagnosis of Lepto, we sent out a lab sample that came back consistent for the disease. We treated with aggressive IV fluids, antibiotics, and other supportive medications. Ezra also had a urinary catheter placed to closely monitor his urine production, an esophagostomy tube (a type of feeding tube that goes through the esophagus to the stomach) for extra nutrition and fluid support, and a whopping total of 6 dialysis treatments.

After 6 & ½ weeks of hospitalization he was cleared for discharge! This was an amazing step not only for Ezra and his family but for his medical care staff as well. Ezra spent Halloween and Thanksgiving with his vet techs and became the “lab supervisor” as our lab area became his own bedroom. Although he was able to go home, he had a lot of further care and monitoring in his future still. His regular veterinarian and his owners had to continue supporting him with fluids and food, monitoring his weight and urine production, and his blood pressure and blood values.

Now, over a year later, his owner reports he is doing wonderful despite being left with significant kidney disease. He is always all smiles and full of energy. His favorite things include going for walks, snuggling, and playing with his stuffed animals. His dislikes include bicycles and any type of delivery person (FedEx, UPS, etc). Ezra also had a special “in” with his doctor, he got to hang out with Dr. Carver in the on-call room while his mom was away doing interviews.

05/24/2021

A young black cat was brought into the clinic this evening and we are looking for his Owner. The cat is a domestic short hair, around 1 year or so old and about 10 pounds. It is also an unneutered male. If you think this could be your cat, please call us ASAP at 701-478-9299. Unfortunately, we are only able to provide updates to the Owner of the cat. There is a picture in the comment section.

05/21/2021

🚨We are currently operating at Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/12/2021

🚨We are currently operating at Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/10/2021

We are back to Level 1 - Normal Operations
Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs.
You may experience extended wait times for non-critical patients.

05/08/2021

🚨We are back to Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/06/2021

We are back to Level 1 - Normal Operations
Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs.
You may experience extended wait times for non-critical patients.

05/05/2021

🚨We are back to Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/05/2021

We are back to Level 1 - Normal Operations
Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs.
You may experience extended wait times for non-critical patients.

05/04/2021

🚨Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/03/2021

We are back to Level 1 - Normal Operations
Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs.
You may experience extended wait times for non-critical patients.

05/02/2021

🚨Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

05/01/2021

Level 1 - Normal Operations

Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs

May experience extended wait times for non-critical patients

05/01/2021

🚨Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

04/19/2021

Level 1 - Normal Operations

Accepting any patients with urgent medical needs

May experience extended wait times for non-critical patients

04/18/2021

🚨Operation Level 2: Due to a current high volume of cases, we are changing to level 2 operation status. This means that at this time, we are unable to see any non-urgent cases. Examples of non-urgent cases include things like ear infections and itchy skin. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the clinic directly at 701-478-9299.🚨

Our Story

The Red River Animal Emergency Clinic is your FM area ER for pets! We are open when your veterinarian is closed! Local veterinary clinics entrust their clients and patients to us on evenings, holidays, and weekends for emergent or urgent needs that cannot wait for an appointment.

We perform full examinations, diagnostic laboratory work-ups, diagnostic imaging, pain management, emergency surgeries, endoscopic procedures, end of life care, and full CPR capabilities.

We take pride in approaching patients with a triage method. This starts at the front desk when you walk in the door. Our receptionist staff are trained to recognize emergent situations and often talk to a LVT or DVM when your pet arrives to ensure it's needs are met. We understand that other pets being seen before yours may be frustrating- but please be aware that means we feel it is safe for your pet to wait- and that's good!

Please go to our website for further information on services, staff, and what to expect when you come through our door.

Come visit veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr. Grozdanic, who sees ophthalmology appointments two days per month at our clinic! For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call during our business hours.
You can view more information on his ophthalmologic services here: http://www.animal-eye-iowa.com/

You can also visit veterinary Dermatologist, Dr. Helen Globus, one day a month at RRAEC for your pet's skin health needs. For more information, visit her website: http://vetdermglobus.com/

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