Emergency & Critical Care
Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center provides emergency and critical care services 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our highly trained veterinarians and capable technical staff are available for transfers and referrals from you primary care veterinarian, as well as walk-ins.
For the safety of all hospital patients, all dogs and cats must be leashed, crated or carried at all times. Retractable leashes must be locked at all times.
All patients are triaged when you arrive at our facility, similar to that of a human emergency room. Patients who are stable may need to wait to be seen while critical patients are stabilized.
Because an emergency with your pet is unpredictable, FVSEC does not schedule appointments for emergencies. You are welcome to walk-in with your pet at any time, day or night, or you can contact us at 559.451.0800 to inform us of your emergency.
Once you arrive at our facility, you will be checked in by our reception staff. A technical staff member will take initial vitals on your pet and get a brief history prior to one of our emergency clinicians examining your pet.
The cost of an examination is $94 from 8am-10pm, and $104 from 10pm-8am. Payment can be made by cash, check, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, Scratch Pay, or CareCredit. We do not extend lines of credit. All payment is due at time of services.
Proposed Treatment Plan
All clients are presented with proposed treatment plans for medical care for their pet. After examination by our doctor, a treatment plan will be generated based on the medical needs of the pet. A pre-payment of the high end of the treatment plan is required for treatment.
After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1973, Dr. White served in the Air Force as a staff veterinarian, before opening his own primary care practice in 1976. While running his primary care practice, Dr. White served as a US Army Reserve Veterinarian until his Texas practice sold in 1994. Dr. White achieved Board Certification in Emergency and Critical Care that year. Dr. White has been involved training residents in various multi-specialty referral practices, and is published in multiple emergency and critical care journals. After finishing his resident programs in 2007, Dr. White continued to practice emergency and critical care medicine in Seattle, Washington, and now full time in Fresno, California at FVSEC. He currently resides in Heron, Montana, and enjoys playing banjo and fiddle in his spare time.