If the doctor recommends that your pet be hospitalized at the time of an emergency visit due to his or her medical condition, you will need to make plans to pick up your pet for its return home or transfer to your regular veterinarian. The doctor should inform you as to an expected time of release. As the emergency doctor may be unexpectedly busy, we rely on you to call for periodic progress updates. We will, however, contact you at any hour if your pet’s condition should decline unexpectedly. Please provide us with an accurate phone number, and keep a phone by the bed at night. We ask that you contact our hospital each morning and evening to ensure you receive regular medical and financial updates. Our goal is to remain in close communication with both you and your family veterinarian.