At the Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are presented with a vast array of emergencies. Some emergencies are uncomfortable, but not life threatening, such as a fishhook caught in a lip. Other emergencies require the immediate action of trained staff working as a team and the best equipment. Pets are frequently struck by vehicles, fall off of high places such as decks, experience gun shots, poisonings, electric shock from chewing on electric cords, hypothermia, heatstroke and the list goes on. In these instances, seconds matter.