Our older terrier mix got bitten by a copperhead snake nearSavannah, Georgia while we were on a road trip. It happened after dark, we were unfamiliar with the area and what kind of snake it was. Because we needed emergency services on a weekend after hours, we had to drive into Savannah 30 miles.
Had they not administered anti venom, other intravenous fluids
and monitored her overnight, we might have lost her. She was released the next day and has fully recovered.