If your animal is in need of emergency care, please call
Because of a growing need for emergency medical care and fewer veterinarians in our area seeing emergency cases, you may experience longer wait times. On occasion, our emergency service may be over capacity and unable to take emergencies. When this occurs, we will triage cases and provide you with an alternate plan for care or emergency options.
Emergency services for small and large animals are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The hospital is at 205 Ott Road on the WSU Campus, just off of Grimes Way.
If your dog has signs of respiratory illness it should remain in your vehicle prior to the appointment and be treated per our infection control policies.
How to recognize an emergency
When your pet is injured or feeling sick, it is natural to feel scared and anxious, especially in times when you are unsure if the condition requires emergency care. Recognizing the signs of a pet emergency could make all the difference.
Symptoms that may require emergency care
- Trouble breathing
- Trauma, including falls, bites, or wounds
- Collapse, loss of consciousness
- Ingestion of poisons or intoxicants
- Straining to urinate or an inability to pass urine
- Eye injuries
- Repeated vomiting
Sometimes it is hard to know whether to bring your animal in for emergency care. If you are unsure, please call us 509-335-0711.