Specialties Emergency Medicine

Find Your Nearest Emergency Hospital

Visit Veterinary ER For

  • Allergic reactions
  • Any trauma, falls, hit-by-car
  • Bite wounds
  • Bloated or painful belly
  • Breathing problems
  • Broken bones
  • Collapse or weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive vomiting or gagging
  • Exposure or ingestion of dangerous foods, medications, or poisons
  • Heatstroke or hypothermia
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
  • Lacerations or bleeding wounds
  • Lameness
  • Large or penetrating wounds
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent constipation
  • Severe bruising or bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Staggering, stumbling, head-tilt
  • Sudden blindness
  • Swallowing of foreign objects

  • Access to specialty services if needed
  • Advanced surgical suites
  • Blood transfusion equipment and blood products
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Continuous electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Incubators
  • In-house laboratory
  • Isolation wards
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Multiple digital X-ray suites
  • Thermally regulated oxygen cages
  • Ultrasound
Not all services are available in every hospital. Contact your local hospital for services at that location.

If you think your pet ingested food, medication, plants, cleaning supplies, or another dangerous product, please call your primary care veterinarian or contact your nearest MedVet.
You may also contact a pet poison hotline. These are trustworthy sources for help. Please note these services may charge fees for services and are not a part of MedVet.

Why Choose MedVet Emergency Medicine

Illness and trauma can occur at any time, that’s why we offer 24-hour veterinary emergency care every day of the year. Our emergency and critical care teams know pets are not like family – they are family! When your pet is critically ill or injured, it is important to seek care from a compassionate, highly trained emergency medicine team with the experience and expertise to treat pets facing even the most challenging medical emergencies. 

What makes our veterinary emergency medical services even more unique is that our team has immediate access to colleagues in other specialties such as cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, and internal medicine 24/7. This means your pet receives the most comprehensive, collaborative care available. The experts and state-of-the-art equipment your pet needs are conveniently located under one roof. 

This level of care from a team consistently at the forefront of emergency medicine care, research, and technology makes us a preferred partner for many family veterinarians. And pet owners have come to trust our team as the preferred choice for their pet’s emergency and specialty care in the communities we serve. 

What to Expect at Our Emergency Hospitals 

If your pet has a medical emergency, contact your family veterinarian first. If they are unavailable or your pet’s illness or injury is critical, bring your pet immediately to the closest veterinary ER for care. No appointment is needed.  

We are fully staffed with the people and equipment to care for any emergency your pet may experience. Our skilled emergency medicine team immediately assesses your pet when you arrive. Like a human hospital, patients with critical, life-threatening injuries or conditions are treated with the highest priority. 

During your pet’s time with us, we keep you informed about their condition and our recommendations for treatment for their best recovery. 

Following your pet’s emergent care, we partner with your family veterinarian and provide copies of all medical records, laboratory findings, and treatment plans to guide the ongoing care of your pet.