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Small Animal Emergencies

(dogs and cats)

Our Small Animal/Avian-Exotic Animal Emergency Service is open between the hours of 8 AM and 10 PM. Veterinarians and other members of the veterinary team continue to provide care for hospitalized patients overnight.

Between the hours of 10 PM and 8 AM we are limiting admissions of new cases to those with immediate life-threatening emergencies or critical care needs. Patients with serious injuries, gastric dilatation-volvulus (bloat), or respiratory distress should seek our immediate help; this includes all K9 officers who have been injured in the line of duty. Anyone bringing an animal to the UT Veterinary Medical Center emergency service should try to call while enroute to provide information on the animal’s condition. Patients with urgent but non-life-threatening needs should contact their primary veterinarian as soon as possible. All cases which do arrive at our front door will be assessed and triaged and, if necessary, provided appropriate emergent care.

This only affects our Small Animal Hospital, NOT our Equine and Farm Animal hospitals.

  • DAYTIME EMERGENCIES by veterinarian referral:

    Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    During business hours, our Emergency and Critical Care Service is by referral only.

    Please seek medical advice from your primary veterinarian who can then refer your animal to us if necessary. If your veterinarian has referred your animal to us, we ask you to arrive within the designated time. If a patient is brought to us without a referral, we will assess the patient, provide emergency care as needed, and contact the primary veterinarian.

Avian and Exotics Animal Emergencies

  • See Small Animal Emergencies above

Equine Emergencies

  • No referral required. As a courtesy, we ask that you call ahead.

Farm Animal Emergency

  • No referral required. As a courtesy, we ask that you call ahead.