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One of the primary functions of the Veterinary Medical Center is to assist private practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of unusual or complicated cases. We welcome such cases through referral from a veterinarian or through private consultation as needed.

Our Small Animal/Avian-Exotic Animal Emergency Service is open between the hours of 8 AM – 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 such as hit by car, gastric dilatation-volvulus (bloat), or respiratory distress. 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.