Animals can require emergency medical care at any time of the day or night. Our dedicated, compassionate veterinary team are available around the clock every day. When your animal encounters an emergency you want a veterinary team that is skilled, experienced and trustworthy - and most importantly, be open and available to provide the care you need, when you need it.

Our veterinary team is available to help you with any emergency your pet or large animal may experience - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

During our normal business hours, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival. If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency outside our normal business hours, please call (515) 523-1755 and follow instructions to receive assistance.

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek immediate emergency care:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate