Whether you have an emergency during regular office hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) OR outside of office hours, please call our regular office number:

(701) 775-0549

We share emergency calls with Kindness Animal Hospital (Grand Forks), Grand Valley Animal Hospital (Grand Forks), and Peterson Veterinary Clinic (East Grand Forks). If one of our Doctors is not on call, the other Doctors will be able to assist you.

In the event of an emergency, it is very important you call and talk with the Doctor on duty before leaving to bring your pet to a hospital because you need to make sure you are going to the correct hospital on call for that day.

  • The veterinarian on call is often times very busy or sometimes may be treating a critical case or be in surgery.
  • If the veterinarian has not called you back in 10 – 15 minutes you need to call again.
  • If for some reason the veterinarian can’t be contacted or can’t see your pet in a timely manner another alternative is the:

Red River Animal Emergency Clinic in Fargo, ND
701-478-9299 | http://www.rraec.com/


Contact a veterinarian immediately if your pet has:
  • any injury that appears serious, involving continuous pain and lameness
  • been hit by a vehicle
  • lost consciousness
  • tremors or seizures
  • loss of balance or is staggering
  • penetrating wounds, especially in the chest and/or abdomen
  • uncontrolled bleeding
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty urinating or defecating
  • not been able to deliver puppies or kittens especially after being in labor for more than an hour
  • burns from heat or chemicals
  • swallowed an object, but can still breathe
  • continuous and/or bloody vomit and/or diarrhea
Contact a veterinarian to bring your pet in soon if he/she has:
  • difficulty breathing, but still eats and drinks and does not appear frantic
  • diarrhea and/or been vomiting, without blood or pain and not continuous
  • been excessively drinking and/or urinating, without blood, pain or discomfort
  • suddenly went lame and/or has discomfort in walking
  • been itching
  • abnormal odor from any part of the body
  • any injury that is not life-threatening

Is your pet ready for a visit?