Effective Immediately

After extensive discussions over the past few months, we have come to the realization that we are no longer able to provide after-hour services over the weekends or holidays. Due to staffing concerns and lack of 24/7 care, we feel that it is in the best interest of our patients to be treated at a level 2, fully-staffed, 24-hour, critical care facility. Therefore, effective immediately, we will be referring after-hours emergency, urgent, and critical cases to the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital in Fargo (701-478-9299, located at 4491 23rd Avenue S, Fargo, ND).

We will continue to offer some urgent care services and consultation, Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. Weekday after hours calls will be rotated between Petcetera Animal Clinic, Peterson Veterinary Clinic, Grand Valley Animal Hospital, and Kindness Animal Hospital.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Although this is a difficult change, it is important to note that we are not an emergency clinic. For many years, we have done our best to provide emergency services to the best of our ability with the resources that we had at the time. We are grateful that we now have an emergency clinic with the resources and specialists that can treat our patients. We will work hand in hand with them for continuity of care when your pet is discharged and provide follow-up care as needed.

This change is necessary to allow us to continue our daily operations and provide you, our clients, with the same quality and compassionate care that you and your pet deserve. Thank you for all of your support.

Dr. Stacy Lord and the Petcetera Staff (03/02/2023)

Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center in Fargo, ND


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

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
  • bloated abdomen
  • swallowed an object, but can still breathe
  • continuous and/or bloody vomit and/or diarrhea

Is your pet ready for a visit?