When you arrive with an emergency, we triage your pet immediately. After assessing vital signs in a cursory exam, we determine the path of services that are appropriate for the patient. Clients with respiratory distress, seizures and profuse bleeding should be transported to the clinic quickly and seen immediately. A pet that ingests toxins should be seen within 30 minutes so we can effectively sequester or remove harmful substances before they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Problems that involve difficulty walking, breathing or eliminating can go from bad to worse, so contact us as soon as possible.
Our goal at PVPH is to be certain urgent medical conditions do not escalate into medical or surgical emergencies. Pets that are vomiting or have diarrhea should be seen if symptoms persist more than 24 hours, or immediately if your pet is weak or lethargic. Most Urgent Care patients spend a day in the clinic for diagnostic tests and supportive therapy to help your pet stabilize, and return home as soon as possible.
If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, transport your pet quickly to the nearest emergency clinic. Note that sometimes our doctors may be out on a house call, however, there are always veterinary technicians at the clinic during our open hours. Please call us before or during transport to notify our staff of incoming emergency or urgent situations. If the clinic is closed, contact BluePearl Veterinary Partners at (952) 942-8272, and follow their instructions. Remember, we provide pet transport and house call services if you cannot transport your pet to the clinic easily, quickly or safely.