Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Emergencies during office hours

We are staffed to take emergencies during office hours.

Call ahead if you have time before you arrive.

After hours we refer our clients to:

Overland Park Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (OPVES)

8301 W. 163rd St.

Overland Park, KS 66223


Definite emergencies:

If you notice any of the following problems, your pet needs emergency care immediately:

  • Your pet has experienced some kind of trauma, such as being hit by a car or blunt object, or falling more than a few feet.

  • Your pet is not breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat.

  • Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in their throat.

  • Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up.

  • Your pet has had or is having a seizure lasting longer than 30 seconds.

  • You suspect any broken bones.

  • Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining or unable to urinate.

  • Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking and refusing to socialize.

  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and he/she’s gagging and trying to vomit.

  • Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.

  • Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up.

  • Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.

  • You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or he/she suddenly seems to become blind.

  • You see symptoms of heat stroke.

  • Your pet is bleeding.

  • Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or is vomiting blood.

  • Your pet may have ingested something toxic such as antifreeze, rat poison, medication, cleaners, chocolate, or plant material*.

  • *​For a full list of pet toxins, see the Pet Poison Helpline’s website. ​Toxic ingestion must be treated immediately.

Lawrence Veterinary Hospital

3210 Clinton Parkway Court

Lawrence, KS 66047

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Email Us: welcome@lawrencevethospital.com
Fax: 785-841-2406


Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed