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.

After hours emergencies should be directed to:

Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital

11950 West. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210


Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

5914 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202


Overland Park Veterinary Emergency

8301 W 163rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223