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
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.