Emergency Veterinary Hospitals Near La Pine
Bend Animal Emergency and Specialty Center
OPEN: Mon - Thurs: 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Fri - Sun: 24 Hours
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Central Oregon
OPEN: 24 Hours
What to Do In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, we recommend that you follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Contact one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to let them know you are on the way. This allows their veterinary team to prepare the staff and equipment required for your arrival.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency vet hospital know you are on your way, their staff may offer instructions to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet For Emergency Vet Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to one of the emergency animal clinics listed above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about where to take your pet during a medical emergency.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Our veterinary team at La Pine Animal Hospital is currently experiencing an overwhelming demand for our standard veterinary services and is unable to accept walk-in emergencies at this time.
For emergency or urgent veterinary care please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals that are listed above to request further instructions and to let them know you are on your way.
- When is your clinic open?
At this time our veterinarians are unable to accept walk-in emergency cases, but are able to see patients by appointment during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Emergency animal care in La Pine is similar to any human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
You may want to call one of the emergency animal hospitals above prior to arriving to ensure that they will be able to see your pet.