Lewis Small Animal Hospital

COVID-19 Update

Due to covid-19, the Veterinary Medical Center has changed some of our operations that may affect your visit to the hospital.  If you have questions about our covid-19 preparedness plan, please ask a hospital representative.  We are experiencing higher than usual patient demand at this time and you should expect increased wait times. We thank you for your patience as we manage an unprecedented case load.

Priority will continue to be given to urgent and emergent cases. Certain specialty services will initially have more availability than others, to accommodate our most critical patients. We continue to be open evenings and weekends for urgent care and 24/7 for emergency medical care.

  • Clients seeking emergency care are encouraged to call ahead (612) 626-8387.
  • Please be aware that in order to mitigate the exposure of clients and staff to coronavirus, the VMC has implemented the following measures:
  • Please let us know if you or anyone in the pet's household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 such as, fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • For clients arriving at the hospital, you will be given instructions to call our front desk and wait in the car with your pet. A team member will be in contact with you by phone to ask you questions related to your pet's visit, at which time a member of the care team will come to your car to transport your pet into the hospital. In most situations, you will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow visitation to hospitalized patients during their stay except (on a case by case basis with clinician approval) in the case of end of life situations.

Protecting the health of our clients and employees is critical to our being able to provide care to our patients who need it most. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation.

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Dog and cat in a field with accreditation logo Providing the area's most comprehensive care for companion animals including specialty, emergency, urgent, and primary care

Our small animal hospital provides patients with access to expert veterinarians with an extended network of specialists and technology. A not-for-profit teaching hospital, our clinic provides cutting-edge services and is proud to help shape the future of veterinary medicine.

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1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

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