Emergency and Urgent Care Resources

Emergency and urgent care services throughout the region, including the University's, frequently have more patients than they can handle, resulting in long wait times and temporary service closures until patient care capacity improves.

If the University of Minnesota's Small Animal Emergency Service is temporarily closed or the wait time is too long based on the urgency of your pet’s concern, please use the list below to contact other local Emergency Services that may have shorter wait times. We strongly recommend calling in advance as these clinics may also be temporarily closed or experiencing long wait times.

Emergency Facilities:

Urgent Care Facilities:

Clinics Outside the Metro:

Emergency Telehealth Service
When our Urgent Care and Emergency Services are beyond capacity or have long wait times, a video telehealth session with a veterinarian may help. VetTriage is an external company whose veterinarians are on standby 24-hours a day. Click VetTriage to get started.
If you do not have internet access or a device with a camera you can purchase a phone triage session with our vets by calling (800) 940-1921
Pet Poison Helpline logo

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.