Veterinary Referral Center

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Access world class veterinary services in our referral-only satellite location in Apple Valley.  

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Referral Center (VRC) in Apple Valley, MN is a branch of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center that provides specialty care for pets and companion animals from board-certified specialists in internal medicine and surgery. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone: 952-953-3737

Special offer!

The VRC is reimbursing the cost of a surgical assessment/diagnostic exam for all first-time patients who complete such an appointment before December 31, 2019 – a $214 value

The surgical procedure must be completed within 30 days after the initial VRC exam and the credit will be applied at the patient's discharge post surgery. 
Other fees may apply and will be charged at regular pricing.

Emergency care

If you live in the South Metro area and your pet needs emergency care when your primary veterinarian is unavailable, University of Minnesota Veterinary Referral Center suggests you take your pet to:

  • South Metro Animal Emergency Care, located in the same hospital.
    Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. Saturday/Sunday open 24 hours (closing at 8 a.m. Monday). Open 24 hours on Holidays. 

  • University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center in St. Paul.
    Hours of operation: Emergency open 24 hours, Urgent care open Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

Location and contact information

Veterinary Referral Center at South Metro Animal Emergency Care
14690 Pennock Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: 952-953-3737
Fax: 952-953-4453