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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Sun Valley Animal Center we will do what we can to accommodate emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs both during our regular clinic hours and with after-hours care available on occasion.

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Contact Sun Valley Animal Center

Main Clinic: (208) 726-7777

Downtown Clinic: (208) 726-7790

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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VetTriage is proud to offer after-hours and emergency assistance to clients and pet patients by partnering with Sun Valley Animal Center.

For a small fee, VetTriage will give you at-home guidance or immediate connection to the West Coast Veterinary Services emergency staff, whatever your pet needs. 

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After-Hours Vet Emergency Care

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact one of the after-hours emergency pet hospitals below.

Healing Hands Small Animal Emergency

449 Madrin St Suite 104
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Weekdays: 05:00 pm- 12:00 am
Weekends: 02:00 pm - 12:00 am

Call: (208) 543-7150

WestVet Boise

5024 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City,
ID 83714, United States

OPEN: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Call: (208) 375-1600

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided 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 In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Ketchum veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Sun Valley Animal Center. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?
    Sun Valley Animal Center provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours and we do offer some after-hours care when on-call doctors are available.

    Clinic hours:

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • 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
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
    Our Ketchum animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Sun Valley Animal Center we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are experienced with the emergency veterinary needs of cats and dogs.

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New Patients Welcome

Sun Valley Animal Center is accepting new patients at our two convenient locations! Our vets are passionate about the health of our Valley's pets. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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