Companion Animal Urgent Care
Cats • Dogs
Available during regular business hours and for after-hours emergencies until 10:00 PM
Call: (507) 233-2500
Large Animal Urgent Care
Horses • Cattle • Goats • Sheep • llamas • Pigs • Cervids
Call: (507) 233-2520
After 10pm Pet Emergency Referrals
Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
Call: (952) 942-8272
Contact University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
Call: (612) 626-8387
Emergency Veterinary Services for Pets
Our on-call veterinarians provide after-hours emergency services to current clients of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center and River Hills Pet Care Hospital. Once your pet has been evaluated, we will provide a treatment plan for services at our clinic or refer your pet to another location that provides 24-hour care.
If your pet is showing any symptoms or behaviors which are concerning you, contact New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center right away or if after 10pm, either of the after-hours referrals listed above. Our reliable and compassionate veterinary team at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center offers veterinary care for pets and large animals in emergency situations. Animal health is our passion, and we are proud to provide quality medical care when your pet requires it most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead - During our regular business hours and our after-hours emergency hours, call us right away. If it is after 10pm, call one of the hospitals listed above in order to let them know that you are on your way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - You may be provided instructions to help you apply first aid or make your animal companion as comfortable as possible. Make sure you follow these instructions as carefully as possible.
- 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. Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read through some of the most frequently asked questions below in order to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center.
- Do I need to call ahead?
New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for dogs and cat during our regular business hours and evening emergency hours from 7am - 10pm.
We provide 24/7 emergency services to large animals.
It's always best for you to contact us in advance of coming to our veterinary center, but we know that isn't always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit either of the after-hours emergency vet locations shown above.
- When is your clinic open for companion animal emergencies?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours and on an emergency on-call basis from 5:30pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, 1pm - 10pm Saturdays, and 7am - 10pm Sundays.
- When is your clinic open for large animals emergencies?
Our veterinarians see emergencies for large animals like horses, goats, cattle, sheep, llamas, and pigs 24/7/365.
- What if my pet has ingested poison?
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- 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
- 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our New Ulm veterinary center 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, cat, or large animal.
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 types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are able to treat New Ulm dogs, cats, and large animals with compassion and expertise.