Animal Emergency Clinic

Serving the St. Louis Area

Four convenient locations in the Greater St. Louis area.
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Our Services

servicesThe St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics offer a wide range of emergency and critical care services to pets. We receive referrals from over 130 veterinary hospitals in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. In addition, we see many pets that do not have a primary veterinarian and need medical care.

We do not perform routine services such as vaccinations, prescribe flea tick and heartworm prevention products or perform routine spay and neuter services. We are an emergency room that is equipped, staffed and trained to provide care to sick and injured pets.

Please contact us for additional information about our services.

Emergency Services

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics offer a broad spectrum of services including emergency and critical patient monitoring, radiology, laboratory services, and surgery.

Our doctors are trained to provide care for a broad spectrum of presenting problems. Our most common diseases or injuries include: gastroenteritis, parvovirus, gastric dilatation and volvulus, foreign body ingestion, dystocia, pyometra, seizures, back pain or intervertebral disk disease, vestibular disease, lacerations, abscesses, allergic reactions, snake bites, various toxins (including rodenticides, permethrin, drug ingestion, and ethylene glycol), trauma, renal failure, congestive heart failure, feline urinary obstruction, diabetics management, neoplasias, head trauma and coagulopathies.

Providing Emergency Care to Pets for Over 30 Years

Medical Procedures

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic staff is trained to perform a variety of medical procedures including CPR, chest tube placement, oxygen therapy, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, pericardiocentesis, blood product transfusions, drug administration, fluid therapy, urinary catheterizations, splint placements, wound debridement and closure, hip luxation replacement, elbow luxation repair, various bandage placement, gastric lavage, emesis induction, feeding tube placement, heat support, blood glucose monitoring, medical care and isolation of infectious disease patients, nebulization and coupage therapy as well as many other life-saving treatments and procedures.

Diagnostic Procedures

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic staff is trained to perform a variety of diagnostic procedures including measurement of intraocular pressure, diagnostic thoracocentesis, diagnostic abdominocentesis, blood pressure assessment, laboratory blood analysis, urinalysis, electocardiograms, X-rays, barium studies, central venous pressure monitoring, cystourethorgram, as well as many other procedures.

Laboratory Services

Both of the St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics are equipped with a full laboratory capable of performing complete blood counts, diagnostic chemistry testing, blood typing, blood product cross-matching, activated clotting times, buccal mucosa bleeding times, evaluation of blood smears, packed cell volumes and total solids, heartworm testing, feline aids and feline leukemia testing and urinalysis testing. Additional specialized tests can be sent out to other diagnostic laboratories as needed.

Critical Patient Monitoring

Our clinics are equipped and trained to provide emergency and critical care monitoring of patients. Frequent examinations of patients are routinely performed on critical patients. In addition, a variety of monitoring devices are available including equipment to monitor body temperature, heart rates, heart rhythms (electrocardiogram), blood pressure, oxygen levels (pulse oximetry), laboratory monitoring of blood counts, blood chemistry and clotting times, and central venous monitoring. Additional monitors such as capnometry are available to our anesthetic patients.

Pharmacy Services

Both of the St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics are stocked with routine medications used to treat sick or injured pets. Our veterinarians can write prescriptions for medications not stocked in our clinics.

Radiology Services

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics are equipped to provide radiographic services. Radiographs, commonly known as "X-rays" are commonly done as a diagnostic tool to evaluate heart, lung, abdominal or limb problems. Additional radiographic procedures including barium studies and cystourethogram studies can be performed at both clinic locations. Digital radiography is also available at both of our locations.

Surgery Services

Each of the St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics is equipped with a surgical suite. Our doctors are capable of performing emergency surgeries including gastric and intestinal foreign body removal, gastropexy surgeries to treat "bloat", bladder stone removal, cesarean sections, emergency ovariohysterectomies, emergency hernia repairs, laceration repairs, enculeations, as well as many other surgical procedures.

Anesthesia Services

The St. Louis Animal Emergency clinics are equipped and trained to provide full range of anesthetic services. Anesthesia is required for surgical procedures. Special anesthetic monitoring equipment is also available including electrocardiogram, capnometry, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and body temperature monitoring.

Blood Transfusion Services

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic runs the St. Louis Animal Blood Bank. We are able to draw and administer packed red blood cells and plasma to dogs. One of our clinic locations houses several feline blood donors to provide emergency blood transfusion to our feline patients at both locations.

Endoscopic Services

The South County clinic is equipped with an endoscope that can be used for removal of foreign objects from the esophagus and stomach of dogs and cats.

Euthanasia

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics can perform euthanasia to suffering pets. We also work with a company that provides cremation services. For information on cremation options, go to Animal Care Service.