Animal Emergency Clinic

Serving the St. Louis Area

Four convenient locations in the Greater St. Louis area.
For more information on our locations, click here.

Useful Links

support Lost Pets:
Where to find help

Pet Illness:
For information on common pet poisons, go to

Grief support:

Pet Loss Support Hotline at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Toll-free number: (800) 565-1526 or 530-752-4200 OR the Ohio State University Pet Loss and Support Information Line: 614-292-1823. Fax: 614-292-4142, Email:

Chicago VMA - 630-325-1600

Cornell University - Staffed by Veterinary Students - 607-253-3932

University of Illinois - Staffed by Veterinary Students -212-244-2273(CARE) or 877-394-2273(CARE)

Iowa State University - Staffed by veterinary students and volunteers. 888-ISU-PLSH (888-478-7574)

Michigan State University - Staffed by veterinary students. 517-432-2696.

Tufts University - Staffed by veterinary students. 508-839-7966.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. 540-231-8038.

Washington State University - Staffed by veterinary students. 509-335-5704.

There are two recommended websites that have live chat moderated by trained counselors and have articles/links to other sites. (Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement) and (Pet Love and Loss network)

St. Louis Humane Society does some grief counseling.

Miscellaneous Links:

For information on zoonotic diseases (diseases humans can contact from pets), click here.

For information on the West Nile Virus, go to

For information about dealing with ticks, go to

For information on cremation services, go to Animal Care Services.

St. Louis Animal Blood Bank

The Saint Louis Animal Blood Bank began operations in September of 1998. The blood bank was created as a cooperative effort between Associated Veterinary Specialists and the Animal Emergency Clinic to maintain a consistent supply of blood products for pets in the St. Louis area.

Our blood donors are volunteers. Your help and your dog's donation can save the lives of dogs. We are asking for assistance from the St. Louis community to maintain a safe and consistent blood supply for dogs. Without the support of the St. Louis dog community, we would not exist and some dogs would be declined needed life-saving treatments.

Requirements for potential donors:

  • Must be between the ages of one to six years
  • Are of even temperament
  • Be of normal body weight over fifty pounds
  • General good health
  • Current on vaccinations, heartworm free, and on preventative
  • Have never been pregnant and spayed if female
  • Not been a recipient of a blood transfusion

Membership requirements are as follows:

  • Able to bring pet in every 3 months over a course of 2 years
  • Make a total of 8 donations
  • No sedatives or anesthesia are required, donations take about 15-30 minutes

Membership benefits

For your participation in the program:

  • The satisfactions in knowing you are helping to save lives!
  • Free annual blood work, heartworm, and ehrlichia, and lyme test
  • Free blood products for the life of the donor
  • Free blood products for house mates while donor is active in program
  • Emergency fee waived at The Animal Emergency Clinics and an additional 10% off total bill

If interested please contact:

St. Louis Animal Blood Bank (located at the St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic)
9937 Big Bend Blvd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone (314) 614-K9BB or (314) 614-5922 Ask for Marianne
Or email us at:

Our Shareholder Clinics

The Animal Emergency Clinic is owned and operated by the St. Louis Veterinary Emergency Group, Inc. This group includes eighty plus shareholders who elect a five-member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors establish operating policies and philosophy of the clinics, and employ management staff that carry out the board's decisions and supervise the operation of the clinics on a daily basis.