Emergency Vets in Aberdeen, SD

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List of Emergency Vets in Aberdeen, SD


ADDRESS: 2503 West Highway 12, Aberdeen SD 57401
TEL: (605) 226-3816
Northern Plains Animal Health is a full-service veterinary clinic, treating small and large animals of multiple species and breeds. We are open six days a week to fit the needs of you and your pet, and we offer a variety of services including boarding, wellness check-ups, surgery, grooming and animal dentistry.


ADDRESS: 704 S Melgaard Road, Aberdeen SD 57401
TEL: (605) 229-1691
Since 1972, Animal Care Clinic has been Aberdeen’s locally owned and operated veterinary clinic. We pride ourselves on offering more than 40 years of experience in quality veterinary care for cats and dogs of all sizes. Our services include vaccinations, blood work, neuter and spay services and much more.


ADDRESS: 38339 134th Street, Aberdeen SD 57401
TEL: (605) 226-8895
Keep your pet healthy, happy, and safe from diseases with regular checkups. We can provide your furry friend with an array of veterinary services like vaccinations, checkups, and general surgeries.
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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

How to Handle Your Injured Pet

It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

For Dogs:

  • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
  • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
  • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

For Cats:

  • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
  • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

First Aid Treatment At Home

Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabilize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.


  • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
  • If possible, elevate the injury.


  • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
  • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.


  • If your pet is unconscious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
  • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
  • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
  • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
  • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
  • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.