Emergency Vets in Butte, MT

Looking for an emergency vet in Butte, MT? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

List of Emergency Vets in Butte, MT


ADDRESS: 840 South Montana Street, Butte MT 59701
TEL: (406) 299-3700
Highlands Veterinary Hospital in Butte is a full service companion animal hospital offering preventative care and advanced treatment procedures for all your pets. We treat your companion pets as our own and strive to provide excellent service in a friendly and professional atmosphere.


ADDRESS: 2330 Amherst Avenue, Butte MT 59701
TEL: (406) 494-4044
VCA Amherst Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital treating birds, cats, dogs, exotic, pockets pets, rabbits and reptiles in Butte, Whitehall, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Basin, Boulder, Wisdom, Wise River, and Phillipsburg, Montana.


ADDRESS: 3302 Monroe Avenue, Butte MT 59701
TEL: (406) 494-3630
If you need veterinary medicine services in the Butte, MT area, visit us at Animal Medical Clinic. We provide the expert veterinary medicine services you want and what your pets deserve. Our Butte, MT clients trust us for our high quality, affordable veterinary products and services.


ADDRESS: 6000 Harrison Avenue, Butte MT 59701
TEL: (406) 299-2102
We are Butte’s only full-service Mixed-Practice Veterinary Hospital, and love to care for critters of all sizes. Every day, we offer from-the-heart care and compassion that comes from a privately-owned, small-town practice with big-city technology and innovation.
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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.