Emergency Vets in Grand Forks, ND

Looking for an emergency vet in Grand Forks, ND? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

List of Emergency Vets in Grand Forks, ND


ADDRESS: 2325 32nd Avenue South, Grand Forks ND 58201
TEL: (701) 772-7289
Kindness Animal Hospital is a full service small animal veterinary hospital. We offer the best in routine preventative health care for all pets along with providing routine and advanced medical and surgical services. Dr. Rick Odegard is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments.


ADDRESS: 1150 40th Avenue South, Grand Forks ND 58201
TEL: (701) 775-0549
We, at Petcetera Animal Clinic, aim to treat your pet as we would treat our own animals and to establish a lifelong doctor-patient relationship. We emphasize preventative medicine to be proactive with your pet’s health. By using updated technology, we educate our clients on the newest treatments, procedures, and products.


ADDRESS: 2825 36th Avenue South, Suite B, Grand Forks ND 58201
TEL: (701) 757-3500
Our animal care team is composed of talented doctors and vet techs, which differ from vet assistants in that they undergo more extensive training to be qualified to perform more technical responsibilities, from surgery assistance and x-rays to maintaining pet treatments.
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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.