Emergency Vet In Helena, MT

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Helena, MT

      MONTANA VETERINARY SPECIALISTS

      ADDRESS: 1660 Euclid Avenue, Helena MT 59601
      TEL: (406) 449-3539
      We are the only veterinary practice in Montana that has both a highly trained primary care vet and a board-certified internal medicine specialist in the same clinic. Your pet benefits from having all these medical resources in one state of the art veterinary clinic.

      ANIMAL CENTER VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1301 Cedar Street, Helena MT 59601
      TEL: (406) 442-3160
      The Animal Center Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility comprised of a modern hospital, a surgical unit with state of the art anesthesia monitoring equipment, digital radiology, and on-site laboratory.

      ALPINE ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1801 Cedar Street, Helena MT 59601
      TEL: (406) 449-7155
      As Helena’s first veterinary hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) we are what you expect for your family and are the Standard of Veterinary Excellence, all at an affordable price with services you can tailor to your personal needs.

      VALLEY VETERINARY HOSPITAL (HELENA)

      ADDRESS: 4880 N. Montana Avenue, Helena MT 59602
      TEL: (406) 204-4332
      At Valley Veterinary Hospital of Helena we strive to give your pet the best care possible. Our staff is committed to compassionate, quality, comprehensive care for all our patients and clients. Our goal is to maintain the cleanest facilities, the most up-to-date equipment and the most current skills available.


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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 stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • 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.

      Choking:

      • 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 manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconcious 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.