Emergency Vets in Iowa

Looking for an emergency vet in Iowa? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

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List of Emergency Clinics in Iowa

ADDRESS: 1600 S. 16th Street, Ames IA 50011
TEL: (515) 294-4900
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice and committed service to the State of Iowa, the nation and the world.
ADDRESS: 2810 State Street, Bettendorf IA 52722
TEL: (563) 344-9599
Animal Emergency Center of Quad Cities is a full-service animal hospital in Bettendorf, IA. Quad Cities. Our veterinarians and veterinarian assistants are experienced and prepared to handle any situation.
ADDRESS: 6457 Summer Street, Burlington IA 52601
TEL: (319) 752-1566
Summer Street Animal Clinic strives to provide compassionate, high quality health care for our patients.
ADDRESS: 1703 State Street, Cedar Falls IA 50613
TEL: (319) 277-4564
Cedar Valley Veterinary Center is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa in conjunction with the historic community Main Street. For over 30 years CVVC has been devoted to caring for our animal friends in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly and the surrounding Cedar Valley.
ADDRESS: 755 Capital Drive Southwest, Cedar Rapids IA 52404
TEL: (319) 841-5161
Similar to a human hospital, Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center offers 24-hour emergency care as well as specialty appointments available by referral. Our advanced facility is home to expert veterinarians in multiple areas of medicine who provide comprehensive care for pets with critical or complex medical conditions.
ADDRESS: 4631 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines IA 50322
TEL: (515) 727-4872
When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, we’re ready. If your pet has a condition that requires a specialist’s expertise, we’re ready for that too. Our experienced team of veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.
ADDRESS: 6110 Creston Avenue, Des Moines IA 50321
TEL: (515) 280-3100
At Iowa Veterinary Specialties, we have one mission: to exceed the expectations of our clients, their families, and the referral community.
ADDRESS: 3030 Northgate Drive, Suite B, Iowa City IA 52245
TEL: (319) 338-3605
We offer 24/7 care for life-threatening illness and injury. Our dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is accredited by the AAHA, American Animal Hospital Association.
ADDRESS: 411 Oskaloosa Street, Pella IA 50219
TEL: (641) 620-8880
At Pella Pets Veterinary Clinic, we provide our patients with quality, common sense medicine in a caring, friendly atmosphere.
ADDRESS: 650 Highway T14, Pella IA 50219
TEL: (641) 628-4040
Tri-County Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Pella, IA. The professional and courteous staff at Tri-County Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

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.


  • 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 manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.


  • 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.