Emergency Vets in Kentucky

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

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List of Emergency Clinics in Kentucky

ADDRESS: 1591 Winchester Road, Suite 106, Lexington KY 40505
TEL: (859) 268-7604
Located in Lexington, KY, the veterinarians and staff at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency are committed to your pet’s healthcare and well-being.
ADDRESS: 150 Dennis Drive, Lexington KY 40503
TEL: (859) 278-2719
Welcome to MedVet Lexington! Our hospital is committed to providing exceptional emergency and specialty care for pets. We partner with your family veterinarian and serve as an extension of their practice should your pet need emergency or specialized care.
ADDRESS: 13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville KY 40223
TEL: (502) 244-3036
Our 13,500 square-foot, 24 hour vet hospital in Louisville is fully equipped for your pet’s needs. We also are a stable and trusted partner to referring veterinarians and the Louisville community. And we’re proud that one of our veterinarians was named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year in 2018.
ADDRESS: 4504 Outer Loop, Louisville KY 40219
TEL: (502) 966-4104
Our Emergency Hospital has been established in Louisville Kentucky’s Outer Loop, in Okolona, since 1978 and has been operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all holidays. We continue to be a national leader in veterinary medical treatment and emergency trauma care.
ADDRESS: 11800 Capital Way, Louisville KY 40299
TEL: (502) 266-7007
We are a high-quality referral and emergency pet hospital serving Louisville and the surrounding area. Providing excellent patient care, compassionate client service, and strong communication with primary care veterinarians for over 20 years.
ADDRESS: 2401 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY 40216
TEL: (502) 778-8317
Shively Animal Clinic & Hospital PSC serves cats, dogs, exotics, avian and pocket pets. We offer 24-hour emergency services, including euthanasia, pet cremation, grooming, nutritional counseling, laboratory services, vaccinations, routine examinations, and general and orthopedic surgeries in Kentucky.
ADDRESS: 1271 Robertson Road South, Murray KY 42071
TEL: (270) 753-6749
Westside Veterinary Service, located in Murray, KY, is a full service veterinary group providing an optimal level of care for many species of animals.
ADDRESS: 2120 Pimlico Drive, Richmond KY 40475
TEL: (859) 625-5678
Advanced Animal Care opened in December of 2008 as the area’s first 24 hour animal hospital and remains the only hospital of its kind in the area. Over the last year, AAC has experienced amazing growth with a team of new graduates and experienced veterans.

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.