Emergency Vets in Minnesota

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

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List of Emergency Clinics in Minnesota

ADDRESS: 14690 Pennock Avenue, Apple Valley MN 55124
TEL: (952) 953-3737
South Metro Animal Emergency Care (SMAEC) provides after-hours emergency care on weeknights, weekends, and all major holidays. At least one veterinarian and several veterinary technicians are on site during all open hours providing complete diagnostic and therapeutic services.
ADDRESS: 11850 Aberdeen Street NE, Blaine MN 55449
TEL: (763) 754-5000
Our 24 hour pet hospital is located in Blaine and serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and more than 500 clinics in a 100-mile radius of the Twin Cities, including facilities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Canada, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
ADDRESS: 2314 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55806
TEL: (218) 302-8000
When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, your Duluth emergency vet is ready. 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: 332 East Central Entrance, Duluth MN 55811
TEL: (218) 464-4774
Waters Edge Animal Hospital and Urgent Care is a full-service veterinary clinic dedicated to offering excellent health care for your pet. Our hospital provides complete medical, diagnostic and surgical services. We offer preventative healthcare, routine examinations and client education to keep your pet with your family for many years to come.
ADDRESS: 1014 Dale Street North, Saint Paul MN 55117
TEL:  (651) 487-3255
AfterHours Veterinary Care (AHVC) is a unique concept in urgent and critical care services, which opened to the public in Fall 2010. It was originally opened as an ancillary service of Como Park Animal Hospital, a Saint Paul veterinary icon for 30 years, to provide 24 hour care for its own clients and patients. Now AHVC has grown into an independent urgent and critical care veterinary service and now serves the Twin Cities Metro area.
ADDRESS: 1542 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul MN 55102
TEL:  (651) 293-1800
The Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) was established over 30 years ago by a group of veterinarians who wanted to provide their clients with quality veterinary care during non-business hours.
ADDRESS: 1365 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55108
TEL:  (612) 626-8387
The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota.

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.