Emergency Vets in Mitchell, SD

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List of Emergency Vets in Mitchell, SD


ADDRESS: 2020 West Havens Avenue, Mitchell SD 57301
TEL: (605) 996-3242
Your pets and livestocks health and wellbeing are very important to us, we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. Dr. James Beaty has over 35 years of experience in treating large and small animals and Dr. Cati Beaty has over 20 years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.


ADDRESS: 1111 West Spruce Street, Mitchell SD 57301
TEL: (605) 990-3388
Our goal is for you, your pets and livestock to have the best veterinary experience possible. Our team is dedicated to continuing education and compassion to provide your animals with the kind of care we expect for our own.


ADDRESS: 2410 North Street, Mitchell SD 57301
TEL: (605) 995-6112
We are a large and small animal clinic owned by Dr. Kevin Hubbert. Dr. Hubbert graduated from Iowa State University in 1984. He opened his own clinic in 2002. He provides care for all sorts of animals including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs and cats. We are by appointment only but will see emergencies any time of the day or night. Our office hours are M-F 8am to 5pm and Sat 8am to 12pm. Our office number is 605-995-1412 this is also our 24hr emergency number.
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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.