Emergency Vet In Rapid City, SD

Looking for an emergency vet in Rapid City, SD? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Rapid City, SD

      NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL (RAPID CITY)

      ADDRESS: 1315 Mt Rushmore Road, Rapid City SD 57701
      TEL: (605) 646-7236
      We look forward to serving you and your pet with the best possible veterinary care. We utilize the most current standards of care, and we specialize in providing comprehensive wellness care to keep your pet healthy now and in the future.

      ALL CREATURES VETERINARY HOSPITAL (RAPID CITY)

      ADDRESS: 1825 Clear View Lane, Rapid City SD 57702
      TEL: (605) 342-0052
      After practicing in our first home at 907 Jackson Blvd for 5 years, we could not believe that we had outgrown our facility so quickly. It was by God’s grace that I was fortunate enough to find our new home just a block and a half down at 1825 Clear View Lane in late 2015. Our new facility has been such a blessing as it provides more space and an ability to provide more advanced medical care to our clients and their pets on a regular basis.

      DAKOTA HILLS VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1571 East Highway 44, Rapid City SD 57703
      TEL: (605) 574-1211
      At Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, a Rapid City veterinarian, our most valuable assets are our clients and patients. The love you have for your pet drives us to do our very best, providing the most effective, personalized care available. We want to serve you and your animal family member for many years to come.

      COOK VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1727 E Anamosa Street, Suite 100, Rapid City SD 57703
      TEL: (605) 399-2665
      Cook Veterinary Clinic in Rapid City, SD offers veterinary services for both small and large animals. Our caring staff takes the time to provide your furry friend with the best medical care available. We personalize every animal’s care to meet its specific needs.

      WEST WINDS VETERINARY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 580 Seger Drive, Rapid City SD 57701
      TEL: (605) 343-3061
      West Winds Veterinary Services, PC, provides a broad range of medical and surgical animal care services. We strive to give our clients and patients a positive, low stress experience during each visit. We offer routine checkups and vaccinations, affordable spay & neuter services, emergency care, dental care, computerized radiology and an in-house lab. We offer drop off appointments at no additional charge.

      BLACK HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2909 Cambell Street, Rapid City SD 57701
      TEL: (605) 343-6066
      Comprehensive Pet Care. Locally owned since 1972, Black Hills Animal Hospital provides everything your pet needs to look and feel their best, from veterinary services to pet boarding and grooming. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

      ANIMAL CLINIC OF RAPID CITY

      ADDRESS: 1655 South Valley Drive, Rapid City SD 57703
      TEL: (605) 342-1368
      In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. At Animal Clinic of Rapid City our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.


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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.