Emergency Vets in Utah

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

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List of Emergency Clinics in Utah

ADDRESS: 908 North Main Street, Layton UT 84041
TEL:(801) 683-6201
We would like to introduce you to Mountain West Veterinary Specialists, a new 24/7 specialty and emergency hospital in Northern Utah! Mountain West Veterinary Specialists offers surgery, internal medicine, critical care and emergency services, with CT, ultrasound, digital radiology, fluoroscopy, endoscopy and ICU care.
ADDRESS: 308 West 7200 South, Midvale UT 84047
TEL:(801) 871-0600
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 veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.
ADDRESS: 428 West 800 North, Orem UT 84057
TEL:(801) 765-1010
At Pet Urgent Care, our primary focus is to provide Utah Valley and the surrounding area with the most advanced veterinary emergency and critical medical care during after-hours, weekends, and holidays. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and specialists, highly trained technicians and compassionate support staff all come together at our brand new, state-of-the-art facility to provide personalized patient care and client education.
ADDRESS: 1021 East 3300 South Millcreek, Salt Lake City UT 84106
TEL:(801) 942-3951
You are not alone when your pet is in need. Your family veterinarian and Advanced Veterinary Care (AVC) are here to help. AVC is a 24-hour specialty referral practice providing sophisticated emergency and critical care, trauma management, surgery, internal medicine, and oncology referral services.
ADDRESS: 6360 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City UT 84121
TEL:(801) 278-3367
VCA Cottonwood Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital treating dogs and cats in Salt Lake City, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, and Sandy. VCA Cottonwood Animal Hospital has 15 licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

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.