24-Hour Emergency Pet Care

If your pet is experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call the numbers on the right hand side bar to reach us for advice on stabilizing your pet prior to transport to our facility. Click here for directions to reach us quickly.

We know how much your pet means to you. So when he or she is sick, hurt or uncomfortable because of a medical condition or injury, you want to soothe, fix or alleviate the pain.

So do we.

That’s why our emergency veterinarians are available to help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with these common illnesses and many other emergencies:

  • painful behavior
  • collapse or weakness
  • breathing problems
  • difficulty walking
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • vomiting or gagging
  • allergic reactions or swellings
  • trauma
  • straining or inability to urinate
  • toxicities--ingestions or exposures
  • excessive bleeding or bruising
  • unexplained fever, hypothermia or other illness

If your pet has a medical emergency, we suggest that you contact your primary veterinarian first. If they are unavailable, then call us so we can be ready to help immediately upon your arrival. If there’s no time to consult with your primary veterinarian or call ahead to us, by all means, please bring your pet in immediately.

We have offered emergency veterinary care for more than three decades, first as The Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES), and now as MedVet, one of the largest emergency and specialty care centers in the country.

Our emergency doctors limit their practice solely to emergency medicine, making them uniquely qualified and experienced to help your pet in any emergency situation.

What makes MedVet emergency services even more unique is the close working relationship of our emergency doctors and our veterinary specialists.

At any time, on any day or night, our emergency doctors are able to consult with a MedVet board-certified surgeon, internist, cardiologist, dermatologist, radiologist, medical or radiation oncologist, ophthalmologist, or neurologist to determine the best care for your pet.

We inform your family vet about your pet’s condition and treatment by providing copies of all medical records, laboratory findings, and treatment plans within 24 hours of your pet’s visit to MedVet. You and your vet will be regularly involved in helping to direct the ongoing care of your pet, whether at MedVet or by transfer back to your referring veterinarian’s clinic.

This total team approach, which includes emergency care, specialty care as needed, and the active involvement of your regular vet, ensures that your pet receives the world-class emergency care he or she deserves.

MEET THE TEAM:

Ohio

Cincinnati

Columbus

Dayton

Hilliard

  • Therese Allen, DVM
  • Emily Fagundo, DVM
  • Melissa Ferry, DVM
  • Pamela Kloepfer, DVM
  • Barbara A. Lightner, DVM, DACVS
  • Hilary K. Matthews, DM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Debra Primovic, DVM
  • Bradley Youngblood, DVM

Louisiana

Mandeville

New Orleans

What to Expect

As in an Emergency Facility for humans, pets at MedVet are quickly triaged and assessed for stability. The sickest pets will receive the most immediate care. Rapid, compassionate and efficient care ensures that even non-critical pets receive timely and thorough treatment alongside the seriously ill.

Our client services staff is prepared at any time to discuss initial emergency examination fees and our payment options and policies with you by calling the main hospital phone number in the link above. Your pet's well being is our reason for being. Please understand that payment is due at the time of service to ensure we can continue to be here for you and your pet well into the future.

To expedite your pet's care, you may print and complete the Client Registration form and Medical History form before your arrival.

Ohio

Louisiana

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Specialty Information

Our specialists are highly trained veterinarians who have undergone extensive, post-graduate training in a specific field of veterinary medicine. We have the most board-certified veterinary specialists under one roof in the Midwest. Find out more about our nationally recognized specialists.

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Vet Login Area

Our Vet Login Area allows referring veterinarians the ability to upload files and communications for quicker and easier information transfer.

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