Urgent care services are available during regular business hours. When possible, please call in advance and let us know that you would like to come in.
After hours, we do not have 24-hour emergency services and are not staffed overnight. However, our doctors work on a rotating call schedule to offer advice and triage on the phone, and can provide some limited urgent care services for our current clients.
For medical issues with our patients that occur after business hours, call the regular clinic number at 507-345-5900 and you will be directed as to how to get in touch with the doctor on call. If you are not a current client at MVPH, please call your regular veterinarian and follow their recommendations.
After 10pm we direct calls to Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital at 952-942-8272 (see link below) in Eden Prairie to better handle late night pet medical concerns. There is also a Blue Pearl Emergency location in Rochester, and several others in the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, please call during regular business hours.
What constitutes an emergency? Some examples would include but is not limited to:
- Trauma or blood loss
- Trouble breathing
- Dystocia (trouble delivering puppies or kittens)
- Straining to urinate
24-Hour Emergency Hospitals:
Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Hospital – Eden Prairie (952) 942-8272
Blue Pearl Emergency Hospital – Rochester (507) 424-3976
University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center – St. Paul (612) 626-VETS (8387)
Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota – Oakdale and St. Paul (651) 501-3766
South Metro Animal Emergency Care – Apple Valley (952) 953-3737
Allied Emergency Veterinary Service – Minneapolis (952) 521-3030
Como Park Animal Hospital and After Hours Emergency Care – St Paul *Best emergency resource for exotic pets*
Iowa State University Small Animal Medical Center – Ames
All City Pet Care Emergency Hospital – Sioux Falls
Other Urgent Care Options: (later nights and weekends, but not 24-hour)
Mission Animal Hospital – Eden Prairie
Prior Lake Pet Hospital – Prior Lake
The following web sites are very informative about potential toxins, house plants and pet safety. For pet poisonings, please call us first before poison control as we are familiar with many common poisons. If possible have the container with a list of any active ingredients on hand. If needed we will direct you to poison control.
Pet Poison Helpline – 855-764-7661 $59 consultation fee for any animal poison related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ASPCA Poison Control – 888-426-4435 $65 consultation fee for any animal poison related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.