Urgent care services are available for our clients during regular business hours.  Please call in advance and let us know if 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 established 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) to better handle late night medical concerns.   There are Blue Pearl locations in multiple parts of the Twin Cities, and Allied Emergency Veterinary Service is located in Rochester.  There are many other emergency and urgent care options located throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas – see below for a full list.

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
  • Poisoning
  • Trouble breathing
  • Seizures
  • Bloat
  • Dystocia (trouble delivering puppies or kittens)
  • Straining to urinate


24-Hour Emergency Hospitals:

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Hospital  – Golden Valley     (952) 942-8272

Blue Pearl Emergency Hospital – Arden Hills     (763) 754-5000

South Metro Animal Emergency Care – Apple Valley     (952) 953-3737

Allied Emergency Veterinary Service – Rochester    (507) 900-5600

Allied Emergency Veterinary Service – Minneapolis     (952) 521-3030

Allied Emergency Veterinary Service – Brooklyn Park    (763) 463-9800

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

Como Park Animal Hospital and After Hours Emergency Care – St Paul     (651) 487-3255  *Best emergency resource for exotic pets*

Iowa State University Small Animal Medical Center – Ames      (515)294-4900

All City Pet Care Emergency Hospital – Sioux Falls     (605) 335-4004


Other Urgent Care Options:  (later nights and weekends, but not 24-hour)

Mission Animal Hospital – Eden Prairie      (952) 938-1237

Prior Lake Pet Hospital – Prior Lake      (952) 447-2855


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.