24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency Services are open and fully staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Please do not hesitate to call us 360-694-3007 or come in if your pet is ill or injured.  Our Emergency and Critical Care team is lead by a Board Certified Emergency and Critical Care Specialist. No appointment is necessary for your pet to be seen in our Emergency Service.  Calling ahead to the hospital, when possible, to let us know you are on your way is appreciated.  Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis in our Emergency Room.  However, patients in life threatening situations will always take precedence when deemed medically necessary.  Some conditions that may require a visit to the ER include:

  • Airway Obstructions
  • Arrhythmias
  • Asthma
  • Bloat or Distention
  • Collapsed Lungs
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fractures
  • Head Trauma
  • Heart Failure
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Lung Contusions
  • Difficulty Giving Birth
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Convulsions or Seizures
  • Sepsis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Toxicities (Toxic Plant List)
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Trauma
  • Vomiting
  • Wounds
  • Blood Parasites
  • Parvovirus
  • Salmon Poisoning
  • Sudden Limb Instability
  • Tick Transmitted Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Hematologic Emergencies
  • Liver Failure
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gall Bladder Mucocele
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Ocular Emergencies
  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Kidney Failure
  • Urethral Obstruction
  • Difficulty Breathing

Emergency Veterinarians and Clinicians

Our Veterinarians are committed to the study of emergency medicine and keep current on the latest emerging treatments within this specialty. They enjoy the intellectual challenge of managing diverse and complex medical conditions in a constantly changing, fast paced environment. These compassionate and skilled doctors are able to provide top quality care at a moment’s notice — regardless of the emergency.

Dr. Megan Seekins
Medical Director

Dr. Lisa Thompson

Dr. Louis Sutton

Dr. Kevin Paskowski

Dr. Sari Miller

Dr. Heather Poncelow

Dr. Becky Skover

Dr. Leah Gibbs

Dr. Ryan Seifert

Dr. Kate Fernhoff

Dr. Lydia Kazmar

Emergency and Critical Care Technicians

Our Veterinary Technicians play a vital role in the care of your pet while they are hospitalized. Licensed Veterinary Technicians have completed training and education to prepare them to take and pass a National Board Exam. As in a human hospital, these skilled professionals interface closely with patients and doctors, ensuring that each patient receives expert attention around the clock. They are dedicated to patient care and comfort and spend a good deal of time working one on one with their patients.

*The ASPCA toxic plant list contains names and photos of plants that have been reported as having negative effects on animals.  We are providing the ASPCA link to assist you in identifying poisonous plants that your pet may have been exposed to. Please understand that this service is not intended as a method of providing a definitive diagnosis for your pet.  The ASPCA site also includes a 24-hour emergency poison hotline telephone number. Be aware that the ASPCA does charge a phone consultation fee, however the information you gain from the consultation is valuable and may be used in the treatment of your pet. The Animal Poison Control Center may refer you to your local animal emergency hospital to seek treatment for your pet.  If you think your pet may have been exposed to or ingested toxic materials, please call CRVS at 360-694-3007.