Emergency Veterinary Service
of Iowa City
319-338-3605 or 319-351-4256
First Aid for trauma cases
- Call, or have someone call, EVSIC to let us know you are coming in and what type of injury/illness to expect so we are ready when you get here.
- Put a muzzle (nylon stocking, masking tape, etc. ) on your pet if he/she is injured. Use caution. If your pet is in pain you may get bitten as you try to help.
- If your pet cannot walk, slide a blanket or piece of board under him/her to use as a stretcher.
- If your pet can walk, assist him/her into the car with support under the chest or hindquarters.
- If there is bleeding, press firmly at the site of the bleeding. Cover the area with a pack made from gauze, handkerchief, or paper towels, etc...
Things that will help us help your pet
- If you suspect poison ingestion:
- What type of poison? Please bring package and/or sample.
- When was it consumed? When was pet's most recent meal?
- Do not give over-the-counter medications to your pet.
- Reason: they may interfere with necessary treatments here at the hospital.
- Example: giving aspirin for pain can negate stronger pain meds we could prescribe if necessary.
- If you already have: Please make note of exactly what you gave, the strength and how much, and when you gave it.
- If pet is seizing:
- Any possibility of toxin? If so, please bring package/sample.
- All possible information on type of seizure, duration, symptoms prior to, history of seizures.
- Please use caution when handling a sick or injured pet as they are more likely to bite or scratch. You may want to wrap your pet in a towel in order to protect yourself when transporting.
Fees & Policies
EVSIC does expect payment at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, checks and major credit/debit cards. Payment plans may be available, 50% is needed up-front for this option.
The emergency fee is $88.40. This covers the initial exam. Any other diagnostics, treatment, and/or medications are at regular hospital prices and all fees will be discussed with you prior to service.
- Hit by Car
- Difficulty Urinating
- Trouble Breathing
- Allergic Reactions
- Toxin Ingestion