Emergency Veterinary Service
of Iowa City

319-338-3605 or 319-351-4256

What is a pet emergency?

The following is only meant as a guide. It is never wrong to want your pet to be seen. If you are at all unsure about your individual situation please call us! There is someone here 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.

What constitutes an emergency for my pet?

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness, seizures, inability to stand/walk.
  • Profuse vomiting or diarrhea (especially more than one episode per hour)
  • Large wound (laceration, puncture, degloving)
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Dystocia (slow or difficulty giving birth)
  • Straining or inability to urinate
  • Poison exposure
  • Heat Stroke
  • Burns
  • Abdominal distension
  • Eye problems (especially redness of the globe)
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.

Common Emergencies

  • Lacerations
  • Hit by Car
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Toxin Ingestion
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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