Pet Emergencies

Fairfield Emergency Veterinary Care

If your pet has an emergency outside of normal hospital hours, you may contact one of the following 24-hour fully staffed veterinary emergency clinics:

Emergency Veterinary Service of Iowa City
3030 Northgate Dr Suite B
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 338-3605

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center
755 Capital Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52317
(319) 841-5161

Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1600 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-4900

When to Seek Emergency
Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek immediate emergency care:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

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