Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in Idaho
WestVet offers Emergency Veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 208.375.1600 or come directly to our animal hospital.
Located at 5019 N. Sawyer Ave., Garden City, ID 83714, we are one block north of the Chinden/50th street intersection in Garden City.
Our team of veterinary emergency doctors and staff will provide your pet with medical care when your family veterinarian may not be available.
Whether during the middle of the night, weekends, or holidays, our team of highly-trained emergency veterinarians and technicians, led by Dr. Dan Hume, Board Certified Small Animal Criticalist, is here to help.
All patients are handled gently and lovingly, and kept clean and dry at all times. A veterinary nursing technician specifically assigned to your pet will monitor vital signs throughout the day and night and ensure feeding, cleaning, and treatment schedules are maintained. WestVet provides the highest level of emergency veterinary care in the Treasure Valley and surrounding region.
What is a Veterinary Emergency?
Contact your family veterinarian or come to the hospital immediately if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms in your pet:
• Difficulty breathing, coughing or choking
• Disorientation, weakness, seizures or collapse
• Inability to rise or walk
• Body temperature less than 99°F or over 104°F
• Frequent vomiting and/or diarrhea or evidence of blood in vomit or stool
• Blood in urine or straining to urinate
• Suspected ingestion of foreign object or poison
• Snake bite
• Bloating (swollen, hard abdomen)
• Trauma (car accident, dog fight, fall, laceration)
• Fractured limbs, swelling of joints, lameness, or paralysis
• Difficulties during labor
• Overheating (heat stroke) or hypothermia
• Bleeding from the nose, mouth and/or any uncontrollable bleeding
Idaho's only VECCS Level 1 Certified Animal Trauma Center
WestVet earned Level 1 Certification from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society in October 2015. This distinction places the Idaho animal trauma center among the elite veterinary hospital care centers in the United States and means that our team of veterinary specialists and staff offer the highest level of veterinary care in the industry.
View/download a list of safety precautions to help avoid veterinary emergencies HERE.
View/download a list of symptoms or ailments which require medical attention HERE.
WestVet 24 hour Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is always open; no appointment is necessary for emergency veterinary care. Please come directly to our hospital.