Emergency and Critical Care
If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency please call 208.375.1600 or come directly to the hospital.
We are located at 5019 N. Sawyer Ave., Garden City, ID 83714, one block north of the Chinden/50th street intersection in Garden City.
We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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, led by Dr. Dan Hume, a 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
• Over-heating (heat stroke) or hypothermia
• Bleeding from the nose, mouth and/or any uncontrollable bleeding
You may view or download a list of safety precautions for pet owners can take to help avoid veterinary emergencies HERE.
You may view or download a list of additional 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.