Critical Care / Emergencies

Critical Care / Emergencies

Emergencies are given first priority at our office. If your pet is seriously ill or injured, and it is during normal business hours, please contact our office if at all possible as you bring your pet in. We may have special instructions for the safe transport of your pet. Critical care services include IV fluid therapy support with automatic fluid pumps, blood transfusions, management of shock, oxygen therapy, incubation, and advanced monitoring in our intensive care hospitalization area. For after-hours emergencies, please contact 317.336.8900 for instructions. The following emergency clinics are available if your pet is seriously ill or injured after hours or on holidays:

Indiana Veterinary Specialists
& Emergency Center

8250 Bash Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-841-3606 (8.3 miles)
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Circle City Veterinary Specialty
& Emergency Center

9650 Mayflower Park Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-872-8387 (19.3 miles)
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Northwood Animal Hospital
3255 North State Road 9
Anderson, IN 46012
Phone: 800.341.6111
or 765.649.5218 (27.8 miles)
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Noah’s Animal Hospital
5510 Millersville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Phone: 317-253-1327 (13.3 miles)
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While none require appointments, it helps them to know when you will be coming so they can prepare, so phone ahead if possible. If you have concerns about your pet going into an evening, weekend, or holiday, please phone or e-mail the office while we are still open, and we can very often offer options to contact or be contacted by the doctor after-hours. Dr. Risser sometimes covers holiday and weekend Emergency / Critical Care shifts at VCA’s West 86th Street Animal Hospital and is readily available to see your pet or answer questions.