Topeka’s Urgent Pet Care

When your pet needs urgent veterinary care, we offer services delivered with compassion and care.

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Vet Urgent Care Services at Stone House

If your pet is suffering from a life-threatening trauma or disease, visit Stone House Animal Hospital for our urgent vet services. Our staff of highly-trained veterinarians has the experience and the equipment to treat your pet with the expert care you’d expect. We are open for urgent animal care visits and can help you if you’re coming in from a primary care veterinarian. At Stone House, we are equipped with continuous cardiac telemetry, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, an in-house laboratory, digital radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasound.

Animal Urgent Care FAQs

What are the signs that your pet is having an urgent problem?

It can be hard to know when to bring your pet to the vet, when to wait it out, and when to seek urgent animal care. If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please bring them in.

  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or nonstop coughing or gagging
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes
  • Hit by a car
  • Bite wounds
  • Seizure activity
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Inability to urinate or defecate (poop)
  • Bloated abdomen or dry heaving
  • Eye injuries
  • Overheating or heat stroke
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Snakebite
  • Allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives)
  • Lameness or not walking
  • Trouble giving birth

What should you do if your pet is having an urgent medical problem?

If you suspect your cat, dog, or other pet is having an urgent health issue, try to stay calm so that you can get them to safety and get them the urgent services they need. Here are some steps to follow in case of a pet emergency.

  1. Get your pet to a safe place. If your pet has been injured or is found in a dangerous situation, this is your first step.
  2. Give us a call at 785-335-9155. Our staff can help you determine if you should come in, what you should do for your pet’s immediate needs (such as bleeding, seizures, snake bite, etc.), and what you can do to prepare your pet for the ride to our facility.
  3. Prepare your vehicle and your pet for the ride. Your animal may be in pain or in stress, so staying calm and making the transfer to the car comfortable and safe is top priority. Lay down towels if needed, cover your pet’s eyes if you feel they may be panicking, and use a blanket or towel as a makeshift stretcher that doesn’t put as much pressure on any injured areas.
  4. Drive carefully to our urgent care animal hospital. Watch the road and drive carefully to our location at 1010 SW Fairlawn Road in Topeka. We will assist you upon arrival.

Do I need to book an appointment for vet urgent care?

No, our clinic does not require appointments, but we encourage you to check our open hours before leaving. Note that we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.