Frequently Asked Questions

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You can avoid costly after-hour visits to the animal hospital by contacting a veterinarian at the first sign of problems. Delaying treatment can result in medical complications and unnecessary worry.

Pet health emergencies during regular hours of operation always have immediate priority (Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm and Saturday, 9am – 1pm).

When the animal clinic closes, all pet health emergencies are referred to the Emergency Clinic of Southwest Missouri. A veterinarian and veterinary technician are on duty from 6pm to 8am the following morning. You can reach them at (417) 889-1600 or in-person at 400 South Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65802.

This emergency animal hospital was founded by a collective group of local veterinarians interested in serving the critical care needs of local pets. This veterinary hospital is designed to handle all types of veterinary emergencies and ICU monitoring.

These emergency veterinary services are available to pet owners from Springfield, Republic, Nixa, Ozark and Rogersville, MO including neighboring communities.


Should a pet health emergency arise, the following can make a significant difference in the outcome:

  • Remain calm.
  • Phone for advice.
  • Do not attempt home remedies.
  • Discuss your pet health emergency with the veterinary staff on duty.
  • Copy the street directions to the animal clinic carefully.
  • Be cautious when handling injured pets.