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Emergency Services at MVES

Pet emergency care in Mission, KS

If your pet is having a medical emergency bring them to our hospital as soon as possible or call us at (913) 722-5566.

Symptoms that may signal that your pet is having a health emergency:

  • Labored or stopped breathing

  • Distended Abdomen

  • Excessive drinking and Urination

  • Ingestions of Chocolate, Medications, Poisons

  • Discoloration of the mouth (ex: blue or red gums or tongue)

  • Large cuts or wounds that are excessively bleeding or have visible bone

  • Sudden passing out, collapse, or difficulty to get back up

  • Failure to respond or rouse when called or moved

  • A bite from an unidentified snake or insect

  • A bite from a wild animal or another pet whose vaccination history is unknown to you

  • Seizures

  • Paralysis of the back legs

  • Any combination of vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, staggering, difficulty urinating, and excessive panting or drooling

  • Any combination of swelling, hives, excessive salivation, vomiting, and diarrhea

If your pet is suffering from any of the above symptoms or is displaying other severe signs of illness visit our facility in Mission, KS immediately. Our emergency veterinary staff is ready to help you and your pet at a moment’s notice. If you have any doubt if your pet is having an emergency, do not hesitate to call us so we can assist you in determining the urgency of your pet’s health problem.

Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

What You Should Do if Your Pet Is Having an Emergency

If you suspect your pet is having a medical emergency, please remain calm and follow the below steps so that you can get your pet the treatment that they need. Moving confidently, quickly, and safely can keep your pet from becoming more stressed and frightened than they already are.

  1. Get your pet to a safe location

    If your pet is injured near a potential hazard, such as roadways or a venomous snake, carefully move them to safety. Putting a soft cloth over your pet’s eyes and face may calm them down, and towels can make a makeshift stretcher that can help you move your pet.

  2. Contact our hospital

    Examine your pet and take note of their symptoms, and then call us at (913) 722-5566. A quick explanation of your pet’s health emergency can help our veterinary staff prepare to care for your pet. Upon arrival at our hospital you can provide more details about the injury or ailment your pet is suffering from.

  3. Put your pet in your vehicle

    If possible, get another adult to help you move your animal to your car. If necessary, you can provide towels or blankets to your pet to keep them comfortable on the drive over.

  4. Carefully drive to our hospital. Our staff will provide more instruction upon arrival.

Not every animal health issue may constitute a medical emergency. The information detailed above will help you assess the severity of your pet’s condition and can help determine the course of action you should take. If there is any doubt regarding your pet’s safety, please bring them to our hospital immediately. We are also able to provide guidance and assist you over the phone at (913) 722-5566, 24/7.

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Pet Poison Control

If you think your pet has ingested or otherwise been exposed to a poisonous substance and is showing any of the following symptoms please call ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center immediately.

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Specialized Critical Care Treatment and Therapy

  • Anesthesia for high risk, critical patients

  • ICU Ventilator

  • Oxygen

  • Urinary Catheter Placement

  • IV Catheter Placement

  • CPR

  • Blood and Plasma Transfusion

  • Feeding Tubes

  • Continues ECG

  • Continuous suctions for chest and other drains

  • Nutritional support

  • Pain medication delivery via constant rate infusion

  • Parvo Virus testing and treatment

  • Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) testing

  • Intensive Monitoring

    • Blood Gas Measurement (arterial and venous)

    • Blood Pressure (direct and indirect)

    • Urinary Catheter placement and measurement of urine output