Animal Emergency Service

The Animal Emergency Service (AES) at Purdue University offers emergency care to animals in the community that need to be seen by a veterinarian when their own veterinarian is unavailable. The staff of the AES practice emergency and critical care nursing skills specifically for small animal patients.


Monday through Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 24 hours/per day

Contact Information


Purdue University Small Animal Hospital
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907


We have the capability to offer the following to patients:

  • Evaluation of your pet by a well-trained veterinarian
  • X-rays
  • Blood work
  • Antibiotics
  • Other needed drugs
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • ECG Monitoring
  • Nebulization
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Direct and Indirect Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Blood and Plasma Transfusions

These tests help the clinicians determine the patient’s needs and allow them to know if more intense therapies should be performed. The Small Animal ICU has recently added a critical care ventilator and advanced monitoring to help patients who are unable to breathe on their own.

The ICU employs 12 registered veterinary technicians that care for the hospitalized patients offering individual nursing care and intense monitoring. The technicians administer medications, various therapies and pay special attention to patient comfort.

About Our Staff


Paula Johnson, DVM

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC

David Yenerich, DVM

Stephanie Inoue, DVM


Danielle Hundley, DVM

Kristen Marshall, DVM

Interns (Rotates through all sections of the Small Animal Hospital)

Ghanasyam Bey, DVM

Emory Dolan, DVM

William Goff, DVM

Alessandra Keenan, DVM

Julia Lindholm, DVM

Derek Matthews, DVM

Dana Sengewald, DVM


Tami Lind, RVT, Technician Supervisor

Shannon Auten, RVT

Amy Butcher, RVT

Jennifer Dwiggins, RVT

Jill Huenemann, RVT

Michelle Kelley, RVT

Benjamin King, RVT

Patience Klecka

Katie Mowery, RVT

Betsie Nachtigal, RVT

Holly Shepherd

William Warren, RVT

Carol Zink BS, RVT

Current Veterinary Clinical Trials

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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