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

 Phone: 765-494-1107 - For Emergencies on Weekdays Between 8am-6pm

 Phone: 765-496-7911- For Emergencies on Weekdays After 6pm; Weekends and Holidays

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
  • Aimee Brooks, DVM, MS, DACVECC


  • Danielle Hundley, DVM
  • Kristen Marshall, DVM


(Rotates through all sections of the Small Animal Hospital)

  • Mark Byrum, DVM
  • Katheryn Cooley, DVM
  • Alexandra LaPorte, DVM
  • Steven McIntyre, DVM
  • Eric Nickerson, DVM
  • Christopher Olmo, DVM
  • Laura Rayhel, DVM
  • Rothman Reyes, 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, RVT
  • Katie Mowery, RVT
  • Betsie Nachtigal, RVT
  • Holly Shepherd
  • William Warren, RVT
  • Carol Zink BS, RVT

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

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