Small Animal Hospital
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Small Animal Hospital
Offering a 24-hour emergency & critical care facility to Tippecanoe & surrounding counties. The Emergency & Critical Care team provides immediate, advanced care.
If you have an emergency, please call 765-494-1107.
The Purdue University Small Animal Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency & critical care facility to serve Tippecanoe county and surrounding areas.
Located inside the David & Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital, the ER & Critical Care service is staffed and available to treat patients 24 hours a day.
We are open and accepting patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
No, we see referral and non-referral emergencies; we do not take cases by appointment. Cases presenting to the Emergency Service will be triaged and seen in order of the most critical patient first. You are encouraged to call prior to and upon arrival at the Purdue University Small Animal Hospital.
We have trained and board-certified emergency room clinicians to evaluate and treat any emergent care condition for your pet 24-hours a day. We triage all conditions presented to the hospital.
We embrace our role as a teaching institution and are proud to be one of the few Universities combining a veterinary technology and a DVM program under one roof.
Upon arrival through the Emergency Service, you will be triaged by a 4th year veterinary student or veterinary nurse. The 4th year veterinary student assigned to your pet will usually be the first point of contact and your direct liaison to your clinician. The attending clinician will either be an intern, a resident or a senior clinician. Your pet is evaluated by an entire team of specialists and specialists in training. If your pet is hospitalized, you will receive daily updates from the veterinary student and/or clinician by phone.
Many cases that initially present through the ECC service are transferred to other services within the hospital for further care. While your pet may still be housed in the hospital, the primary clinician(s) overseeing your case and communicating with you will then change. You will always be informed of any service transfers.
An exam fee is due at time of check in for your pet to be accessed by our team.
All payments are due at time of discharge.
The Veterinary Hospital accepts payment by cash, check, and Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards.
Care Credit, through Synchrony Bank, is available to qualifying clients seeking structured payment plans. If you have questions, please contact our billing office at 765-494-1107.