Emergency Service

Offering Emergency Care to Animals

As the only 24-hour emergency facility in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, the Emergency Service at the Purdue University Small Animal Hospital offers emergency care to animals in our community and beyond. The ER service is staffed and available to treat and 24 hours ad day.


We are open and accepting patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-1107 or 765-496-7911 for Emergencies

Do I need an Appointment?

For Clients:

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 Small Animal Hospital. Upon your arrival, park, remain in your car, and call the receptionist/client liaison for curbside assistance - 765-494-1107 or 765-496-7911.

For RDVMs:

If you have a case for the Emergency Service, please contact us during business hours through the referral help desk at 765-496-7911 and after hours through the main small animal line 765-494-1107.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered


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.  


Who will be seeing my pet?

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.

Our Team

Full-time Clinicians

ECC Clinicians




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

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