The Leading Pet Emergency Center in North Dakota and Western Minnesota
If your pet is unwell and needs to be seen ASAP, we encourage you to call and let us know you are on your way so we can be prepared when you arrive, but we understand that is not always possible.
Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center is committed to providing the best emergency care to all pets throughout the Fargo-Moorhead region. Our facility is open 24/7/365 and is always staffed with a licensed veterinarian and veterinary technicians who are trained in emergency medicine. In addition, we are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment, which allows us to quickly assess your pet’s condition and make recommendations for treatment. You can find out more about what to expect from your visit to our Homepage.
Symptoms That May Indicate an Emergency
Bloated or Painful Abdomen
Pain or Limping
Inability to Urinate or Defecate
Seizures, Staggering, or Stumbling
Lacerations or Wounds
Collapse or Weakness
Bloody Vomiting/Diarrhea or Prolonged GI Symptoms
Pet Emergencies Are Our Specialty
Whether your pet has been in an accident, is dealing with a serious illness, or just “seems off,” we’re standing by to provide your furry family member with compassionate and expert medical care. Because we specialize in pet health emergencies, we are able to give our full attention to stabilizing your pet, diagnosing the problem, and beginning lifesaving treatment. We also have North Dakota’s only board-certified emergency and critical care specialist on staff for complex and severely critical cases. We are proud to be the region’s top-rated pet emergency facility, providing care for your beloved pet when your regular veterinarian can’t.
We’ll Work Closely with Your Primary Vet
Once your pet is able to return home, we will refer you back to your own veterinarian for continued care, supplying them with all of the information we have gathered about your pet’s situation, plus the procedures and treatments we performed.
Because getting answers quickly is key in saving the life of a sick or injured pet, we are set up for image testing including:
- Digital X-rays*
- CT Scanner*
- GI Endoscopy
*Capability for review of images by boarded radiologist
Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center is proud to have a full service in-house lab which is capable of running all routine bloodwork (CBC and chem panels), as well as performing specialized testing for such things as ethylene glycol (anti-freeze) testing, blood gas analysis, canine and feline pancreatitis screening, coagulation testing (clotting times), Parvovirus, FeLV/FIV and tick-disease screening, and more.
Specialized Therapies and Advanced Monitoring Services
- -IV Fluids and Shock Treatment
- Wound Repair and Fracture Treatment (splint or cast)
- Blood and Plasma Transfusions (canine and feline)
- Blood Pressure (direct and indirect)
- Capnography, ECG, and Pulse Oximetry
Urinary Catheter Placement
- Feeding Tube Placement (short-term and long-term)
- Chest Tubes and Abdominal Drains
- Anesthesia for High-Risk Critical Patients
- ICU Oxygen Cage and Nasal Oxygen
- Emergency Abdominal Surgery
- Treatment of Toxin Ingestions