Pet Emergency Care

Serious health problems, injuries, and illnesses require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Sweetbriar Veterinary Clinic offers quality emergency care Monday through Friday.

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

The alternate 24 hour emergency facility we have is the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita located at 5618 W. 21st St. N. Wichita, KS 67205; 316-262-5321. We also recommend Urgent Pet Care located at 11110 E 26th St N Suite 600, Wichita, KS 67226; 316-440-5900. This facility is not open 24 hours but have extended hours in the evenings and weekends.

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips

  • Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.
  • For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.
  • For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.
  • Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.

If  you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us at 316-838-0861 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at 888-426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.