Emergency: 541-210-9200   1820 NW Monterey Pines Dr. Bend, OR    

8am -Midnight, 7days a week 365 days a year

Emergency Hospital

At VRC, we’re equipped to handle any type of pet emergency. We treat everything from ear infections to complicated trauma patients. For the most critical patients and those needing extended medical attention, we provide exceptional 24-hour nursing care.

No appointment is necessary for emergency services, but, if possible, please call ahead to let us know you are on your way. Please understand that we see patients according to urgency and not necessarily in the order they arrive. Rest assured your pet will receive individualized attention in a timely matter.

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8am -Midnight, 7days a week 365 days a year

Emergency Hospital

At VRC, we’re equipped to handle any type of pet emergency. We treat everything from ear infections to complicated trauma patients. For the most critical patients and those needing extended medical attention, we provide exceptional 24-hour nursing care.

No appointment is necessary for emergency services, but, if possible, please call ahead to let us know you are on your way. Please understand that we see patients according to urgency and not necessarily in the order they arrive. Rest assured your pet will receive individualized attention in a timely matter.

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Signs You Need to Come In

If you are concerned that your pet isn’t feeling well, it is important to have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Here are some signs you should come in.

• Accident or trauma
•Blue, white, or pale gums
• Severe pain or trauma
• Uncontrollable bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea.
• Suspect ingestion of foreign objects or harmful substances
• Difficulty Breathing
• Seizures/Paralysis
• Inability or straining to urinate


Toxin Exposure

For a complete list of toxic substances visit the ASPCA website.

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If you think your pet has ingested a toxin or potentially harmful substance, please call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at (888) 426-4435 or visit their website for a complete reference of toxic plants with pictures. The ASPCA does charge a phone consultation fee, but the information you’ll get is very valuable and absolutely worth the cost.

What to expect once you’re here

1. You will be welcomed by one of our customer care specialists. Depending on the type of emergency, your pet may be immediately taken to the treatment area for stabilization where we have access to life-saving equipment. In these circumstances you may be asked to provide an immediate financial authorization.

2. If emergency stabilization is not needed, an emergency technician will bring you into an examination room to assess your pet’s vitals (heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) and obtain a history. Next, the emergency doctor will review the technician’s notes, perform an examination and discuss diagnostic and treatment options with you. You will be provided an estimate for the recommendations.

3. In some emergency cases, hospitalization is recommended. We offer 24-hour care. Your pet will be closely monitored by our overnight technicians and staff. If any changes occur during the night, we will update you.

• Advanced pain control
• Antivenom and antitoxin therapies
• Blood transfusions (plasma, platelet, and red blood cells)
• Cardiac monitoring
• Comprehensive in house laboratory
• Digital x-rays, ultrasound, and CT (computed tomography) imaging
• Endoscopy
• Emergency surgery
• Intravenous fluid therapy
• Laceration repair
• Nutritional support
• Oxygen therapy including oxygen cages, nasal oxygen, and long term ventilator support
• Trauma management
• Vascular access including peripheral venous, central venous, and arterial catheterization