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(406) 829-9300

1914 S. Reserve St., Missoula, MT

Across from C.S. Porter Middle School

Pet Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!

Pet Emergency Center is a full service small animal emergency hospital.  We see emergency cases as well as less urgent medical and surgical issues.  Trusted by Missoula area pet owners since 2003, check out our many satisfied customer reviews online!  

Nights, weekends and holidays, when your regular veterinary clinic is not open, our emergency veterinary team is ready to help your pet.  We have a veterinarian on-site all night every night, every weekend and all major holidays.  You can count on us to provide quality and compassionate emergency care.  

Our licensed veterinarians are experienced in all types of emergency conditions and treatments.  Our pet emergency room also has an on-site laboratory, digital x-ray suite and surgical operating room.  We can obtain blood pressure measurements, run electrocardiograms, perform ultrasounds, provide oxygen support, administer blood transfusions and much more.

If you have an emergency please call right away 406-829-9300. Pet Emergency Center is located on the corner of South Reserve St. and North Avenue in Missoula across from C.S. Porter Middle School. 

Experience, Honesty, CompassionAt Pet Emergency Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. 

Pet Emergency Center | 406-829-9300

1914 S. Reserve St
Missoula, MT 59801

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    At Pet Emergency Center, we are committed to providing the best quality and compassionate patient care available. We specialize in Emergency Care, Urgent Care and Critical Care. Our facility is equipped with Digital Radiology, Ultrasound, Pharmacy, Surgery suite,  Complete, in-house diagnostic laboratory and more. No appointment necessary. Call now!

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We Love What We Do!

  • Earl Ellingson DVM
    Earl Ellingson DVM

    Dr. Ellingson has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2007.  His professional interests include emergency medicine/surgery and anytime that he can make a bad situation better for an animal.

  • William Duncan DVM
    William Duncan DVM

    Dr. Duncan is a Montana native who grew up on a cattle ranch on the highline of north central Montana. He practiced in Northwestern Montana for 17 years.  In 2001, he sold his practice and moved to Missoula to concentrate on small animal medicine and surgery.

  • Jani Zirbel DVM
    Jani Zirbel DVM

    Dr. Zirbel graduated with the first class of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree in 1984. She is a member of the AVMA.

  • Jessie
    Jessie, Veterinary Technician

    Jessie has worked at Pet Emergency Center since 2012.  She has 2 cats and 2 dogs – all of whom are rescues!  Jessie started caring for animals at the Humane Society in 2006 and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2010.

  • Katy
    Katy, Veterinary Technician

    Bio coming soon.

  • Taylor, Veterinary Technician

    Being able to make a bad situation better.  That’s what I love about working at Pet Emergency Center.

Our many satisfied clients rate us 4.5 Stars on Google!

  • Great staff and fantastic service!

    - Erin M.
  • They were very good with my dog and his injury healed quickly

    - Randal C.
  • Amazing at everything they do. Very caring and helpful! Will be the place I go in every emergency!

    - Clarissa K.
  • This place saved my dogs life. I recommend it to people with a animal emergency!

    - Marla R.
  • Very thorough, very kind.

    - Robert D.
  • They were fast friendly and do their very best.

    - Laura R.
  • What a great service. Thanks for helping in the middle of the night!

    - Andy T.
  • Love this place! Have had to bring a number of animals over the years. Find them to be compassionate, caring, truly knowledgeable. We have never been left waiting.

    - Susan F.
  • Very complete and professional.

    - William S.
  • Incredibly friendly staff with great doctors. I have had to take my pit bull in on 2 separate occasions and both times I was incredibly satisfied with the results

    - Chris R.
  • Caring and helpful people who clearly take pride in helping your pets in a difficult time.

    - Jeff Z.
  • Great staff. Took care of my Service Animal quickly and professionally. Very affordable Emergency Care!

    - Solomon M.
  • Excellent! Everyone is so friendly and so obviously loves animals.

    - Amy L.
  • They were patient, kind, understanding and accommodating!!! And did a wonderful job!!

    - Dusty E.
  • My dog ate xylitol gum which is deadly to dogs. He had to stay the night as he was on a drip, but I got back a live healthy dog. They really know what they are doing.

    - Michelle K.
  • They treat your pet like its there own pet. Love this place!

    - William I.
  • They were kind and courteous working with my dog. Fast and efficient. Explained everything that they were doing along with costs. The next day they emailed myself and my regular vet a full report along with copies of the x-rays.

    - Cindy D.
  • Hands down best place to take a pet in an emergency. They helped me make a decision over the phone, gave me estimate pricing. When we arrived they were polite and very helpful and loving towards my animal! Only place I will go!

    - Clarissa K.
  • Thank you! You all took such good care of my pooch, whom I love dearly. I feel like you all were friendly, understanding, transparent, and thorough. My buddy is doing great, thanks to you all. You all are doing great work. Thank you so much!!!

    - Jordan K.
  • Wonderful staff. Did great job explaining what they needed to do and cost up front. Will utilize them in an emergency anytime! Thank you!

    - Carl A.
  • Thank you to all the staff for making our hard day a bit easier. You did what you said you would do. And in a world where that seldom happens. Your words and actions did make a difference in our lives. Again. Thank you. 

    - Candy C.
  • They were absolutely amazing with our dog and super professional and really kept us calm highly recommend them!

    - Bailey W.
  • Very grateful for this caring, thoughtful, and sensitive staff that helped us say goodbye to our beloved family dog in a peaceful, respectful, and comforting manner. Making the decision of when to end the suffering is difficult, and realizing it needs done during evening hours when your vet is closed is even harder. We have no regrets bringing her to this center.

    Show More - Laura B.
  • They were so supportive, informative, helpful, and very very kind. When there is an emergency and you can't get to your normal vet these are the Drs you want helping your beloved pet. Can't say enough good things about them.

    - Michelle C.
  • Saw us immediately and the staff was so great. I wish they could be his regular vet!

    - Kathy N.

Office Hours

Open every night and 24 hours all weekend.


5:30 pm - 8:00 am


5:30 pm - 8:00 am


5:30 pm - 8:00 am


5:30 pm - 8:00 am


5:30 pm - 8:00 am


Open 24 hrs.


Open 24 hrs.

5:30 pm - 8:00 am
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
5:30 pm - 8:00 am
Open 24 hrs.
Open 24 hrs.


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