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Pet Emergency Center

(406) 278-6547

1914 S. Reserve St., Missoula, MT

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Pet Emergency Center is a full service small animal emergency hospital seeing both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical and surgical issues.  We are the only fully staffed veterinary emergency hospital serving the Missoula area.  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 high quality and compassionate emergency care.  

Our licensed veterinarians are experienced in all types of emergency conditions and treatments.  Our pet emergency room also offers an on-site laboratory, which allows our trained veterinarians to perform blood chemistry, toxin screenings and hematology tests. We are also equipped to take x-rays, blood pressure measurements, perform ultrasounds, provide oxygen support, blood transfusions and much more.

If you have an emergency please call right away (406) 278-6547. Pet Emergency Center is located on the corner of South Reserve St. and North Avenue in Missoula. 

Our mission at Pet Emergency Center is to be a caring extension of your family veterinarian by providing the best veterinary emergency and critical care with honesty and compassion.

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

    Dr Choate helped our fur baby on Christmas day with an intestinal blockage. Her and the staff were patient, kind, and informative. They checked in with our family often and most importantly, saved his life. I couldn't be more thankful they willingly gave up their holiday and were there for us when we needed them. While I hope we don't have any more emergencies, I wouldn't hesitate to go back if needed. Thank you all so very much!

    Corette Oller

If this is an emergency, please call immediately: (406) 278-6547

Emergencies can be things such as mouse or rat bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.

Situations in which emergency care is indicated:

  • Physical Trauma
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Seizures
  • Ingestion of Toxins
  • Straining to Urinate
  • Open Mouth Breathing
  • Pale or Blue Tinged Gum Color
  • Bloat
  • Any other rapid decline in health that concerns you.

No appointment is necessary.

We take patients in the order that they arrive however we do triage patients based on severity of illness or injury thus the most severe conditions take priority.  Our receptionists and team will inform you if any significant wait time is expected. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open.  If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately.  If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Established in 2003 the Pet Emergency Center continues to provide quality emergency care for communities in Western Montana.  Serving pet owners and referring veterinarians we provide the confidence that your pets are receiving exceptional medical treatment.  Specializing in after-hours emergencies, we also provide around-the-clock critical care monitoring after your veterinarian's office has closed for the day.    


Our advanced technology and well trained staff provide the necessary tools to treat your critical care patient.  Here are just a few of the Gold Standard services that we offer:

  •     Complete, in-house diagnostic laboratory
  •     Fully equipped surgery suite with complete patient  monitoring capabilities including    anesthesia, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and EKG
  •     Digital Radiology
  •     Ultrasound
  •     Oxygen therapy
  •     Blood & blood product  transfusions
  •     Around the clock observation and care

Types of Pets Seen

  •     Dogs
  •     Cats
  •     Rabbits*
  •     Pocket Pets*
  •     Reptiles*
  •     Birds*

*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.

Specialty Consultation

If your pet requires consultation with or treatment by an internist, we can arrange a transfer to Missoula Veterinary Specialty Clinic where full endoscopic and ultrasound services are available for your pet's diagnostic needs.  If your pet requires other specialty care our team will help facilitate those needs as well.


Pet Emergency Center accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and Care Credit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.

Our location

Office Hours



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 24/7


Open 24/7

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