(208) 930-1888
1336 W. Kathleen Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Monday–Friday 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays 24-Hours

PROCEDURES &
Services

It can be difficult to know if your pet is experiencing an emergency. If you are concerned about abnormal behavior or the condition of your pet, have it evaluated by a veterinarian. Listed below are some common signs of serious conditions that should prompt you to seek immediate veterinary attention:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Abnormal stance or trouble walking
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Pain or limping
  • Blindness
  • Abdominal pain or bloating
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Collapse or fainting
  • Eye injury, swelling or squinting
  • Head shaking
  • Hit by car
  • Hives or itching
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Toxin exposure or ingestion
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Puncture wounds or lacerations
  • Changes in appetite or water consumption

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISIT TO
EMERGENCY VETERINARY HOSPITAL OF COEUR D'ALENE

A visit to Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Coeur d'Alene is much like a visit to the human hospital with state-of-the-art emergency and critical care support for dogs and cats in Coeur d'Alene. If your pet has an emergency no referral is needed during ER hours, bring your pet straight to EVH. If you need assistance moving your pet into the animal hospital, we are happy to assist you with stretchers and helping hands. On arrival, pets are triaged, vital patient and client information for admission is collected and reviewed. The emergency veterinarian will examine your pet​, discuss diagnostics and treatment options and provide an estimate for the cost of care. The staff will be prepared to review fees, payment options and hospital policies. Working together, you and your pet’s emergency veterinarian will make decisions to direct the immediate treatment of your pet. To facilitate ongoing care, your primary care veterinarian will receive copies of the medical record including laboratory results, images and reports. If your pet is to continue care at your daytime clinic, your ER Vet will phone your primary care veterinarian to personally discuss the case at the time of transfer. If ongoing care is needed, you would pick your pet up at the ER at the assigned time to transfer to your primary care veterinarian or to a veterinary specialist.

The emergency veterinarians offer advanced intensive care and diagnostics both in hospital for immediate results, and referrals to specialist groups and Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Some of the diagnostic and treatment options available include:

  • After hours small animal emergency and critical care for sick and injured pets
  • Full in-house diagnostic lab
  • Digital radiology with radiographic interpretation by a board-certified veterinary radiologist
  • Diagnostic ultrasound services provided by a board-certified veterinary radiologist
  • Blood and plasma transfusions
  • Pain management
  • Tonometry to detect eye diseases
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Intensive Care Units for oxygen therapy and thermoregulation
  • Isolation ward
  • Emergency surgical services