(952) 953-3737 smaecvet@gmail.com

Emergency Care

What We Do

South Metro Animal Emergency Care (SMAEC) provides after-hours emergency care on weeknights, weekends, and all major holidays. At least one veterinarian and several veterinary technicians are on site during all open hours providing complete diagnostic and therapeutic services via our:

  • 4 exam rooms
  • Central triage and treatment areas
  • In-house laboratory
  • Radiology Services
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical suite equipped to handle everything from simple laceration repairs to GVD, foreign body removals, and c-section deliveries
  • Isolation ward for contagious conditions
  • Feline conscious facility, emphasizing on stress free handling and compassionate care


South Metro Animal Emergency Care provides after-hours hospitalization and observation for clinics that do not have staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In these situations, patients are transferred to SMAEC at the end of the day and returned to their primary veterinarian in the morning. If significant changes occur in status or treatment needs, SMAEC will notify the client and, if requested, the referring veterinarian.

Diagnostic Tools

Our diagnostic tools include:

  • In-house CBC, Blood chemistry, and Electrolyte analysis
  • Blood Gas analysis
  • Coagulation status analysis
  • ECG analysis and monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Toxicity Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • ELISA Technology
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Board Certified Radiologist interpretation available

Therapeutic Methods

Our therapeutic methods include:

  • Oxygen Therapy – SMAEC is equipped with three Snyder Oxygen Units which accommodate pets up to 150 pounds.
  • Plasma Transfusions
  • Whole Blood and PRBC transfusions
  • Intravenous fluid delivery and monitoring
  • Enteral Feeding Support
  • Anesthesia and advanced patient monitoring
  • Chest tube placement
  • Surgical procedures
  • Pain Management
  • Urinary Catheter placement and maintenance
  • Thermal Support

 Payment Policy

Costs: Our office visit fee is $144.00. This is the only price we can quote before seeing your pet. Once our veterinarian has had the opportunity to perform a thorough examination, we will prepare an estimate of recommended diagnostic tests and treatment. A certified veterinary technician will review all options with you and get your consent before proceeding with care.

Payment: All services must be paid in full before your pet is released from the hospital. For your convenience, we accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Care Credit.