Emergency Veterinary Services in Ellisville, MO

Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic understands that emergencies happen. During regular office hours, if you believe your pet has a life-threatening emergency, please give us a call to let us know you are coming.  We are equipped to handle most animal emergencies, whether it would be a hit-by-car, dog fight, or whatever other excitement your pet decided to share with you.  

By letting us know that you are coming, we can be prepared for your arrival.  If we are unavailable and believe your pet needs immediate attention, please do not be offended if we refer you to the Animal Emergency & Referral Center.  Be assured that if we do so, we have your pet's best interests at heart.  

If your pet is having an emergency, call us at (636) 355-8565. If we cannot see your pet, we will refer you to VSS Emergency Center at 1021 Howard George Drive, Manchester, MO  63021. They can be contacted at  636-227-6100.

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  • Tri-city has a great team of doctors and technicians that truly care about the health of your animals and understand that a pet is part of the family. We appreciate their expertise, professionalism, and that they go the extra mile to connect with our pets.
  • I've been visiting Tri-City since 2019 for my small animals - namely domestic rats - and have nothing but praise for it's doctors. They have helped me with everything from chronic illness treatments to end of life care, and have a wonderful staff with experience in small animal handling. If you're looking for a cozy, wonderful vet for your rat/guinea/other exotic pet, then this is the place.
  • This has been our family vet for 23 years. We have seen many of the different vets on staff. They all have been friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate, including the support staff. They even made a house call when our dog was too sick to make the trip. They offer grooming and have a full pharmacy.

  • Tri-City recently figured out a really difficult health issue affecting my pug. Looking for a vet that has all the answers. Stop looking. This is where you want to take your best friend.

  • This place is awesome, vet techs are professional, everyone is nice, Dr. King is incredible with animals. My dog has pretty bad anxiety and she always get down on the floor and makes them feel so comfortable. Prices are reasonable, and they offer online medical history now which is awesome.

What to Expect When You Arrive at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic

Since all emergencies are different, when you arrive at the emergency clinic, a trained veterinary technician will assess your pet and "triage" it on the basis of how stable it is.  Emergency rooms do not function on a "first come, first served" basis.  Critical patients will be seen before non-critical patients.  If your pet does not have a life-threatening problem, do not be surprised if you have to wait to be seen.  

At the emergency clinic severe cases may be immediately transferred back to the emergency hospital treatment ward to be stabilized.  You will be required to stay in the exam room or the waiting room while the veterinary team focuses on your pet's care.  Certain diagnostics may need to be done immediately to obtain a tentative working treatment plan for your pet.  Because the staff may have seen other emergencies like your pet's before, they will know what procedures need to be done first.  As soon as possible the veterinarian will speak with you.  We know you are scared and nervous but your pet's care is their utmost concern.

No one likes to mention finances when an emergency arises.  Please understand that payment is due at the time of service.  Unplanned emergencies can get expensive but remember that the Emergency Center is not out to "gouge" you.  It is expensive to maintain an emergency team 24 hours a day, and the costs involved with equipment and medications that may be rarely used except in certain emergency situations.

  • Our Team is Committed to Providing Personal Attention to the Unique Needs of Your Dogs, Cats, Birds and Exotics.
  • We Will Not Promote or Sell Any Product or Service That We Do Not Personally Believe In or Provide for Our Own Pets.
  • Our Goal Is to Treat All of Our Patients and Clients as VIP’s (Very Important Pets Owned by Very Important People).
  • We Are Proud to Provide a Vast Array of Services for Dogs, Cats, Birds and Exotics That Encompass Whole Wellness.

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Your pets are out first priority! For emergency service information, please visit our emergencies page.