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Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) - Wichita

Emergency Services at VESHW

Pet emergency care in Wichita, KS

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita is well-equipped for any emergency situation in a state-of-the-art hospital. Our devoted medical care team treats every pet as if it were their own. If your pet is having a medical emergency call us at (316) 262-5321.

Our ER and Critical Care Services Include:

  • Emergency Intervention - A triage of your pet’s condition to prioritize treatment.

  • Fluid Therapy - To correct dehydration and electrolyte disturbances.

  • Emergency Surgeries - Dedicated operating room for critical and emergent patients.

  • Shock and Pain Management - Immediate intervention to regain adequate blood flow and relieve pain.

  • Oxygen Therapy - Supplemental oxygen provided for pets in respiratory distress.

  • Blood Chemistry Analysis - Tests organ function to help find abnormalities.

  • Transfusions - We supply red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma for dogs and cats.

  • Pharmacy - Fully stocked with effective and safe drug therapy.

  • Digital Imaging - Ultrasound, Radiographs, Echocardiogram, and Computerized Tomography (CT).

  • In-House Laboratory - Allows us to diagnose your pet 24 hours a day in most cases.

  • Hospitalization - Advanced treatment with a fully equipped ICU monitoring 24/7.

  • Feline Friendly - Dedicated feline only waiting area, exam room, and hospitalization ward.

  • Endoscopy - A minimally invasive non-surgical procedure to assist in the removal of foreign objects, obtain biopsies and gain additional diagnostic information while under sedation.

  • Skilled Support Staff - All registered technicians on our nursing team are Recover BLS and ALS Certified.

If your pet is experiencing a poison-related emergency, we suggest reaching out to the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline.

Symptoms that may signal that your pet is having a health emergency:

  • Labored or stopped breathing

  • Discoloration of the mouth (ex: blue or red gums or tongue)

  • Large cuts or wounds that are excessively bleeding or have visible bone

  • Sudden passing out, collapse, or difficulty to get back up

  • Failure to respond or rouse when called or moved

  • A bite from an unidentified snake or insect

  • A bite from a wild animal or another pet whose vaccination history is unknown to you

  • Seizures

  • Paralysis of the back legs (especially in cats)

  • Symptoms of heatstroke, which may include any combination of:





    difficulty urinating

    excessive panting or drooling

  • Symptoms of anaphylactic shock, which may include any combination of:



    excessive salivation



If your pet is suffering from any of the above symptoms or is displaying other severe signs of illness, visit our facility in Wichita, KS immediately. Our emergency veterinary staff is ready to help you and your pet at a moment’s notice. If you have any doubt if your pet is having an emergency, do not hesitate to call us so we can assist you in determining the urgency of your pet’s health problem.

Emergency veterinary care in Wichita, KS, at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital - Wichita

Address: 5618 W 21s St. N, Wichita, KS, 67205

Phone: (316) 262-5321

Hours: Call For Availability

If we are unable to see your pet, please contact one of the following nearby emergency veterinary hospitals. Hours may vary, call ahead for availability.

Urgent Pet Care

(316) 440-5900

11110 E 26th St N Suite 600, Wichita, KS 67226

VCA Andover

(316) 733-0701

517 W Central Ave, Andover, KS 67002

VCA Central Hutchinson

(620) 663-8387

515 W Blanchard Rd S, Hutchinson, KS 67505

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

(405) 744-7000

McElroy Hall, 208 S McFarland St, Stillwater, OK 74078

Overland Park Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

(913) 361-3800

8301 W 163rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223

Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

(913) 722-5566

5914 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202

Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists

(918) 299-4900

1501 West 78th S. Street Tulsa, OK 74132