ABOUT MISSION ANIMAL REFERRAL AND EMERGENCY CENTER
Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty pet emergency team members are highly experienced pet emergency veterinarians and our high standards of veterinary care is unsurpassed. Our pet emergency hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to serve any pet emergency in Mission. Skillful and committed, our veterinarians treat your pets with the same compassion and expertise that they would give to their own pets. We are proud to serve as an extension of your family veterinarian when they are not available. When seconds count in a pet emergency, the specialized training of our emergency teams make a difference. Be sure to save our phone number in case of a pet emergency.
Pet emergencies include everything from difficulty breathing to poisoning, seizures to heatstroke, open wounds or fractures to hidden trauma or illness. If your pet is experiencing an emergency the pet emergency team at Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty is here for both you and your pet. Our expert team will provide the emergency and critical care your pet needs, no matter when your pet needs it. We are open 24/7 in Mission, KS serving the pets of Mission, Overland Park and Kansas City. If your pet is injured, or suddenly develops symptoms of a life-threatening disease, call us right away or bring your pet directly to our emergency hospital. Proper emergency care should be initiated quickly. If you have any questions or concerns about whether your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call us at (913)722-5566.
Handling an Injured Pet
Be careful handling your pet because even the most loving pet may bite when it is in pain, scared or injured.
Our team members are committed to delivering the best veterinary care possible to each and every pet that enters our emergency facilities. When you enter our doors, our receptionist will greet you and the triage nurse will assess the medical status of your pet. Just like human emergency departments, our patients are seen on the basis of medical priority, with the most life-threatening cases first.
Is it an emergency? Common symptoms associated with an emergency:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body
- Bloated, distended, swollen or painful abdomen
- Major trauma – falls, hit-by-cars, large wounds, broken bones
- Lacerations, bite wounds and penetrating wounds anywhere (but especially in the chest or abdomen)
- Collapse/Loss of Consciousness
- Ingestion of poison or foreign material
- Prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
- Seizure activity
- Staggering, stumbling, head-tilted, sudden blindness
- Lameness or non-weight bearing on any limb
- Inflammation, swelling or other irritation to the Eye(s)
- Severe hives or severe itching
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
- Loss of balance or consciousness
- Rapid heartbeat or breathing rate
- Dilated pupils
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood or violent episodes
- Emergencies include:
- Hit by a car
- Heavy bleeding
- Gaping wounds
Other conditions easily identified as requiring immediate attention
Pet Poison Control
If you think your pet has ingested or otherwise been exposed to a poisonous substance and is showing any of the following symptoms please call ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center or bring your pet to Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty immediately.
By choosing Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center, your pet benefits from the expertise of highly-trained, experienced veterinarians and a highly-qualified technical staff who are present 24/7 to provide the very best in specialty, emergency and critical care for your pet. We are an extension of your family veterinarian and provide a wide range of complex veterinary care ranging from repairing minor wounds and lacerations to advanced diagnostics, emergency surgeries and overnight intensive care. We also offer advanced dental care, cardiology, internal medicine and ophthalmology.
If your pet becomes sick or injured during the day, you may bring your pet to your family veterinarian or bring your pet directly to us. Depending on the injury or illness, your veterinarian may recommend you bring your pet to us. If this occurs, we will see your case on an emergency basis. We will talk to and collaborate with your family veterinarian so that your pet receives the very best individualized care at our hospital.
If you have an emergency at night, or during the weekend, please bring your pet directly to our hospital or call us if you have any questions: (913) 722-5566.
Veterinary Specialty Referrals
If your pet has been referred to one of our specialty doctors, we would appreciate it if you would bring the following information to your pet's appointment:
- A completed New Client Information Sheet
- A summary of your pet's condition from your referring veterinarian
- A copy of current laboratory reports or blood work
- A copy of any biopsy reports
- A copy of radiographs/ultrasounds
- A list of all medication that you are currently giving your pet
- A list of current and previous major health problems
- Any pertinent information from your current veterinarian, or any previous veterinarian, that is relevant to the current problem
If diagnostic testing or surgery (including endoscopy or ultrasound) is a consideration, food should be withheld after 9:00 p.m. on the evening prior to your scheduled appointment.