Emergency and Urgent Care

Our Emergency Services

Gardner Animal Hospital is more than prepared to provide care for any emergency that should arise during our normal business hours. For after hours emergency care we refer our clients to:

Overland Park Veterinary Emergency Service
8301 W 163rd St
Overland Park, MO 66223

Blue Pearl Animal Emergency & Referral
3495 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Olathe Emergency Hospital Mission Med Vet
5914 Johnson Dr,
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 722-5566

VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center
5914 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 722-5566

Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
11950 West 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 642-9563

Gardner Pet Emergency Center is also available for animal urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will try to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. Please call us first at 816-353-6681.

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips:

Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.

For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.

For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.

If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us at ​913-856-6255 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.