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Everyday we are faced with the difficult reality that more patients need our care than we can facilitate. We are prioritizing life threatening emergencies while doing our best to see as many patients as possible. In the event we are unable to provide same day care, we will supply a list of other hospitals in the area that may be available to help. 

24/7 Emergency and Critical Care

Wait times and availability vary.

If your pet requires emergency services please follow the online registration steps below so that we can determine if we can help you and your pet.


Text SUMMIT VETS to 34947


Follow the text prompts to complete your registration


Wait to receive further instructions

If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please come to the hospital immediately and call 253-983-1114

About our department:

Every effort is made to schedule emergencies directly with the appropriate specialty service, but in some cases admission and initial management occurs in our critical care unit under supervision of critical care and emergency doctors. All of our doctors are highly skilled and able to provide diagnostic and supportive care. Internal consultations with appropriate specialists may be facilitated. You may not be able to immediately speak with a particular specialist directly, but your pet will be fully cared for in the interim.

For veterinarians seeking ER transfers or referrals:

We welcome transfers of patients that may require intensive support, monitoring, and 24-hour care. If you wish to transfer an emergency patient directly from your hospital, we request that you call to speak with the receiving doctor or service so that we may be prepared for your patient and client. Please fax relevant records to 253-983-1115 as soon as they are available. Feel free to provide clients with our client information and patient history forms which they may fill out on the way.

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