Emergency Department

Our average wait time is 10 minutes or less.

Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon is open from Fri-Mon 8AM-8PM and Tues-Thur 8AM-5PM, 365 days a year for veterinary emergencies.  Our team at VRCCO is equipped to handle any type of pet emergency with skill and compassion. We treat everything from ear infections to complicated trauma patients.  We provide exceptional 24 hour nursing care for even the most critical patients.

No appointment is necessary for emergency services, but, if possible, please call ahead to let us know you are on your way. Please understand patients may be seen in order of medical priority rather than in order of their arrival to the hospital. Rest assured that your pet will receive individualized attention in a timely matter.  

Pet toxin exposure information

When to seek emergency care

What to expect

Our emergency and critical care service includes:

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  • Antivenom and antitoxin therapies

  • Trauma management

  • Laceration repair

  • Intravenous fluid therapy

  • Blood transfusions (plasma, platelet, and red blood cells)

  • Nutritional support

  • Cardiac monitoring

  • Advanced pain control

  • Endoscopy

  • Emergency surgery

  • Comprehensive in house laboratory

  • Digital x-rays, ultrasound, and CT (computed tomography) imaging

  • Oxygen therapy including oxygen cages, nasal oxygen, and long term ventilator support

  • Vascular access including peripheral venous, central venous, and arterial catheterization