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Emergency &
Critical Care

Small Animal Hospital

Offering a 24-hour emergency & critical care facility to Tippecanoe & surrounding counties. The Emergency & Critical Care team provides immediate, advanced care.

If you have an emergency, please call 765-494-1107.

The Purdue University Small Animal Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency & critical care facility to serve Tippecanoe county and surrounding areas.

Located inside the David & Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital, the ER & Critical Care service is staffed and available to treat patients 24 hours a day.

Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-1107 or 765-496-7911 for Emergencies


We are open and accepting patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Do I need an Appointment?

For Clients

No, we see referral and non-referral emergencies; we do not take cases by appointment. Cases presenting to the Emergency Service will be triaged and seen in order of the most critical patient first. You are encouraged to call prior to and upon arrival at the Purdue University Small Animal Hospital.

For Referring DVMs

If you have a case for the Emergency Service, please contact us during business hours through the referral help desk at 765-496-7911 and after hours through the main small animal line 765-494-1107.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered

We have trained and board-certified emergency room clinicians to evaluate and treat any emergent care condition for your pet 24-hours a day. We triage all conditions presented to the hospital.

  • Intravenous fluid and drug therapy
  • Continuous ECG monitoring
  • Positive pressure ventilation
  • Blood product transfusions
  • Post-operative monitoring
  • Pain management
  • 24 hour nursing care by skilled certified veterinary nurses

Who will be seeing my pet?

We embrace our role as a teaching institution and are proud to be one of the few Universities combining a veterinary technology and a DVM program under one roof.

Upon arrival through the Emergency Service, you will be triaged by a 4th year veterinary student or veterinary nurse. The 4th year veterinary student assigned to your pet will usually be the first point of contact and your direct liaison to your clinician. The attending clinician will either be an intern, a resident or a senior clinician. Your pet is evaluated by an entire team of specialists and specialists in training. If your pet is hospitalized, you will receive daily updates from the veterinary student and/or clinician by phone.

Many cases that initially present through the ECC service are transferred to other services within the hospital for further care. While your pet may still be housed in the hospital, the primary clinician(s) overseeing your case and communicating with you will then change. You will always be informed of any service transfers.


An exam fee is due at time of check in for your pet to be accessed by our team.

All payments are due at time of discharge.

The Veterinary Hospital accepts payment by cash, check, and Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards.

Care Credit, through Synchrony Bank, is available to qualifying clients seeking structured payment plans. If you have questions, please contact our billing office at 765-494-1107.

Learn more about Care Credit.

Schedule an Appointment

Call: 765-494-1107
24/7 Emergency Phone: 765-494-1107

Small Animal Hospital Entrances:

  • EMERGENCY - Small Animal Emergency
  • Entrance A - Lynn Hall Small Animal Lobby
  • Entrance B - David & Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Lobby

625 Harrison St
West Lafayette, IN 47907