Emergency Protocols

Not sure if you have an Emergency?

Please DO NOT use emergency services for Non-Urgent issues such as:

  • Itching/Scratching
  • Chronic Weight Loss
  • Hair Loss
  • Red Eyes/Skin/Ears
  • Vomiting – 2 or Less Episodes
  • Acute Diarrhea without Vomiting
  • Constipation/Straining
  • Blood in Urine of FEMALE Dog or Cat
  • Broken Nails
  • Single Seizure with Full Recovery
  • Chronic Illness/Disease Undergoing Treatment
To schedule an appointment for one of these non-urgent symptoms, call the clinic at 701.757.3500 during normal business hours.

American Veterinary Medical Association

13 Animal Emergencies that Require Immediate Veterinary Consultation and/or Care

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Still think it’s an Emergency?

5PM – 9PM / Mon – Thurs

Local veterinarians are available from 5 PM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday by calling the clinic.

24/7 Emergency Only

The Red River Emergency Clinic is available 24/7 by referral, or for Critical and Urgent cases only. Please click the link to their website for a detailed understanding of their triage practices.

Pre-screen Triage

Grand Valley Animal Hospital has partnered with a pre-screen triage service that is available 24 hours a day for a $50 fee.

  • Go to vettriage.com/gvah using your mobile device or computer with a camera.

  • Follow the instructions on the Vet Triage page to purchase and request your session with a vet.

  • The vet will join in minutes and triage your pet.

ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 888.426.4435