Emergency & Critical Care


WestVet now offers emergency veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 801.776.8118 or come directly to our hospital. We are located at 2465 N. Main Street, Suite 5, Sunset, UT 84015.

 Our team of emergency doctors and staff will provide your pet with medical care when your family veterinarian may not be available.

Whether during the middle of the night, weekends, or holidays, our team of highly-trained emergency veterinarians and technicians is ready to care for your pet. All patients are handled gently and lovingly and kept clean and dry at all times. A veterinary patient care technician specifically assigned to your pet will monitor vital signs throughout the day and night. This ensures that the treatment plans are maintained.

What is a Veterinary Emergency?

Contact your family veterinarian or come to the hospital immediately if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms in your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing, coughing or choking
  • Disorientation, weakness, seizures or collapse
  • Inability to rise or walk, paralysis
  • Limping that lasts longer than 12 hours
  • Body temperature less than 99°F or over 104°F (a fever)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea, lack of appetite and/or thirst
  • Blood in urine, vomit or stool
  • Straining or inability to eliminate waste
  • Suspected ingestion of any foreign object or poison
  • Bloating (swollen, hard abdomen)
  • Trauma, such as a car accident, dog fight, fall, laceration, snake bite, etc.
  • Fractured limbs, swelling of joints, lameness, or paralysis
  • Difficulties during labor and delivery
  • Bleeding from the nose, mouth and/or any uncontrollable bleeding

Our Specialists

Jordan Scherk,
DVM, DACVECC, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Tara Curry,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

Adam Daniell,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

Holly Dougherty,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

Allie McPhee,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

Audrey Morrissey,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

David Sweeney,
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian

Whitney White,
DVM, MS, Emergency Veterinarian

Sarah Kendig,
DVM, MS, Veterinary Intern

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