You know your pet better than anyone. If you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait, seek emergency care immediately. As pet owners ourselves, we know emergency situations don’t always happen at the most convenient times.
During our regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Heartland Animal Hospital are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.
If you have an emergency outside of normal business hours, we see our clients up to 10pm nightly and on weekends. If the veterinarian is unavailable or it is after these hours, we refer clients to the following emergency facility:
University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center Emergency Care
900 East Campus Drive
Columbia, MO 65211
When To Seek Emergency Care
The following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:
I have recently relocated to the Columbia/Ashland MO area. One huge plus of living near Ashland, for us, has been finding Heartland Animal Hospital. Dr. Cuddihee, DVM and her capable staff have shown very professional, passionate and caring attention when examining, treating and boarding my dogs. They have taken the time to educate me in procedures and advancements in veterinary care. I feel no hesitation in leaving my animals in their care.
Brenda Adamovicz, "Reba"