Emergency Services

The Ohio State University Hospital for Companion Animals provides emergency veterinary care for cats and dogs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We serve the Columbus area, all of Ohio, and nearby states.

Call ahead so we're ready for you: 614-292-3551. We also accept walk-in emergency cases.

Our goal is to provide prompt evaluation and treatment of all patients, and timely service to clients. We evaluate patients arriving in our Veterinary Medical Center and treat them in order, based upon the seriousness of their condition.


Where is the Hospital for Companion Animals Located?

The Hospital for Companion Animals is located at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210

What Urgent and Emergency Care Services does the Hospital for Companion Animals Provide? 

We will evaluate and stabilize your dog or cat, and suggest diagnostic tests and provide a treatment plan. We can care for illnesses, injuries, or abnormalities requiring immediate assessment and care for medical, surgical, traumatic, neurologic, reproductive, and various other ailments.

The Urgent and Emergency Care Services of the Hospital for Companion Animals is staffed around-the-clock by in-house licensed veterinary clinicians, registered veterinary technicians and supported by final-year veterinary students and client services staff members.

Our emergency care staff members are supported by on-call board-certified faculty specialists and residents in advanced training programs, including:

  • Anesthesiology and pain management
  • Blood bank & trasfusion service
  • Cardiology and interventional medicine
  • Clinical and anatomic pathology
  • Dermatology, otology & audiology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Internal medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Oncology and hematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery (orthopedic, soft tissue, & minimally invasive)
  • Theriogenology and reproductive medicine

What are my Payment Options?

 Learn more about our payment policy for urgent and emergency care services at the Hospital for Companion Animals.