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Urgent Care

When it comes to your pets, every moment matters, and we’re here for you in those urgent times. Our team at Ridgeview Animal Hospital offers quality urgent and emergency care for serious health problems, injuries, and illness during regular business hours.  

Please call us at 402-333-3366 to schedule a same-day appointment. While we understand you may not always be able to call in advance, if you can, it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival.

Coming March 4, 2024! Ridgeview Animal Hospital will be home to OVG Urgent Care Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Omaha Vets Group (OVG) is a regional network of clinics in the Metro area including Ridgeview Animal Hospital, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, Skyline Veterinary Clinic, The Ridge Veterinary Clinic, Cottner Creek Pet Clinic, and Coventry Veterinary Clinic.

Whether it’s a sudden ailment or unexpected concern, our network of dedicated team members will be there for you to provide timely and compassionate care.

If your pet needs emergency care after hours or overnight monitoring, we recommend the following 24-hour veterinary hospitals. Please call or visit their website for hours:

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

(402) 614-9000
9706 Mockingbird Dr.
Omaha, NE 68127

Behind Mockingbird Lanes, next to Perry’s Place restaurant and bar.

Fax : (310) 442-4429
Alt : (844) 306-9876

Urgent Pet Care

Papillion Office
(402) 512-5908
8455 South 73rd Plaza
Papillion, NE 68046

Millard Office
(402) 858-9595
4257 South 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68137

Urgent & Emergency Care

Disclaimer: without seeing your pet, we cannot diagnose if they need urgent care. If you are uncertain, please call us, your veterinarian, or a local emergency or urgent care veterinarian.

Our trained staff can treat urgent and emergency cases. If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please seek attention immediately:

Trouble Breathing:

  • Fast breathing without panting
  • Loud or exaggerated breathing
  • Abdominal heaving with every breath
  • Neck extended to breathe
  • Cats only: open-mouthed breathing

Weakness or Mobility Issues

  • Collapsing
  • Sudden profound weakness or inability to walk
  • Staggering, limping, unsteady on feet
  • Shaking, seizures or tremors
  • Disoriented

Vomiting, Diarrhea, or Inability to Urinate

  • Straining to defecate or urinate (especially in male cats)
  • Diarrhea – pure liquid, blood or black accompanied by loss of appetite, decreased energy or vomiting
  • Vomiting accompanied by loss of appetite, decreased energy, or diarrhea
  • No urination in 24+ hours


  • Hit by a car
  • Falling from high surface
  • Bite Wounds
  • Ongoing bleeding

Severe Allergic Reaction or Symptoms

  • Facial swelling or hives
  • White or blue gums with weakness
  • Sudden bruises
  • Excruciating pain
  • Eyes are bulging, squinting or sudden loss of sight

Toxins/Poisonous Foods
Below is a short list of commonly digested toxins and poisonous foods. If your pet digests, seek immediate attention. For a detailed list, please visit aspca.org.

  • Dogs:
    • Xylitol (dogs)
    • Grapes/raisins
    • Chocolate (dose/size dependent)
    • Onions
    • Antifreeze
    • Rat Poison
  • Cats
    • Lilies
    • Chocolate (dose/size dependent)
    • Antifreeze
    • Rat Poison

Wait for Appointment

If your pet is experiencing any of the following issues, we encourage you to schedule a same day appointment to address your concerns.

Note that we cannot guarantee your pet does not need immediate assistance without physically seeing your pet. If you are uncertain, please call us, your veterinarian, or a local emergency or urgent care veterinarian.

  • Coughing
  • Allergies, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy skin or ears, thickness/fluid in ear
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Limping

Need assistance? Call us at 402-333-3366. If after hours, follow the prompts to reach OVG Urgent Care.

Omaha Vets Group Locations

The Ridget Vet

160th & Center

Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic logo

96th & Hwy 370

Skyline Veterinary Clinic logo

204th St., North of Dodge

Cottner Creek Pet Clinic logo

132nd & L

Coventry Veterinary Clinic logo

204th & Q