Emergency Vet Care Hospital Big Rapids, Michigan

Riversbend Animal Hospital is fully equipped to handle emergency cases that occur during our normal business hours. If possible, call ahead so we can be ready to receive you and your pet the moment you arrive. If, however, an emergency situation happens after hours, we encourage you to take your pet to a 24/7 animal emergency hospital.

Contact our veterinary practice ahead of time at (231) 796-3507, to let us know you are on your way, so our team can be prepare to treat your pet.

Animal Emergency Vet Care Big Rapids, MI
Animal Emergency Vet Clinic in Big Rapids, MI

Not Sure if it's an Emergency?

If you are every unsure if your pet is having an emergency, be sure to call us during our office hours, or an animal emergency care hospital after-hours. However, there are some things you can be sure need immediate attention. Bring your pet in immediately if they suffer from any of the following:

  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Disorientation and loss of balance
  • Signs of extreme pain and distress
  • Ingests a toxic substance
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Suffers seizure or heatstroke
  • Bite wound from another animal

We're always able to provide animal emergency care during our normal office hours, so don't hesitate to bring your pet here during:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00 noon


Amazing staff that truly care about the animals they are caring for.

- Amy E.

Thank you so much for getting Duke in on such short notice. Dr Scott was great and so was everyone else. Highly recommend to anyone.

Debra C.

Very professional and very sweet people! Always do everything they can for you and your pet. You can tell they truly care about animals.

Autumn D.

Everyone we have interacted with has been so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping us take care of our fur babies!!

Elise G.

The entire staff is very kind and caring. I've been using Riversbend for 15 years and they have helped through all kinds of good, and bad, situations with my animals.

Tracy C.