VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center

Our Hospital

VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center is a 24-hour veterinary emergency/critical care and specialty referral hospital in Mission, Kansas.

When your pet needs specialized care for a medical condition, your family veterinarian refers you to a trusted specialist.

When called in for an emergency situation or more specialized medical treatment, we are well aware of the responsibility charged to us. VCA Mission is committed to always providing a level of care to justify your veterinarian's trust.

We are here for you and your pet 24 hours, every day. Located in Mission, Kansas, we provide medical services to the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, the states of Kansas and Missouri and parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Along with your primary care veterinarian, we become a member of your medical task force to treat your pet. As a dedicated member of your team, we promise a state-of-the-art hospital with the most advanced technology, equipment, resources and personnel in veterinary medicine today.

We also promise to clearly communicate with you during every step of your pet's treatment. Your important involvement will help us to provide compassionate, effective veterinary care for your pet.

When you choose VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center as your veterinary specialty hospital, you are selecting the medical center of choice for pet owners and family veterinarians because they know we are here to help.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center '" 913-722-5566

In a life-threatening emergency situation, take your pet to an emergency facility immediately. Heavy or difficult breathing, weakness or collapse, pain/vocalizing, seizures, protracted vomiting or diarrhea, and unresponsiveness are just a few signs that warrant immediate attention. If your pet has ingested a poison or medication not prescribed for it, call one of the emergency numbers below. You may be instructed to make your pet vomit. Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to by a veterinarian. Bring the poison or medication container with you.

ASPCA Poison Control '" 1-888-426-4435

Use caution when moving an injured, painful, distressed, or disoriented pet. A fearful or painful animal may bite, regardless of its normal temperament. Speak soothingly and calmly, move slowly, and wear gloves. Your pet should be moved as little as possible. An injured pet should be transported on a stretcher or board, or, in the case of smaller animals, a carrier or box with sturdy base. A muzzle may be useful if your pet is painful but should not be used if your pet is having difficulty breathing. Covering your pet with a blanket or towel may help prevent heat loss and may encourage calmness. Most importantly, stay calm and drive carefully.