Emergency Surgery for Dogs & Cats in Highland, Westville, & Mishawaka

The skilled vets of NCVEC can provide life-saving emergency surgery for pets with sudden illnesses or traumatic injuries.

Sandy C.

"Such compassionate staff. They could not be kinder."

Sandy C.

"Such a compassionate staff. They could not be kinder."

dog and cat heads

North Central Veterinary Emergency Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. We provide emergency surgery for dogs and cats in need, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to guide our treatment plans. All of our veterinarians and supporting team members are trained to efficiently assess patients when time is of the essence. Whether you live in Northwest Indiana, the South Chicago suburbs, or Lower Southwest Michigan, our doors are open to you.

Contact the NCVEC location that is nearest you for timely, compassionate veterinary care for your canine or feline companion.

(219) 785-7300

(219) 881-1600

(574) 544-6200
*Operating with limited hours

Our Emergency Surgery Services

At North Central Veterinary Emergency Center, we work hard to set a higher standard with our knowledge, technology, and dedication to excellent client and patient care. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which means every one of our team members is trained in the latest and most stringent emergency surgery protocols.

We provide a variety of routine and advanced emergency surgeries, including:

  • Foreign body removal/ingested substance removal
  • Exploratory/diagnostic surgery
  • Wound repair (lacerations, bite wounds, burn injuries, etc.)
  • Emergency C-sections
  • Stomach torsion correction (to treat canine bloat)
  • Bladder and intestinal surgery
  • Emergency mass/tumor removal

Keeping Dogs and Cats Safe During Surgery

Just like your primary care veterinarian, our team at North Central Veterinary Emergency Center follows extremely strict protocols to ensure minimal risk for all our patients. We evaluate every pet prior to surgery to assess their ability to process anesthesia safely. Our team continuously monitors the vitals signs and level of anesthesia of your pet to keep them safe during all surgical procedures. We also manage your pet's pain to keep them comfortable while they’re recovering.

dr nose to nose with puppy

Overnight Care and Hospitalization

Since our hospitals operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can be assured that if needed, your pet may stay with us overnight for monitoring. Experienced team members will always be on hand to watch over your pet and help set them on the path to a full recovery.

You are welcome to call any time to be updated on your pet’s condition and to ask any questions you might have. Emergency surgery for a beloved pet can be very stressful; our goal is to dispel any fears or uncertainties and keep you informed at all times.

cat after surgery