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Emergency and Critical Care

After regular office hours and on holidays, emergencies are accepted 24/7/365. Your call, to the appropriate clinic before you arrive, will help expedite preparation for handling the case.

Call (405) 744-7000 before you come!

  • Press 1 for Small Animal
  • Press 2 for Large Animal

Clinic Location

View the location of and directions to the Veterinary Medical Hospital.

About the Emergency Services

The OSU-VMH provides emergency service to the general public in the surrounding Stillwater area as well as for our local and regional referring veterinarians and their clients. Emergencies are accepted anytime, including after 5 p.m., weekends and all holidays.

The hospital has the facilities to provide 24 hour case management for horses, farm animals, small ruminants, camelids and small animals (dogs, cats, exotics), which have critical care needs.

The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day with registered veterinary technicians and a veterinarian is on call for emergencies at all times. In addition, the VMH has board certified radiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, internists and ophthalmologists who help provide ultimate management of the critical care patient. What this means to the clients is that their pet/animal will receive the highest level of critical care management 24 hours a day and that the animal is always under the watchful eye of our staff and never left alone.

Providing this type of care requires many resources, personnel and a major financial investment by the hospital. Our mission is to provide the ultimate in critical care management so that each patient has the highest likelihood of recovery.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is not affiliated with Oklahoma State University, but may provide assistance in the case of an animal poison-related emergency. They can be reached at (888) 426-4435. Learn more at the Animal Poison Control website.

Emergency Clinician

Asitha Pillai, BVSC&AH, MS, DVM

asitha pillai

Originally from Kerala, India, she earned her BVSc & AH degree and a master's degree in animal nutrition from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Kerala. She then earned a master's degree in genetics/genomics and her DVM degree through the PAVE program at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Pillai's research interests include molecular genetics. In her spare time, Asitha enjoys listening to audiobooks and spending time with family.