Animal Emergency Service

Offering Emergency Care to Animals in the Community

As the only 24-hour emergency facility in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, the Animal Emergency Service (AES) at Purdue University offers emergency care to animals in our community and beyond. The staff of the AES practice emergency and critical care nursing skills specifically for small animal patients.

In addition to our clinicians, the ICU employs 12 registered veterinary technicians that care for the hospitalized patients offering individual nursing care and intense monitoring. The technicians administer medications, various therapies and pay special attention to patient comfort.


We are open and accepting patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-1107 - For Emergencies

Purdue University Small Animal Hospital

625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered

We have the capability to offer the following to patients:

  • Evaluation of your pet by a well-trained veterinarian
  • X-rays
  • Blood work
  • Antibiotics
  • Other needed drugs
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • ECG Monitoring
  • Nebulization
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Direct and Indirect Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Blood and Plasma Transfusions

These tests help the clinicians determine the patient’s needs and allow them to know if more intense therapies should be performed. The Small Animal ICU has recently added a critical care ventilator and advanced monitoring to help patients who are unable to breathe on their own.

Our Staff


  • Paula Johnson, DVM
  • Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC
  • David Yenerich, DVM
  • Aimee Brooks, DVM, MS, DACVECC


  • Tami Lind, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC)
  • Amy Butcher, BS, RVT
  • Melissa Campbell, RVT
  • Sara Dickerson, RVT
  • Chesala Durnal
  • Kodra Evans, RVT
  • Michelle Kelley, RVT
  • Patience Klecka, RVT
  • Hannah Miller, RVT
  • Katie Mowery, BS, RVT, VTS(ECC)
  • Hailey Parr, BS, RVT
  • Jessy Swindle, BS, RVT
  • Megan Utley, RVT
  • William Warren, RVT
  • Hanna Yagel, RVT
  • Rachel Yoquelet, BS, RVT
  • Carol Zink, BS, RVT

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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