Big Sky Animal Medical Center

Overview of emergency services

Big Sky Animal Medical Center's emergency and critical care service is the only veterinary clinic in Great Falls staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your pet when your family veterinarian is unavailable.

We provide facilities and staff for overnight care and medical management when your family veterinarian feels your pet would benefit from observations, medical management or treatments after normal business hours.

Experienced veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians are on site at all times including weeknights and weekends.

We make every attempt to maintain contact with your primary veterinarian throughout the process and transfer care back to the primary care facility as soon as reasonable.  All medical records are collected and faxed to the primary veterinarian as soon as possible.

When to call and how

Big Sky Animal Medical Center utilizes an answering service to answer calls after hours.  The answering service will transfer your call to the veterinary technician on site.  The technician, in consultation with the on duty veterinarian, will determine if your pet needs to be seen and in what time frame.  They will provide you with advice for transporting your ill or injured pet.

All incoming cases will be triaged and the most urgent patients treated first in the event that multiple emergencies present in the same time frame.  Please be patient during this process.

The list of small animal emergencies requiring immediate attention is endless.  If you have a sick or injured pet, do not hesitate to call and discuss the situation with the staff.  They will assist you in determining if immediate care is needed and the urgency of the situation.

Hospital Policies

A $100 dollar deposit is required at admission of all emergency cases.  The balance of the visit is due at the time your pet is discharged from the hospital.

We accept cash, check, Visa/Mastercare/American Express/Discover and Care Credit.


Registration Form

Download our easy client registration form and bring in with you to your appointment.