The Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin would like to take this chance to greet you, your family, and your special family member to our website.

Our purpose here at the Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin has always been to have a veterinary health care staff dedicated to offering excellent customer service and emergency and critical veterinary health care. Our staff shows an unrivaled commitment to our customers through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

The north hospital was opened in 1985 by a group of eight area vets that understand the need for a separate, fully staffed hospital that specialized in quality overnight, weekend, and holiday emergency and critical care. Dr. Scott Johnson, Austin's only board certified criticalist, bought the hospital from the group in 1990. In 1995, the South hospital was opened inside the Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital. We work together with your regular veterinarian, communicating details of your animal's treatment and medical findings. We owe our success to the commitment and perseverance of our vets that have contributed to our growth over the last 20 years. For the convenience of our customers and to help you in emergency and critical care situations, we are available 7 days a week, no previous call necessary.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Ultrasound
  • Radiology
  • Endoscopy
  • Complete in-house laboratory

Contact Details

  City Austin , TX
  Zip Code 78759
  Address 12034 Research Blvd. suite 8
  Phone Number (512) 331-6121

Products & Services


These scans, also known as sonograms, use high frequency sound waves to form images of your pet's body. These images are displayed in real time, allowing our after hours veterinarian to not only see your pet's internal organs, but also observe the heart beating and blood flowing. Ultrasound helps us determine why your pet is exhibiting certain symptoms (for example, your dog may be vomiting due to an ingested object) . Once we confirm the exact cause of your pet's symptoms, then we can proceed with treatment.


Radiology is an important, non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure. Images including x-rays, MRIs and CAT scans can all be used to help diagnose your dogs symptoms or cat symptoms. Radiology tests may be used to look at the heart, broken bones, or identify an intestinal foreign body that your pet ingested. Both of our hospitals are equipped with digital radiology.


Endoscopy utilizes a flexible scope to allow visualization of parts of the gastrointestional tract (esophagus, stomach, first part of the small intestine and colon) respiratiory system (trachea and main stem bronchi) and the urinary bladder in some dogs. Biopsy samples can be obtained to aid in diagnosis. Some foreign bodies can be removed using this minimally invasive procedure.

  • I would recommend this business

My 13 year old Chihuahua has had a mass on her shoulder for the past 7 years or so. It had never increased in size or showed that it caused her any discomfort until a few days ago when it nearly tripled in size and the once fluid sack seemed hard. The staff here was very friendly and informative on what they were doing and why they were doing it. It ended up only costing $180 to have the mass drained along with antibiotics and pain meds. I was amazed at that price considering I had been quoted nearly $500 for the same procedure to be done at my primary vet. They referred me to a great surgeon in the area to contact to handle the rest of her mass that couldn't be drained.

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Customer Testimonials

Last summer my dog was hit by a car. I rushed her to Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin simply because it was the closest one I could find, and I was new here and didn't really know where anything was.

Everyone involved was incredibly calm, cool, and collected - which kept me from completely losing my mind. They were very understanding and allowed me to hold her while they put her down because she had so much brain trauma. They gave me a room to be with her afterward and gave me plenty of time to sit with my dog and say my goodbyes. When time came to leave, they completely prepped her and placed her in bodybag for me.

I cannot say enough good things about these people, and I was dealing with them for the first time in of the most traumatic events in my life. I am deeply thankful to all of them.

We took our dog in today because he woke up yelping and appeared to be in severe pain. After calling around for clinics that would take a Saturday walk-in, we decided on this clinic and brought him in. We got a fast assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan from a great vet and all staff were wonderful. Highly recommend.

In one of the worst case scenarios for a pup, I am so thankful for the staff of this facility and Dr. Simmonds. They were kind, understanding and made me feel better throughout a bad situation. Most importantly, they took great care of my pup. Yes, emergency vet visits can be expensive, but good quality care is worth every penny.

I had cause to spend some time here this evening with a dog that needed treatment for a wound. The friendliness and professionalism of the staff, vet techs, and vet ranged from just fine to awesome; it was plain to see that the vet techs and vets really cared about the well being of my dog. The cost was about 1/5 of what I was expecting to pay for an emergency after-hours vet visit. I was also impressed by the speed of treatment given the number of customers and the less-than-dire seriousness of the wound being treated. If I had to find something to criticize, it would be that the entrance to the parking lot is not completely obvious and I needed to loop around 183 for a second try.

I don't understand the schizophrenic split between one and five star reviews for this place. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or come back.

This place went above and beyond for my dog. Dr Pearce treated my Leia like her own and did everything in her power to help us through a horrible situation I am beyond grateful for the time they gave us with our little girl. Dr Johnson is a companionate and calming presence during times of hardship and I will never forget what this hospital did for me.

My husband and I took our dog here yesterday because she was choking on a Greenies dental chews. We attempted dog heimlich and tried sweeping her throat at home and were unsuccessful so we immediately drove to the hospital. We were helped at once (the tech took my dog from my arms and they started working on her). We were informed during the entire time they were saving my dog's life. Dr. Soirez explained their findings (xray report), procedure (basically endoscopy for dogs), and our dog's status very well. Everyone was professional and handled the crisis with ease. We could tell they all have a passion for animals and it shows in their bedside manner. I can't thank Dr. Soirez and her team enough for saving my dog's life.

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