24 Hour Emergency Animal Hospital

Prescott Area Pet Emergency Hospital (PAPEH), the first dedicated emergency animal hospital for companion animals in Northern Arizona. PAPEH opened in April of 2013, offering emergency and critical care services initially only on the weekends and major holidays.  We are now open 24/7, including holidays.

Emergency Services

PAPEH can provide services for a variety of illnesses and injuries, and perform necessary surgical procedures using state of the art diagnostic and medical equipment.  We have radiology, ultrasound, in-house chemistry unit, Complete Blood Profile (CBC) unit, blood gas unit, intravenous fluid pumps, electrocardiogram, Doppler blood pressure, coagulation monitor, and endoscopy.

Prescott Pet Emergency Building

Payment Options

Upon or before arrival, we obtain as much information as possible about the pet so that we can develop the best treatment plan and cost which will be presented to you for your approval prior to proceeding. PAPEH accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and CareCredit.


CareCredit is a healthcare credit card for which you can apply at home before an emergency occurs, either online at http://www.carecredit.com/apply/ or by telephone 800-677-0718.  You can also apply at our office at the time of service.  If approved, CareCredit allows you to make monthly payments.  If your balance is $200.00 or more there will be a no interest promotional period if it is paid off within 6 months, so it is like you paid cash.


We Work With Your Primary Veterinarian

The staff of PAPEH will also work closely with your primary veterinarian.  If a pet is transferred to our care from your primary vet, we will speak with your veterinarian to obtain information regarding the treatment that has already been provided and the expectations for the care while in our facility.

Your pet will never be left alone while in our care.  There is always at least one veterinarian and one veterinary nurse on duty 24/7.

Once pets are discharged, we will provide you with written discharge instructions that will summarize the care your pet has received, and outline the continued care your pet may require.  We will also send a copy of the discharge instructions and the full medical record to your pet’s primary veterinarian.