Veterinary Emergency Services

DTVet Building

Truckee, North Tahoe Veterinary Clinics offer emergency services through Veterinary Emergency of Truckee (VET) at Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital. This pet emergency service will be available by calling during the hours of 5:30pm Fridays to 8:00am Saturday and again at 5:30pm Saturday through Sunday and Sunday night to Monday at 8:00am. VET will also be available during the holidays.

Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital is open Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 5:30pm.


Dr. Kim Hayes

Given the nature of emergency care, there are no typical days for Dr. Hayes, which she finds exciting, varied and challenging. The types of cases and patients she treats include lacerations, cat bite abscesses, dog fight/dog bite wounds, porcupine quills, toxicities, surgery, endocrine problems such as diabetes, cancer, urinary tract infections, urinary obstructions, ear or skin infections and lamenesses.

Most of Dr. Hayes’ patients come to her after being referred by their family veterinarian to Veterinary Emergency of Truckee for emergency care. After they receive emergency care, patients are transferred back to their family veterinarian.

Dr. Hayes earned her DVM from UC Davis in 1986 and has been with DTVH since December 2014. She lives in Truckee and enjoys providing care in the community she lives in.

At home, she has a black cat (Trixie), a German Shepherd (Forrest) and a Dachshund (Amber). All three are rescues.


To contact Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital call (530) 587-4366


To contact V.E.T. for emergencies
Friday to Monday call (530) 587-0881