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Having an Emergency?
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If you think your pet is sick or injured and you’re not sure what to do, contact us at 780-423-9111 at any time of the day or night. One of our experienced triage nurses will help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen by a member of our emergency staff. Doctors and technicians are on-site 24 hours a day.
At VetEmerg we use technology and advanced skills to monitor, diagnose, and treat pets with acute or chronic illness. The most severe and life-threatening emergencies are managed in our critical care unit, and the trained staff work closely to provide the best patient care and treatment. We realize that each pet is accompanied by a concerned owner, and understand the fears that owners experience when a beloved pet is in critical condition.
We are fully staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency teams are trained to assess and treat pets that become ill or experience life-threatening emergencies when their family veterinarians are unavailable. Common emergencies include being hit by a car, falling from heights, profuse vomiting or diarrhea, difficulty breathing, seizures, and toxin ingestion. While some patients can be treated and released the same day, many must be admitted for further stabilization. Patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries are admitted to our critical care unit for close monitoring and advanced life-support measures.
We provide around-the-clock care for each patient and utilize a variety of therapies, advanced monitoring, and diagnostic tools including:
The staff at VetEmerg Hospital understands that there may be a time when you, as a pet owner, are faced with the painful decision of choosing the amount of life-saving measures to offer your beloved pet. Unexpected trauma and serious illness make these decisions all the more difficult.
As in human medicine, there are various levels of resuscitation efforts. These efforts can be minimal or extensive and will depend on your pet’s medical condition and quality of life, your personal wishes, and what is financially possible in your particular situation.
We would like you to be aware of these resuscitation options so you can continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of your pet. Depending on your pet’s condition, you may be asked to select a life support option in case he or she requires hospitalization.
Edmonton Veterinarian | VetEmerg Emergency & Referral Hospital | 780-423-9111
12831 97 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5E4C2