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Emergency Veterinary Services

If you believe your pet is experiencing any type of urgent or emergent medical situation, please contact one of the emergency hospitals listed below for emergency pet care.

If you need guidance, please call us immediately.

(250) 386-4840  

Emergency Care

Contact Central Victoria
Veterinary Hospital

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 250-475-2495

Emergency Care

Contact WAVES
Vet Hospital

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 778-432-4322

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviours that you are concerned about, follow the steps below.

  1. Call Ahead - Contact the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  2. Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency pet hospital, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible while you make your way to the animal hospital.
  3. Stay Calm - Try to remain calm and be extra cautious around your pet. Pain can lead pets to react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  4. Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk when transporting your pet to your emergency vet.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some frequently asked questions below to learn more about what to do in an emergency. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    It is always best to contact the emergency animal hospital so they can give your instructions

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    Below are some examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Emergency animal hospitals operate in a similar way to a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    It simply isn't possible for hospital teams to predict what cases will be brought into the emergency clinic. We recommend that you call ahead before bringing your pet to the emergency hospital.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If this is the case for your pet, the emergency hospital you attend will give you the information you need.

New Patients Welcome

Admirals Walk Pet Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Victoria companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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