We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week during our regular hours who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. We are equipped with two anesthetic/oxygen machines, oxygen/critical care unit, various heart/respiration/BP/spo2/EKG/temp monitors, blood transfusion unit, positive ventilation and many emergency/critical drugs to give your pet the best chance to come out of the critical condition as soon as possible. Dr. Sran is able to come and do the emergency surgery/procedures whenever needs to be. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians/assistants working together to save a pet’s life. If we feel your pet needs more advanced and specialty care, we have an arrangement with these clinics to transfer your pet to them. Emergencies can be things such a seizure, rat/slug bait poisoning, hit by a car, urinary blockage and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
In case of emergency, please call us at 604-870-9333 or Abbotsford Valley Emergency Clinic at 604-850-0911.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Here’s what you can do if your pet is poisoned:
- Keep your pet warm and quiet
- Try to determine what the poison was, when it was ingested, and the amount swallowed
- Immediately call us and/or your nearest poison control center
When you bring your pet to see us, bring the container (or the label) with you. Most of the time poisoning is accidental. Keep poisonous materials out of reach, know what your pet is doing at all times, and keep emergency telephone numbers handy
A sick or injured animal is often in a frightened state, so if emergency first aid is necessary to protect yourself (even if it’s your own pet); cats can be handled with gloves or wrapped in a blanket – a dog can be muzzled. If there’s any question of seriousness.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.