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When things go wrong with your companion, it can be stressful both for you and your pet. If your pet requires emergency care, you can call us at (780) 488-0124 or come visit us during our regular business hours.

Pet Emergencies in EdmontonAlthough our practice has extended hours and is open 365 days of the year for your convenience, we are not a 24-hour pet emergency clinic. To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment.  If a situation arises where you need to come in for an emergency situation or when you cannot make an appointment due to your busy schedule, do not worry as we accept walk-ins. Appointments are always preferred and will take precedence over walk-ins, but we realize the importance of having this option with people’s busy schedules.

With walk-ins, the owner should be aware that there may be a wait time to meet directly with the doctor. We’ll try our best to accommodate you on a walk-in basis but in fairness to our clients with appointments, we can make no promises that we will be able to fit you in all cases. We will triage patients first come on a first-come-first-serve basis, and we do not currently have assigned technical staff to complete patient triage based on symptoms/ signs.

We know pet emergencies can happen unexpectedly, however  please call us ahead if possible so that we can better prepare ourselves in advance for immediate care.  Our team is prepared to handle all types of issues, whether they be urgent or not. Our staff and doctors are highly trained in helping patients which require intensive care or emergency surgical care utilizing the latest technologies.

Walk-ins arriving less than 45 minutes  before closing may be asked to go to 24 hour Emergency clinic if it is in your pet’s best interest.

For AFTER-HOURS emergencies please contact the Guardian Veterinary Centre at  (780) 436 5880. They are located at 5620 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1V2

Click here for informative pet safety tips that will help prevent certain emergencies in the future – please read them when you have the time, it may save your pet’s life.

You hope that your pet never experiences a medical emergency, but the chances are that they will at some time in their life, especially if they go outside frequently. If and when it does happen, you want to know that your pet has fast and convenient access to the necessary treatment from a qualified and experienced veterinarian. The Edmonton West Animal Hospital wants you to know that we are always available 7 days a week, 365 days a year when the unexpected occurs to your pet. Our hospital has a modern surgical suite on-site supported by a fully-equipped diagnostic lab, along with a highly trained staff of veterinarians and technicians ready to provide your pet with the very best in care. Typically, services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency soft-tissue and dental surgery
  • Blood transfusions
  • Diagnostic lab testing
  • Blood pressure, ECG, and oxygen measurement
  • Wound and burn treatment
  • Animal and insect bite treatment
  • Allergic reaction treatment
  • Digital X-rays
  • Trauma and bone fracture care
  • Pain management

Know The Signs Of A Pet Emergency

Normally, the signs that your pet requires the immediate attention of a veterinarian are pretty obvious. They’ll have readily apparent injuries and symptoms such as severe bleeding, large open wounds, broken bones, or unconsciousness as a result of being hit by a car or an attack by another animal. But often the signs of a medical emergency are harder to see. It’s vitally important for you as a pet owner to be able to recognize the less apparent signs of a health emergency so you’ll know to seek immediate emergency vet care when you see them.

  • Unusual body temperatures
  • Rapid or weak pulse
  • Seizures
  • Pale gums and tongue
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in the stool or urine
  • Unconsciousness
  • Heatstroke symptoms, vomiting, excessive panting, lethargy, rapid heartbeat
  • Dehydration signs, diarrhea, panting, exhaustion

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, make your pet as comfortable as possible on your way to the clinic and keep them warm with a blanket. If at all possible, call our office to let us know that you are on your way so we can be prepared when you arrive. If you can, be ready to provide some basic information on your pet’s medical emergency. We may be able to offer you some instructions over the phone on emergency first aid procedures and stabilizing your pet’s condition during transport.