Like your loved ones, pet emergencies can occur at anytime. Consequently, we want to be there to help whenever you need us. Most emergencies happen outside of our office hours.
We understand and empathize with these traumatic experiences.
We keep our doors open so you can have peace of mind knowing that your pet is in good care and receiving the immediate attention he or she deserves.
- Call 780-962-2535
- A Vet is generally on call until 23:00
- Your call will automatically route to the emergency vet clinic later than 23:00
- When you call, there will always be someone to speak with to answer your questions
What is an Emergency?
Sometimes its difficult to decipher whether you pet requires emergency care.
The American Veterinarian Association encourages emergency assessments when any one of the following have occurred in relation to your pet:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
- Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
- You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
What Should I Do During an Emergency?
If you feel that your pet is experiencing an emergency, please call Parkland Veterinary Clinic at 780-962-6300.
During regular business hours (7:30 AM – 6:00 PM) your call will be answered by our reception team.
If you are calling after regular business hours or on holidays, then please call the after-hours number at 780-962-2535.
Our veterinarians make themselves available to speak with your about your concerns. The veterinarian will ask you several questions about your pet’s status and the details of any injury or incident that has occurred. Based on your conversation with our veterinary team, we will decide on the best course of treatment.
If an emergency has occurred after hours your veterinarian will determine the severity of the situation based on the questions that have been asked. In the event of a life-threatening or serious illness or injury, you and your veterinarian may decide that your pet requires the additional care offered by a 24-hour emergency clinic in Edmonton.
Conditions that require less care can be managed at Parkland Veterinary Clinic after hours or, in certain cases, treatment will be pursued the following day during regular business hours.
If you are unable to speak with a member of our veterinary team in the event of an emergency then please contact a 24-hour veterinary emergency clinic. These practices are staffed with veterinarians and animal health technicians at all times of the day and night.
If your pet has received initial care and diagnostics at the emergency clinic and is in stable condition, then a transfer can be arranged so that care can be continued with your family veterinarian.
Our Vet Emergency Services
Our Veterinarians can anticipate the most common emergencies.
We ensure that we provide the attention your pet needs when your furry companion is anything, but comfortable and healthy. We also do our best to assist in any unique emergencies to relieve your worry and your restore your beloved pets to their busy and happy selves.
Our veterinarians can anticipate the most common animal emergencies. Our team will do our best to provide attention to your pet’s needs during an emergency situation – however, in some serious cases, more care will be required than can be offered at our clinic.