Emergency and lifesaving procedures, surgery, on site diagnostics and treatments

  • In-house blood analysis – Results within the hour!
  • In house urine analysis – Results within the hour!
  • Digital radiographs – Results within the hour!
  • ECG and blood pressure monitoring
  • Continued care and monitoring
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Anesthesia / Emergency Surgery
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Blood Product Transfusions

Veterinary Specialities

Located within the emergency hospital for your convenience!

West Toronto Veterinary Surgery

Dr. Saundra Hewitt, DVM, DVSc, DACVS is a board certified veterinary surgeon, see her full profile here You can call the surgery team at (416) 232-0211 or visit their website for further information.

Toronto Animal Eye Clinic

Dr. Joseph Wolfer, DVM, Diplomate ACVO is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist available to treat dogs, cats, and exotics! You can call them at (416) 232-0211 or visit their website for further information.

Other Helpful Links

Is it an Emergency?

We recommend having your pet seen by a veterinarian if they: /
Your pet should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible if they:

  • Have difficulty breathing

  • Collapsed

  • Have persistent Vomiting/Diarrhea, and are not eating

  • Are straining to urinate/defecate

  • Have experienced a traumatic incident, like hit by car, eye trauma, fractures, and deep cuts/scrapes

  • Are bleeding

  • May have had a seizure

  • Experiencing pain (see below)

  • Ingested something toxic like chocolate, drugs, or chemicals

Behavioral Signs of Persistent Pain

GuardingThe animal alters its posture to avoid moving or causing contact to a body part, or to avoid the handling of that body area.
Abnormal Appearance Different species show different changes in their external appearance, but obvious lack of grooming, change posture, and a changed profile of the body can all be observed. In species capable of some degree of facial expression, the normal expression may be altered.
Altered BehaviorBehavior may be depressed; animals may remain immobile, or reluctant to stand or move even when disturbed. They may also exhibit restlessness (e.g., lying down and getting up, shifting weight, circling, or pacing) or disturbed sleeping patterns. Animals in pain may also show altered social interactions with others in their group.
VocalizationAn animal may vocalize when approached or handled or when a specific body area is touched or palpated. It may also vocalize when moving to avoid being handled.
MutilationAnimals may lick, bite, scratch, shake, or rub a painful area.
SweatingIn species that sweat, excessive sweating is often associated with some types of pain.
Lack of AppetiteAnimals in pain frequently stop eating and drinking, or markedly reduce their intake, resulting in rapid weight loss.

If you have time please call the hospital ahead of time to inform the staff of your imminent arrival. The veterinarian and the veterinary technician can prepare for your pet’s emergency situation to ensure we don’t waste precious time.