In an emergency, the last thing you want to worry about is finding your furry friend care that will prioritize their needs. Having over 10 doctors on staff at our hospital is beneficial, especially in an emergency. We have over 100 years of cumulative veterinary experience assessing your pet. When your pet is in need of help caused by sickness or injury, we put all hands on deck. Call our veterinary team if you need immediate daytime support at 519-624-9760. If you’d like to see a specific veterinarian, please let us know and we will try our best to support your request.
What should I expect when I arrive at the hospital?
The information you provide our team with when you first arrive at the hospital will be the most helpful in treating your pet. Questions you might need to answer are:
- Is your pet actively bleeding? If so, from where on their body?
- Are they able to move?
- Are there any open wounds or visible broken bones?
- When did the incident happen?
- Is your pet vomiting or do they have diarrhea? For how long has it been going on?
- Is there swelling? If so, where is the swelling and how fast is it swelling increasing?
What is the best way to get my pet to the hospital?
If you’re injured, be careful when interacting with them. They might be more aggressive and guarded than usual. They might even try to bite you because they are in pain or afraid. For example, before handling your cat, make sure they’re covered with a blanket. Large dogs can be carried in on a flat firm surface, like a piece of plywood or board, or on a towel/hammock. Cats and smaller dogs should be contained in a sturdy box or carrier. If you think your pet might have a back injury, try to move them as little as possible and place them on their side. If you have questions about the best way to transport your pet to our hospital, please contact us before taking them in.