You can’t predict when a pet health emergency will happen, but you can stay prepared by saving the contact number for Atlas Animal Hospital and Emergency Vancouver. Our experienced team of emergency veterinarians in Vancouver is standing by 24/7 to help your animal in the event of a medical crisis.
Common Emergency Veterinary Conditions We Treat
Dogs, cats, and other animals may medical crises such as:
- Accidental poisoning from exposure to substances like toxic plants (poinsettia, lily, mistletoe), household chemicals and cleaners, medications, etc.
- Foreign body obstruction (e.g., pieces of string or plastic stuck in the stomach or intestines)
- Hyperthermia and heat stroke
- Electrocution and burns
- Addison’s crisis
- Bites and wounds
- Severe allergic reactions
- Trauma (hit by car, fall from height, etc.)
- Whelping and nursing complications
Urgent Pet Services We Offer at Our Vancouver Animal Hospital
In addition to more routine pet care services, our Vancouver veterinary clinic also offers an array of emergency pet services using the latest techniques and tools. Such services include:
- Diagnostics, including urinalysis, fecal tests, blood work, and diagnostic imaging such as digital X-rays
- Blood transfusions
- Emergency surgery for soft tissue injuries, dental injuries, orthopedic injuries, foreign body obstructions, etc.
- IV fluids and medications
- Prescription medications to relieve pain, induce vomiting, fight infections, and/or reduce swelling and inflammation
- Hospitalization and observation
Once your pet’s emergency situation has been addressed, our team will be right there with you as you make decisions about the next step. This includes decisions about what sort of follow-up services your animal may need in order to optimize healing and maximize quality of life. We also provide compassionate and humane end-of-life services should it be time for your beloved animal to pass on.
Signs & Symptoms of a Pet Emergency
In our opinion, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Call us right away if you notice any of the following issues in your pet:
- Sudden, copious, and/or bloody vomiting or diarrhea
- Sudden straining to urinate or defecate
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Inability to move, limping, or increased vocalizations (indicating pain)
- Uncoordinated and jerky gait or movements
- Unusual and/or sudden aggressive behavior or change in mental status
- Obvious frank trauma, such as bleeding, wounds, and bone fractures
- Respiratory distress or excessive panting and drooling
- Seizure and collapse
Is Your Pet Having an Emergency? Contact our Emergency Veterinarian in Vancouver Right Away
Contact Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver now at (604) 301-0300 for help if your pet urgent care, or bring her right in. Our clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Our Vancouver animal hospital is fully committed to providing the best possible care at any time.