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Emergency

Emergency Veterinary Services

An emergency situation with your companion can be unexpected and often very stressful. We believe that an important part of our role as your family’s veterinarian is ensuring you have access to experienced, compassionate emergency care. Our experienced veterinarians and technicians are equipped to handle veterinary emergencies when they arise. If your companion is experiencing an emergency, contact us right away – our in-house laboratory, blood pressure monitors, radiology and ultrasound equipment, and treatment experience means that we are prepared to assess and support your companion.

In the event of an emergency during operating hours, please call us directly at (250) 658-5922.
After hours please contact Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital at (250) 475-2495 or WAVES (West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital) at (778) 432-4322.

Signs That May Indicate an Emergency:

  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pale, white or blue gums
  • Coughing/wheezing
  • Bite wounds or other traumatic wounds
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Inability to walk
  • Seizures
  • Excessive drinking or urinating
  • Lameness
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Inappetence
  • Blood in feces or urine
  • Straining to urinate or inappropriate urination
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Acute lethargy
  • Imbalance
  • Nasal discharge
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Imbalance
  • Ingestion of a toxin: medication, chocolate, grapes, raisins, foreign objects, sugar-free gum, etc

We Can Perform Emergency Surgeries Such As:

  • Foreign body removal
  • Cesarean sections
  • Splenectomy
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Laceration and wound repair
  • Gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV) surgery
  • Pyometra (infected uterus)
  • Resection and anastomosis
  • Hernia repair