No! Our Emergency Service is available on a walk-in basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If urgent care is required, proceed immediately to Guardian Veterinary Centre at 5620 99th Street.
Pets can’t tell us when something is wrong or if they don’t feel well. When in doubt, please bring your pet to us so they can be assessed by a knowledgeable veterinarian.
Veterinary specialists must complete many years of schooling and extensive training. After receiving their veterinary degree, specialists complete a one or two year internship, followed by a three year residency in their specialty field. Once they successfully complete special examinations, they are granted “Diplomate” status within their chosen field.
Consultations with a specialist are arranged by referral from your primary care or neighbourhood veterinarian. Your veterinarian will submit a request for referral to our office. We will contact you as soon as we receive this request to schedule an appointment.
If your pet requires immediate care please visit our Emergency Department, which does not require an appointment. Transfer to a specialist for further care can occur if necessary.
There are three possible outcomes following a visit to Emergency:
Our emergency doctors will discuss your pet’s condition with your primary care veterinarian and with our specialists to determine the best option for you and your pet.
We understand that emergency or specialty veterinary fees are unexpected. While we do not offer financing, we can facilitate financing through a third-party.
Yes! Visits are important for both you and your pet. Visitation can be scheduled at any time but please avoid visiting while our staff complete morning rounds, between 8:00 and 9:30 am daily.
In most cases, we encourage follow-up with your primary care veterinarian. However, in some cases your pet may require specific follow-up with our specialty services. We will discuss this with you and your primary care veterinarian upon release from the hospital.