Our Emergency Animal Hospital Offers Emergency & Extended Care Services

Emergency Services

If your pet becomes injured or sick when your regular clinic is closed, call us immediately – our team will be happy to talk to you. You may be asked to leave a message and your phone number with our answering service during the late hours of the night, but one of our qualified staff members will return your call as soon as possible.

24-Hour Intensive Care

At our animal hospital, we offer 24-hour intensive care services. This means that throughout the night, a registered technician or veterinarian will monitor our patients’ vital signs, temperature, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate, and administer fluids, medications and pain management drugs. Please contact us if you would like to know about the availability of this service.

Continuous Care

At our emergency hospital, we can provide your pet with continuous patient care, 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays. If your pet needs veterinary care and your regular clinic is open, then please call them first. Otherwise, we are available to look after your pet (please see our hours of operation) and can receive transfers for continuous care when your clinic is closed.

Porcupine Quill Removal

We can remove porcupine quills under anesthetic. Porcupine quills (PPQ) have a barb at the end of the quill, and it hurts a lot to have them pulled out – not many dogs will allow you to pull them out at home. We use either a reversible anesthetic for minor quill removal or a general anesthetic for quills that take an extended period of time to pull out. We do our best to get all the quills but it is always possible to have deep quills that cannot be felt. Because of the barb on the end, they migrate inwards and you may find them at a later date – this can be very detrimental if they are in the chest or location where they can migrate deeply.

Medical Services

We offer ultrasonography, radiology (X-rays), endoscopy, blood work, and medical assessment services.

Surgical Services

We offer soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery services at our animal hospital in Red Deer.

Emergency Care

We offer emergency care including porcupine quill removal, continuous care, and 24-hour emergency care.

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