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Emergency Veterinary Care

Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for existing cat and dog patients when possible during our regular clinic hours.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Animal Hospital

During our regular hours, call us as soon as possible if you are an existing client and your pet is experiencing an emergency. If we are not able to provide care, we will direct you to the emergency operator number listed below.

OPEN:

  • Monday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (705) 949-4222

After Hours Emergency Services

When we are closed, we are part of a rotating collection of hospitals in our community that are available on call for emergencies. If your pet is experiencing an emergency situation outside of our regular business hours,call 705-946-6001 immediately to be connected with an on-call emergency veterinarian from one of the hospitals in our community. 

The team of veterinary professionals at Animal Hospital offers care for pets in emergency situations, when possible, to existing patients during our regular business hours. If your companion has an emergency during our operating hours, call us as soon as possible.

Pets are our passion and we provide care when our patients need it most whenever we can.

After-Hours Pet Emergency Steps

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call 705-946-6001 Immediately - During our regular business hours you can call us straight away if you are already a client of ours, but after hours you'll have to reach the Sault Ste. Marie emergency veterinary operator. You'll have to provide your phone number, the name of your family vet, and the specifics of your pet's current condition.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - After calling the operator, you will then get a call back from a Sault Ste. Marie vet on duty to assess the situation over the phone. Instructions may be provided by the emergency veterinarian to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully. Depending on availability and urgency, care may be available immediately or in a few hours
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to the Sault Ste. Marie veterinary clinic given to you by the on-call emergency veterinarian you spoke with previously.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Animal Hospital aims to provide emergency and urgent veterinary care to our existing patients during our regular clinic hours when we are able.

    When possible, call us at (705) 949-4222 as soon as you can to determine whether or not we can provide care to your pet. 

    If we are closed, we advise you to call 705-946-6001 to speak with an on-call emergency veterinarian.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians strive to treat emergency cases when possible during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Sault Ste. Marie animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our schedule we recommend that you call 705-946-6001.  Depending on availability and urgency, care may be available immediately or in a few hours.

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