The life of a veterinarian is about providing the best preventive and wellness care as well as ensuring that your pets are supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alliston Veterinary Services understands that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. This is why we work to make sure our clients have access to 24/7 emergency care.
During our regular business hours, AVS medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology, and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.
For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, please call our clinic at 705-434-2500 and Dr. Parker maybe able to assist otherwise we would refer our clients to the following emergency facility:
When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet
The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute abdominal swelling
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Bleeding and/or pale gums
- Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke (open-mouthed panting, collapse, poor gum color)
- Sudden onset of weakness
- High or low temperature (more than 40 or less than 37.7 degrees celcius)
- Inability to urinate or defecate despite straining to do so