Emergency Veterinary Care – Summerside Vet Hospital

Emergency Veterinary Care

When an emergency occurs and you furry friend is in need of immediate medical care, Summerside Vet Hospital is here for you both. Our staff will provide your companion with state-of-the-art medical/surgical veterinary care, and you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet is in good hands.

Our Emergency and Urgent Care Unit is capable of services including in-house blood work, digital X-rays, oxygen, emergency surgery, and critical care monitoring.

Please take note of that the types of trauma usually require emergency medical attention and may threaten your pet’s life if not treated:

  • Bleeding
    • This includes bleeding from any part of the body or found in feces/urine
  • Coughing
    • Severe, persistent coughing or choking sounds can be present in an emergent situation.
  • Diarrhea or Vomiting
    • Continued or severe diarrhea/vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration and other serious conditions.
  • Difficulty breathing
    • This is evident through shallow or exasperated breathing; seems to be choking
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Eye injury
    • For this type of trauma, signs may be subtle; they can include redness, swelling, squinting, and/or discharge.
  • Ingested toxin, poison, or foreign object
    • Any household/garden chemical, human medicine, veterinary medicine overdose, or swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc., can lead to serious internal damage.
  • Physically injured
    • This includes injuries from being hit by a car, hurt by another animal or falling from a great height
  • In pain
    • If your pet is crying out or sensitive to touch, they may be in pain and require immediate treatment.
  • Lethargic or non-responsive
    • Examples include not being able to stand or move, and is not responding to voice/touch
  • Trouble urinating
    • This not only involves your pet straining to urinate but also if it is painful to urinate.

  • Weight loss
    • A dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short period of time (which can be caused by not eating) is often a sign of serious distress.

    We, at Summerside Vet Hospital, strive to maintain pristine health conditions for your pet; in doing so, our veterinarians provide tailored solutions to meet your pet’s specific health needs.

    Emergency Pet Care … When You Needs It Most – Call Us!

    Some emergencies that our staff are confident in handling include, but are not limited to, blocked /constipated cats, bladder stones surgeries, wound fight/bite and laceration repair, animals with asthma or difficulty breathing, vaccination reactions, porcupine quill removal, gastrointestinal (vomiting/diarrhea) problems, and some fractures /trauma.

    For any emergency, please give us a call and receive advice on how to proceed. If needed, after stabilization, serious cases will be referred to the closest emergency clinic.