Daytime Emergency Care
Contact Fairvale Animal Hospital
Call: (506) 847-7519
Contact Port City Emergency Veterinary Hospital
OPEN: 24 Hours
Call: (506) 658-8387
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing symptoms or behaviours that you are concerned about, contact our office right away or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above.
Our veterinarians at Fairvale Animal Hospital offer medical care for pets in most emergencies. Animals are our passion, and we want to provide care when your pet needs it most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing an emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours, call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on your way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively toward 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 our Rothesay veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Fairvale Animal Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Fairvale Animal Hospital accepts walk-ins, but it's always best to contact us in advance if you can. However, we understand that in emergencies that's not always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- 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 the 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Rothesay clinic 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 can provide emergency care for your pet.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care.
We will help you arrange for appropriate overnight veterinary hospitalization so that your pet continues to get the urgent care they need.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs but will see small mammals, and reptiles in serious situations.