Urgent and Emergency Veterinarians in Oakville, ON

As pet people ourselves, we know how it feels to have a pet that’s been wounded, is in distress, or is simply ADR (vet speak for “Ain’t Doing Right”). We’re here for you, ready for the unexpected and prepared to step in to help when you need us most. SOVH’s team is well-versed in triage – prioritizing patients based on their level of medical urgency. Our priority is always the “this can’t wait” emergency. For urgent, but non-emergency, cases we offer same-day or next-day appointments based on severity. We’ll see you. You can count on us!

If your pet has an urgent issue or emergency, call or text us right away at (905) 858-1345.

Southeast Oakville Veterinary Hospital is open Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm, and Sunday from 9am-4pm. We offer telemedicine services on Saturdays and every night after we are closed.

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We’re RECOVER Certified

For your pet’s safety and well-being, our team has undergone extensive CPR training that goes beyond the general standard for Ontario veterinary hospitals. This ensures that we are prepared for any emergency and have the ability o give our patients the highest chance of a happy discharge. Our RECOVER certification shows that our skills and knowledge are fully up-to-date with current, evidence-based guidelines.

Pet Emergencies to Watch Out For

SOVH wants to be there for you as often as we can. When we’re not open, we have recommendations for emergency services to keep your pet safe. If any of the situations below apply to your pet, call us at (905) 858-1345 if we’re open, or reach out to one of the veterinary emergency clinics listed in the next section.

  • Severe beeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bloated or distended abdomen
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Trauma
  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Inability to move
  • Unconsciousness or collapse
  • Eye injuries
  • Severe pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Heatstroke

Local After-Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinics

Emergencies can take place outside our operating hours. If this happens with your pet, we recommend contacting one of the veterinary emergency clinics listed below. Keep in mind that emergency centres can fill up quickly on any given day. Once full, they can’t accept any more patients, so be sure to call ahead! The sooner you arrive, the sooner your pet will be seen. Expect lengthy wait times.

*note patients from outside the region of Guelph, must be referred by their family veterinarian or an emergency clinic.

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