Specialized Services

Emergency and Critical Care

Because an emergency can happen at any time, we are here for you! We take over when your family veterinarian cannot see your animal, any day, any time.

As if he was our own!

When should I consult in an emergency?

Since your furry companions can't verbalize their pain, it's sometimes difficult to understand what's happening to them and know when it's urgent. Pay attention to their body language and their general state, it is their way of communicating with you.

Here is a list of conditions that excuse an emergency visit to our centres:

  • Absence of urine
  • Difficult delivery
  • Energy drop
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eye injury
  • Heatstroke
  • Epileptiform seizure
  • Abnormal gait
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of an object
  • Poisoning
  • Bite or open wound
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trauma or accident
  • Abnormal vomiting

What differentiates an emergency and referral centre from your neighbourhood hospital or clinic is also the technologic equipment used there. Our teams have on-site access to more complete and state-of-the-art equipment (MRI, CT-Scan, on-site laboratory, etc.)  to be able to make a complete diagnosis more quickly.

With more than 35 years of clinical expertise, our three teams in Brossard, Montreal and Laval care about the health and well-being of your pet. They always adopt a global and human approach in order to accompany you throughout the care of your animal.

What services are offered?

  • Traumatology
  • Continuity of care (24-hour medical staff)
  • Intensive care (constant monitoring and ongoing care planning)
  • Emergency surgery
  • Complete laboratory on site
  • Blood transfusion (on-site blood bank)
  • Sending the consultation report to your family veterinarian

Our teams specializing in emergency medicine and intensive care are always ready to welcome you, whether you are referred by your family veterinarian or when your animal has an accident in the middle of the night.

Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment, the expertise of our veterinarians and the hard work of our animal health technicians, we remain available to take care of your animal as if it were our own.

How will my vet know about my emergency visit?
Our teams work in collaboration with your family veterinarian to provide the best possible follow-up. They make sure to send them directly the complete report of your visit with us, to ensure that they are kept informed of your animal’s condition, the medications prescribed and the procedures performed in our hospitals. Your animal benefits from a rigorous follow-up and we give all the tools to your family veterinarian to help you get your companion back on its feet.
My pet needed a blood transfusion... He pays it forward to save others.
Your pet may need a blood transfusion while staying with us.

Did you know that our emergency centres have their own blood bank? Your pet could save lives and become a superhero! To learn more about the prerequisites and register for the donor list, visit our Blood Bank page.

My pet is scratching... is it an emergency?
Just like in human health, it is not necessary to go to the emergency room for minor problems! You should contact your family veterinarian first, as they can advise you depending on the urgency of the situation.

Here is a list of minor emergencies that can be treated by your family veterinarian:

  • Skin problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Otitis
  • Urinary problems
  • Lameness
  • Broken claw
  • Intoxication, etc

We are here for your companions!

This service is available at the following emergency and referral centers:

Centre Vétérinaire Laval
4530, A. 440
Laval, QC H7T 2P7
1 877-651-2152 (Toll Free)
Centre Vétérinaire Montréal
1901 Boul. de Maisonneuve Est,
Montréal, QC H2K 4P4
1-855-671-2746 (Toll Free)
Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud
7415 boul. Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4Y 1A2
1 866-524-4877 (Toll Free)