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Emergency Veterinary Services

Are you experiencing a veterinary emergency? At Smith Veterinary Hospital, we strive to make room in our schedule to provide emergency care for pets during our regular business hours.

(905) 881-8310  After-Hours Emergencies

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Smith Veterinary Hospital


  • Monday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (905) 881-8310

After-Hours Veterinary Emergency Care

If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet outside our regular hours, please contact one of the after-hours emergency veterinary clinics listed below.

What Situations Require Emergency Care?

Below are some examples of emergencies that require immediate care. Please call us immediately if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • 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 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
  • Unconsciousness

Steps to Take in an Emergency

Remain Calm – Try to 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, no matter how loving and sweet they are under normal circumstances.

Call ahead – During regular business hours, call us right away. We will make every effort to provide emergency and urgent veterinary care.

If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, or if you need emergency care after our regular business hours, we recommend that you visit one of the after-hours emergency hospitals listed above.

Follow Any Provided Instructions – When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, you may be given instructions on how to administer first aid or make your cat or dog feel as comfortable as possible. It is important that you follow those steps as carefully as you can.

New Patients Welcome

Our veterinary team treats all companion animals as if they were our own, dedicated to their lifelong health and comfort. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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