What is the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital?
The Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital is an equipped trauma and medical facility for dogs, cats and other pets. The hospital offers prompt emergency treatment in the evenings, weekends and holidays, at those times when your regular veterinarian is closed. During the day, the hospital also serves as a referral hospital, where your pet may receive treatment from one of the veterinary specialists on staff, as referred by your veterinarian.
What Is A Veterinary Emergency?
A veterinary emergency may occur if your pet is injured, or suddenly develops a life-threatening disease. If your own veterinarian is closed and you are not certain that your pet is experiencing a veterinary emergency, contact the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444.
A pet emergency may involve some of the following:
- Trauma from being hit by a car, from receiving a bite, or burn injuries
- An animal that is having trouble urinating, or is not producing urine
- An animal requiring nutrition because they are unwilling or unable to eat
- The animal is having difficulty breathing
- An animal in shock: signs of shock can include weakness, pale mucous membranes in the mouth, cold extremities, and an abnormal heart rate
- An animal with an abnormal heart rhythm
- An animal with life-threatening neurological disease, coma or seizures
- An animal that has undergone surgery and is not recovering or is having trouble in the first few post-operative days
How Does My Pet Receive Treatment?
When your pet arrives at the hospital, there will be a diagnosis, followed by treatment. All diagnostics such as blood analysis, x-rays and emergency surgery are handled on-site as the hospital is an equipped trauma and medical facility.
In the morning you will be able to pick up your pet and then make an appointment to visit your regular veterinarian who will administer further care as needed.
VETERINARY REFERRAL CARE
What is Veterinary Referral?
Your regular veterinarian may
diagnose your pet with a specific problem and
refer you to one of the hospital’s specialists
for treatment. The hospital’s veterinary
specialists are qualified in surgery, cardiology,
neurology and ophthalmology.
Specialists are available during daytime hours by referral only from your veterinarian. Click here for more information on Veterinary Referrals.
How is Payment for Services Handled?
Payment is required at the time the hospital discharges your pet. The hospital accepts VISA, Mastercard, cash and debit card payments to cover the cost of treatment.
If you have pet insurance, you will be required to pay the bill in full at the time your pet is discharged, and the hospital will then sign any forms required for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company.
For a list of fees, please see our Hospital Fees page.
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