Urgent Care

Common Emergency Veterinary Conditions We Treat

Dogs, cats, and other animals may medical crises such as:

  • Accidental poisoning from exposure to substances like toxic plants (poinsettia, lily, mistletoe), household chemicals and cleaners, medications, etc.
  • Foreign body obstruction (e.g., pieces of string or plastic stuck in the stomach or intestines)
  • Hyperthermia and heat stroke
  • Bloat
  • Electrocution and burns
  • Addison’s crisis
  • Cystitis
  • Near-drowning
  • Bites and wounds
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Trauma (hit by car, fall from height, etc.)
  • Whelping and nursing complications

Urgent Pet Services We Offer at Our Vancouver Animal Hospital

In addition to more routine pet care services, our Vancouver veterinary clinic also offers an array of emergency pet services using the latest techniques and tools.
Such services include:


  • Diagnostics, including urinalysis, fecal tests, blood work, and diagnostic imaging such as digital X-rays
  • Blood transfusions
  • Emergency surgery for soft tissue injuries, dental injuries, orthopedic injuries, foreign body obstructions, etc.
  • IV fluids and medications
  • Prescription medications to relieve pain, induce vomiting, fight infections, and/or reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Hospitalization and observation


Once your pet’s emergency situation has been addressed, our team will be right there with you as you make decisions about the next step- This includes decisions
about what sort of follow-up services your animal may need in order to optimize healing and maximize quality of life. We also provide compassionate and
humane end-of-life services should it be time for your beloved animal to pass on.

Signs & Symptoms of a Pet Emergency

In our opinion, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Call us right away if you notice any of the following issues in your pet:


  • Sudden, copious, and/or bloody vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sudden straining to urinate or defecate
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to move, limping, or increased vocalizations (indicating pain)
  • Uncoordinated and jerky gait or movements
  • Unusual and/or sudden a receive behavior or change in mental status
  • Obvious frank trauma, such as bleeding, wounds, and bone fractures
  • Respiratory distress or excessive panting and drooling
  • Seizure and collapse

All kinds of services for cats
and dogs!

From a simple nail trim to urgent medical attention. If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Surrey, call Atlas Animal Hospital.