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Reliable Emergency Vets in South Calgary

Pets are essential to our families, and emergencies can strike unexpectedly. At Silverado Veterinary Hospital, we understand the deep bond you share with your four-legged companions, and we are here to provide immediate help when they need it most. Our compassionate and highly skilled veterinarians are dedicated to delivering superior care for your beloved pets during distress. Whether it's a sudden injury, severe illness, or any other urgent situation, we are committed to offering top-notch services with the utmost care and understanding.

As your trusted emergency vets in South Calgary, we are fully equipped to handle urgent medical situations for dogs, cats, and small animals. If your pet is facing a critical situation, do not hesitate to reach out to us immediately.

Signs Your Pet Needs Urgent Care


Many factors can tell if your pet needs urgent care or not, such as:

  • Trauma care: Accidents, falls, or other traumatic incidents can lead to serious pet injuries. If your pet has been involved in such an event and exhibits signs of pain, limping, difficulty standing, or any visible injuries, they must be treated promptly.

  • Severe illness: Sudden, severe illness and the rapid deterioration of chronic conditions require immediate attention. The symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea.

  • Poisoning and toxin exposure: If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance, time is of the essence. Look for symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures, or abnormal behaviour.

  • Breathing difficulties: If your pet is struggling to breathe, panting excessively, or showing signs of respiratory distress, it can be a life-threatening situation and may need emergency care.

  • Allergic reactions: Severe allergic reactions can suddenly manifest as swelling, hives, itching, or difficulty breathing.

  • Post-surgical complications: Some pets may experience complications requiring immediate attention after surgery. If your pet shows signs of pain, swelling, or bleeding or has removed stitches, our experienced veterinarians are ready to provide the necessary care and address any post-operative issues.

  • Acute pain management: Pets can experience acute pain due to injuries, accidents, or other medical conditions. These need handling as soon as possible.

Our Approach


At Silverado Veterinary Hospital, we believe every pet deserves a high standard of care, especially in emergencies. Our experienced and skilled veterinarians tirelessly assess and treat your pet's condition promptly. We also prioritize clear communication with pet owners throughout the process, explaining the diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes.

Why Choose Us?


When it comes to emergency veterinary care in South Calgary, we are the top choice for several compelling reasons:

  • Expert veterinarians: Our clinic boasts a highly skilled and compassionate team with extensive experience handling emergency cases. They are dedicated to providing the best care possible for your beloved pets.

  • State-of-the-art facility: We have invested in cutting-edge medical equipment and technologies to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment for your pets during emergencies.

  • Comprehensive emergency care: We are equipped to handle various emergencies, from trauma and critical injuries to sudden illnesses. You can count on us for prompt and thorough care.

  • Caring and supportive staff: Our staff members are highly skilled professionals and genuinely caring individuals who treat your pets with compassion and respect.

  • Quick response time: When an emergency strikes, every minute counts. Our streamlined processes and efficient protocols ensure a rapid response to your pet's needs.

  • Individualized treatment plans: We understand that every pet and their medical needs are unique. Our team creates personalized treatment plans to address your pet's health requirements.

  • Open communication: Throughout the emergency process, we maintain open communication with you, providing updates on your pet's condition and involving you in decision-making.

  • Compassionate environment: We strive to create a calming and stress-free environment for you and your pet during these challenging times. Our goal is to ease your worries and provide comfort and reassurance.

Your pet's well-being is at the core of everything we do. In emergencies, we are here to support you and your pets every step of the way.

Contact Our Emergency Vets Today


If your cat or dog needs emergency veterinary care in South Calgary, do not hesitate to contact Silverado Veterinary Hospital immediately. Our dedicated emergency vets are ready to respond swiftly to your pet's urgent medical needs.


They took amazing care of my cat Ella

- Chantal R.


Other Vet Services

We provide various other vet services, from simple surgeries to in-house pharmacy.

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