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Emergency Veterinary Services

During our regular business hours, we provide emergency and urgent care for dogs and cats from the Grande Prairie area. For after-hours emergencies, contact us and our answering system will direct you to the nearest clinic.

(780) 814-8544

Emergency Care

Contact Animals First Clinic


  • Monday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (780) 814-8544

What Situations Require Emergency Care?

Below are examples of emergencies that require immediate veterinary attention:

  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
  • Fractured bones or severe lameness
  • Your cat or dog have ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • 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)
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Unconsciousness

What to do if Your Pet is Having an Emergency

Stay Calm: Try to remain calm and be extra cautious around your cat or dog. Pain can lead even the most loving dog or cat to react negatively toward a person trying to help.

Call Ahead: If your pet is experiencing an emergency, call us right away. During our regular business hours, we will make every effort to provide emergency and urgent veterinary care. If we are unable to see your pet with our current schedule, you will be directed to contact one of the other clinics in the city or to the clinic on call.

Our regular business hours are 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays*. We are closed on Sundays, but you can call us any time and our answering system will direct you.

*Saturdays are subject to change

Follow the Provided Instructions: When you call to notify the emergency hospital that 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. Follow those steps as carefully as you can.

New Patients Welcome

Animals First Clinic is accepting new patients! Our veterinarians deliver the best care possible to your dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles. Reach out today to book an appointment.

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