Emergency & Urgent Care

Emergency & Urgent Care

Although no one plans on their pet having a medical emergency, at Sage Creek Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff are here for you. We welcome and prioritize walk-in emergencies and critical care patients. Our veterinarians and staff are highly experienced in emergency and urgent care for pets, and our facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art surgical and medical equipment designed to save pets’ lives.

Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Our Winnipeg Animal Hospital


Emergency Care

Our animal hospital is fully equipped to handle all pet emergencies. When a sick, injured, or poisoned pet arrives, our first priority is to stabilize the pet’s condition. Our veterinarians will immediately examine and assess your pet to provide stabilizing emergency treatments such as oxygen, fluids, wound care, and/or medications.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Stays

When a pet requires critical care, this means they are in need of a higher level of medical attention with close monitoring of their vital signs and more frequent examination that necessitates a stay for one or more days in hospital, we work closely with local 24 hour veterinary emergency hospital to provide the best care possible.

While in the ICU, veterinarians and emergency specialists will closely monitor your patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen saturation levels. This allows us to keep a close eye on the pet’s condition to ensure they remain stable and are able to heal and recover.

A pet might require a stay in the ICU following a surgical procedure, a serious injury, or after ingesting a toxic substance.


Following an emergency or a stay in the ICU, most pets will require some follow-up care and additional outpatient monitoring. Prior to a pet’s discharge, our veterinarians will discuss all the details with you to ensure you’re able to help your pet recover fully.

Team Approach

Our entire team communicates and works together to ensure critical care patients receive exceptional emergency care and a high level of attention at all times. Additionally, if a patient requires attention from a veterinary specialist, we will provide you with a referral and work with the specialist to ensure your pet receives the care they need.

What to Do If Your Pet Has an Emergency

Sage Creek Animal Hospital (204) 255-1150

When a pet has a medical emergency, seek veterinary care immediately. If you can, call our animal hospital to let us know that you are on your way. In addition to preparing our staff and space for your arrival, we will provide you with instructions for stabilizing and transporting your pet.

Learn More About Our Emergency Veterinary Services

To learn more about our hospital facilities, the urgent care, and emergency services available with Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we welcome you to contact our office today.