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Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic

24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital

At the Central Toronto Veterinary Emergency Clinic we are dedicated to providing compassionate emergency care for our patients and their owners.

Our Toronto veterinary emergency hospital operates with a skilled veterinarian and experienced technicians on-site 24 hours a day, weekends and holidays.

Top Emergencies

Find helpful information on what you need to know before you go to the emergency veterinarian in our descriptions below.

You’ll find the top 3 most common emergencies, followed by a list of other emergencies below.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

What to Look For:

Straining to eliminate without producing anything; frequent litterbox trips or using inappropriate places to do their business; blood in the urine. If your cat is exhibiting these signs, call us right away.

Before You Call:

The following information will be helpful for our staff to know: has there been a recent change in diet, environment, people present, or other animals? These can be triggers for stress in cats leading to urinary blockages.

Please note that if you suspect your cat is constipated, it could very well be that they cannot urinate. Please have them assessed ASAP as the misjudgement could be fatal.

Call us at (416) 784-4444 or visit the emergency clinic 24 hours a day.


(or any combination of these)

What to Look For:

Check for anything in the house that is missing (ie. food items) or broken (ie. toys), damaged packaging (ie. pill bottles), etc.

Before You Call:

Be prepared to tell us what they might have eaten, when, how much, and your companion’s weight.

Bring with you:

Any packaging available.

For ingested human medications or other preparations like rat poison, please call the ASPCA Poison Control Helpline at 1 (888) 426-4435 as they will be able to supply information regarding treatment that we may need.

Call us at (416) 784-4444 or visit the emergency clinic 24 hours a day.


What to Look For:

Search for signs of active bleeding (you can apply pressure to help stop this).

Before You Call:

Do not attempt to clean nor apply any ointments to the area before a vet has assessed the site

Call us at (416) 784-4444 or visit the emergency clinic 24 hours a day.

Our goal for your pet’s care

Our goal is to exceed your expectations of Toronto emergency vet services by treating your loved ones with compassion, respect and dignity. We strive to provide the highest quality of medicine, alleviate pain, and ensure continual care and compassion in an environment where your pet is never alone.

We are prepared for any pet emergency

Upon arrival at our veterinary emergency clinic, a doctor will examine your pet together with you and then provide a treatment plan based on your pet’s medical condition. Throughout your pet’s visit, our compassionate staff will work hard to provide comfort and constant attention to the needs of both you and your loved ones. We are proud to have created a family environment where our clients feel welcome and respected while ensuring optimal care for our patients.

What you can expect:

During your pet’s stay and upon discharge, you and your referring veterinarian will be constantly updated and provided with the appropriate information needed to further care for your pet’s needs. Unlike other emergency veterinary clinics that require you to transport your pet to your regular veterinarian first thing in the morning, CTVEC can provide on-site continuity of care. Our emergency vet clinic will provide the care appropriate to the medical situation while coordinating with your schedule and that of your primary care veterinarian.

Let us take the stress out of the emergency care process. Make CTVEC your emergency vet in Toronto.

Other Pet Emergencies

  • Excessive Panting in Dogs

  • Dog Vomiting And Diarrhea

  • Dog Drooling

  • Cat Choking

  • Cat Shivering

  • Cat Vomiting

Call us at (416) 784-4444 or visit the emergency clinic 24 hours a day.