There has been a significant increase in pet ownership and adoptions in Alberta.
Caseloads are high in veterinary practices and emergency hospitals across the province.
There is an estimated 3700 pets for every veterinary team in Alberta.
Many of these veterinary teams are short staffed and are working longer hours to provide your pet with the care it deserves.
YOU can help your pet and your vet.
Plan ahead for your next visit.
Tips to Help your Vet help your Pet
Emergency care is prioritized based on the severity of the patient’s condition. A team member will initially have your animal assessed. Examples of high priority cases are collapse, difficulty breathing, traumatic injury, unable to urinate. Lower priority cases include blood in urine, diarrhea, vomiting, skin conditions, limping, sore ear.
Your veterinary team knows you are worried about your pet. They understand because they are pet parents too.
Just remember, your veterinary team deserves care too.
Show Your Veterinary Team You Care
We invite you to take the opportunity to acknowledge the veterinary team in your pet’s life. If you can, please take a moment to reach out and show you care, they will appreciate it more than you know.