24-hour Emergency Services

The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's 24-hour Emergency Services are available for all animal species, 365 days of the year.

Animal owners and referral veterinarians are welcome to contact the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre for emergency assistance.

General emergencies: animal owners

If at all possible, please call the appropriate clinic before coming in for emergency services at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre. Advance notice gives the clinical team some time to prepare any necessary equipment and to alert emergency staff so the animal can be efficiently treated as soon as you arrive.


  • Small Animal Clinic: 306-966-7126

 
  • Large Animal Clinic: 306-966-7178


  • Field Service: 306-966-7178

After regular office hours, an answering service will contact the WCVM veterinarian on call, and the clinician on duty will return your message as soon as possible. If your animal needs urgent or emergency care and you are unable to reach us by telephone, please come to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.

Here are maps showing the location of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon and on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Once you arrive, please pick up the telephone in the clinic foyer and follow the posted instructions. Please tell the person who answers that you are in the foyer and someone will come immediately to assist you.

Referred emergencies: referral veterinarians

If a referred patient is an emergency case, please send your patient and client on their way to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre. Next, please call the appropriate clinic to provide more details and your client's estimated arrival time.

  • Small Animal Clinic: 306-966-7126
  • Large Animal Clinic: 306-966-7178

Here are maps showing the location of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon and on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Please download, complete and email the appropriate referral form along with laboratory reports and radiographs (PDF or jpeg files) to vmccorrespond@usask.ca.

Please inform your client that the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre will charge emergency fees. In the case of emergency surgery, the VMC will also charge emergency call-back fees.

If a specialty clinician is unavailable, a clinical intern or a resident (under a senior clinician's supervision) will accept the referred emergency patients.

As a referring veterinarian, you will receive a final written report after the case is discharged.

Additional Fees

Emergency fees are charged for the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's emergency services.

For more information about fees and payments, contact the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre Business Office (306-966-7121).