Emergency Veterinary Care

 The Landing Veterinary Hospital provides urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

Daytime Urgent Care in Gibsons

Contact The Landing Veterinary Hospital


  • Monday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (604) 886-8511

After-Hours Vet Care Near Gibsons

Contact our urgent number for instructions.

(604) 886-8511

The Landing Veterinary Hospital shares the after-hours calls on a rotational basis with other clinics in the Gibsons/Sechelt area. On the nights our clinic is on call, we are supported by Animal Health Link ( AHL).  AHL offers remote teletriage veterinary services. They combine veterinary health information, human triage research, and modern technology to assess your concerns and determine appropriate next steps. We are excited to provide our clients with the peace of mind this after hours service will provide. If you have any questions about our emergency process feel free to reach out to us. 

After Hours Veterinary Care

If your pet is experiencing symptoms or exhibiting behaviours that are causing you concern, contact our office as soon as possible or call the after-hours number listed above. 

Our team of veterinary professionals at The Landing Veterinary Hospital offer urgent care for pets in most emergency situations. Your pets are our passion, we take pride in the care we provide to pets when they need us most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our regular business hours, call us as soon as possible. If your emergency is occurring outside of our regular hours, call our after hours number listed above. to let them know you are on your way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself at any risk. Make sure to bring your pet to our hospital in Gibsons safely and without taking unnesercary risks.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some of the following most frequently asked questions from our clients about after hours appointments at The Landing Veterinary Hospital.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    The Landing Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Tuesday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Wednesday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Thursday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday:08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Unconsciousness
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • 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
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Gibsons animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we can't fit in an emergency appointment to our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the emergency veterinary hospital we have listed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At The Landing Veterinary Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians are primarily experienced with dogs and cats, however, we will also see other small animals like rodents or birds in emergency situations. 

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