About Pulse

We work as an adjunct to your family veterinary hospital to help make sure the most vulnerable members of your family get the health care they deserve.

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency is a brand new, state of the art hospital that opened its doors in March of 2020.  

Conveniently located just off the Anthony Henday to provide convenient access for all residents of the greater Edmonton area.

Dr. Kim Hawkes, the first veterinary cardiologist in Alberta, had long-envisioned opening a practice that matched exceptional care with compassion and community pride. With this vision in mind, an incredible team of board-certified veterinary specialists, emergency veterinarians, animal health technologists and amazing support staff began to grow together to bring this practice to life.

Pulse is excited to be introducing the first veterinary radiologist and neurologist (Winter 2021) to Edmonton.

We are the only exclusively veterinarian-owned emergency and referral hospital in Alberta and will be the only veterinary hospital in Edmonton to boast an MRI (Winter 2021).

At Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency, we understand our role in the veterinary community. As a referral and emergency service, we operate to provide veterinary care that compliments the services provided by your practice. Our focus is to work synergistically with your team and always operate in a professional and collegial manner.

We cherish the opportunity to offer advanced and emergency services to fulfill our role in supporting you to provide the best care for your patient.

As a privately-owned practice, we have an open door policy with our referring veterinarians where we encourage feedback to allow us to continue to adapt our approach to reach our goals:

  • To provide your clients with an excellent experience that focuses on medicine and compassionate care
  • To work synergistically and complimentary with your practice in a professional and collegial manner

Meet our Team