24 Hour Emergency Animal Hospital – Edmonton

Sherwood Park Emergency Animal Clinic Serving Edmonton & area

Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency is an Edmonton & area EMERGENCY ANIMAL HOSPITAL that is here to help pets of all sorts and sizes. *We’ve even done multiple CT scans on rabbits to better assess their oral pathology. Our emergency animal hospital is here to support your pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency is a brand new, modern animal hospital that can offer a variety of simple and complicated diagnostic and therapeutic options for a wide array of animal species. We are exclusively veterinarian owner and conveniently located just off the Henday highway. We can help diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions such as torn cruciate ligaments, fractured limbs and bony tumours in both dogs and cats. We treat gastric stasis, respiratory infections and ear disease in rabbits. We can perform ultrasonography and surgical procedures on ferrets. We will treat birds for trauma, egg binding and husbandry concerns. We can treat gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats and mice for multiple different infectious and traumatic conditions. We also offer humane end of life care for all animal species.

We are proud to be the ONLY veterinarian owned emergency and referral animal hospital in Alberta

 24 hr. Animal Emergency Hospital – Edmonton & area
We have a team of 10 experienced emergency veterinarians staffing the clinic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


 24 hr. Animal Emergency Hospital – Edmonton & area
We have a team of 10 experienced emergency veterinarians staffing the clinic 24 hours a day
7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In Emergency Situations Every Minute Counts
No Referral Or Appointment Is Necessary

    • If it is safe to do so, please call our animal hospital at 780-570-9999 so that we can be ready for your arrival.
    • DIRECTIONS to our emergency animal hospital 450 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park We are conveniently located just off Anthony Henday Drive.
    • IF you have time, please fill out this short EMERGENCY CHECK-IN FORM here
    • Once you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot, call 780-570-9999 and we’ll come to you.
    • In order to keep everyone safe, any clients entering the animal hospital are required to wear a face mask and sanitize their hands.
      Please bring a mask (cloth or disposable) to your visit! If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these trying times.
Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency looks forward to being with you and your pet for every beat, even during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Our Edmonton animal hospital offers specialists in multiple disciplines, as well as all of the latest equipment to help us diagnose challenging diseases.
We want to make sure we can provide the best care possible to your pet. The human-animal bond has changed a lot over the last 25 years and so has veterinary medicine. We are striving to make sure that each animal that comes to the hospital receives the best in current veterinary diagnostics and treatment.

Animal emergency hospital Edmonton - dog being cared for by veterinarian

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency 
Sherwood Park 780-570-9999 *just of the Henday
24 hr. Emergency Animal Hospital – Edmonton & Area 
*click for directions: 450 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park

Animal Dental Work

All animal species suffer from some form of dental disease. This is common in dogs, cats and rabbits. We have a veterinarian with advanced training in exotics as well as a specialist in oral disease that work closely together to make sure rabbits, guinea pigs and other non-traditional pets get the oral care they require.

Treating Trauma in Animals

Trauma can occur in all animal species. Treating birds, rabbits, ferrets and other exotics for these conditions can be both dangerous and challenging. At Pulse, our exotics veterinarian works with board-certified surgeons to attempt to get the most successful outcomes as often as possible.

Treating Ear Disease in Animals

Oral and inner ear disease in rabbits can be challenging. CT imaging plays a crucial role in successfully diagnosing and ultimately treating these conditions. At PVeterinary Specialists and Emergency, our exotics animal veterinarian works with our board-certified radiologist to use these advanced imaging techniques to help diagnose these challenging diseases so we can ultimately try to help these animals in distress.

Treating Heart Disease in Animals

Cardiac or heart disease affects dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and many other species. We are fortunate at Pulse that we can rely on the only board-certified cardiologist in the Edmonton area, Dr. Kim Hawkes, to work with our exotics animal veterinarian to properly diagnose and treat a variety of animal species in heart failure.

Emergencies are stressful events and happen when we least expect it. Emergencies for exotic animal species are often that much more stressful because many emergency veterinarians have minimal training or experience working with species aside from dogs and cats. This is especially true when talking about our non-mammalian animals such as birds and reptiles. At Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, we have the advantage of leaning in the expertise of Dr. Eryn Hanak who has done an exotics internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to help us properly assess, diagnose and treat our non-traditional animal pets. This is important as the number of clients with animals outside of dogs and cats is steadily growing and the owner’s willingness to work these animals is up, and treatment is also growing.

Training in Emergency Animal Treatment

Exotics animal training is a common part of our continuing education. We will perform emergency diagnostics such as blood work, radiographs, ultrasounds and CTs on a variety of species and we will treat in the hospital with intravenous fluids, medications, and where appropriate, surgery.

Animal Husbandry Nutrition

Proper nutrition and husbandry of exotic animal species are incredibly important. At Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, we stock a wide variety of omnivore and herbivore diets. We are also well versed in standard husbandry practices. In more complicated cases we can consult with our exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Eryn Hanak, about recommended diagnostic and therapeutic options.

– We strive to provide gold standard care to all animal species –

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency 
Sherwood Park 780-570-9999 *just of the Henday
24 hr. Emergency Animal Hospital – Edmonton & Area 
*click for directions: 450 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park

Frequently Asked Questions

What animal species do you routinely treat?

While dogs and cats do represent the most common pets seen at Pulse, we also frequently see rabbits, ferrets, lizards (especially Bearded Dragons) and pocket pets (these include guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice and gerbils)

Is treatment at an Edmonton emergency animal hospital expensive?

Emergency care can be expensive, and what is worse, it is unplanned. At Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, we charge according to the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association fee guide. We are one of the few emergency clinics that do not charge above the fee guide, and as such we have very fair costs.

Will you do surgery on exotic animals?

Yes! We have performed fracture repairs on both rabbits and birds. We have done foreign body and adrenalectomies on ferrets. We have spayed Bearded Dragons (sometimes giving blood transfusions beforehand!) and have performed wound repairs on rabbits, once even successfully repairing a broken leg and amputating an ear.

Can exotic animals be anesthetized safely?

Absolutely! It is true that exotic animals carry a higher risk under anesthesia, especially bird and reptiles, however, at Pulse we have successfully anesthetized all manners of animals. At Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, we recognize that all animal species are part of the family. We strive to make sure that rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters, rats, mice, bearded dragons, other lizards, parrots and other birds receive the same high standard care that dogs and cats do. We also will seek advice in cases that require more expertise and are able to offer follow up in cases where people do not have a family veterinarian comfortable in doing so with our exotic’s internship trained veterinarian, Dr Eryn Hanak, every Wednesday. Dr. Hanak does frequent locums at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to help train future veterinarians in exotic animal medicine.

Do you only treat dogs and cats?

No – we see all sorts of animals. While we are not specialists, we frequently see rabbits, ferrets, birds and pocket pets.

Do all Edmonton emergency animal hospitals have long wait times?

We are staffed to try to keep wait times down to less than 2 hours if possible, however, during very busy times we can have longer waits than that.

Is there always a veterinarian at the animal hospital?

Yes – we are a true 24/7 animal hospital and have at least one veterinarian (usually multiple) and several registered veterinary technologists at all times.

What does it mean to be a veterinarian owned animal hospital?

The people who work at the hospital also own it. We are also completely Canadian owned.

Animal emergencies can be very stressful, at Pulse we are truly here for you and your pet. We have all the latest tools and veterinarians with advanced training to care for you and your pet in your time of need.

Edmonton animal hospital - cat being cared for by veterinarian

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency 
Sherwood Park 780-570-9999 *just of the Henday
24 hr. Emergency Animal Hospital – Edmonton & Area 
*click for directions: 450 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park