Imagine discovering a sick puppy in the middle of the night, or an injured animal on a holiday walk. Vet clinics are closed for the day and the animal needs help immediately. Thankfully, OMHS Animal Protective Service (APS) officers are on call every day of the year 24 hours a day for injured animals in our community. APS officers, after consulting with our Registered Veterinary Technicians, immediately transport injured animals directly to one of our partner emergency clinics. As the year closes, we want to highlight two of our valued emergency veterinary partners.
The Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, provides emergency care around the clock to animals in need by veterinary professionals specifically trained in emergency and critical care medicine. With several Board-Certified veterinarians providing Specialty services, OMHS pets are some of the most fortunate around. We frequently have animals examined by cardiology, internal medicine and surgery. In addition to providing care to the animals, the clinic has been a supportive sponsor of the OMHS calendar and a dog kennel at the Shelter. Thanks to the doctors and staff at Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital hundreds of animals have received care of over the years.
Just over the border in Burlington, the team at Burlington Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital provides incredible care to OMHS animals in need. Little Oscar the puppy was diagnosed with the deadly parvo virus, but successfully came through an intense treatment thanks to the care at the clinic. Similarly, this beautiful Siamese cat, Zara, had consumed part of a toy and was seriously ill when she received supportive care and surgery to remove the blockage. These are just two examples of the numerous animals that have required lifesaving care there in the last few months. Now theses animals are thriving in loving homes.
With the holidays are upon us, we are so thankful to have these skilled partners to treat the animals most in need of care both day, or night. We truly could not do what we do without our veterinary partners.
Lita and 2 of her puppies. Lita had birthing complications requiring an emergency visit to MOVH in the middle of the night Boxing Day 2021. She gave birth to her litter of 10 puppies there!
Zara receieved life saving surgery at BVERH to remove a foreign body from her intestines.
Oscar, treated at BVERH for parvovirus.