24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE

24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE FOR SMALL ANIMALS.

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At King Animal Hospital, our emergency department is dedicated to providing top-notch care for your pets 24/7. Our team of experienced veterinarians, technicians, and support staff is always ready to assist in any urgent situation. Our critical care service operates 7 days a week, ensuring that specialized care is available around the clock in our ICU.

EMERGENCY & TREATMENT

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON ARRIVAL

Upon arriving at our emergency department, one of our friendly receptionists will gather necessary information and assist you with any required forms. Similar to a human hospital, our emergency department operates on a triage system, prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition rather than the order of arrival.

TRIAGE AND INITIAL ASSESSMENT

A technician will promptly attend to you, asking preliminary questions and conducting an initial assessment of your pet. This may occur in the waiting room, an exam room, or in a designated assessment area. Vital parameters such as heart rate, temperature, breathing rate, and other critical signs will be checked. Depending on the situation, you may be asked for permission to perform diagnostic tests or treatments, such as pain relief, x-rays, or basic bloodwork, to expedite the diagnostic process and enhance the efficiency of your consultation.

VETERINARY CONSULTATION

Our emergency veterinarians will thoroughly discuss your pet’s condition, physical examination findings, and available treatment options with you. This may include recommendations for diagnostic testing, hospitalization, surgery, or referrals to our specialty departments.

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WHY CHOOSE KING ANIMAL HOSPITAL?

  • 24/7 emergency care with a dedicated team of experts
  • Advanced critical care services available 7 days a week
  • Compassionate and efficient triage system
  • Transparent communication and collaborative approach
  • Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

At King Animal Hospital, we prioritize transparency and collaboration in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. As pet owners ourselves, we treat every pet with the same care and compassion we would our own. We understand the stress and anxiety that can accompany emergency visits, and our goal is to provide a transparent, efficient, and compassionate experience for every client.

TRUST KING ANIMAL HOSPITAL WITH YOUR PET’S EMERGENCY CARE NEEDS. WE ARE HERE TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BELOVED PETS RECEIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE, ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT.

OUR DOCTORS

DR. MATT BARNES

BVMS

Emergency Veterinarian (Co-Lead)

Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Toronto and completed his BScH in Life Sciences at Queen’s University before obtaining his veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

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DR. KENDRA BERNYK

DVM, DVSc

Emergency Veterinarian (Co-Lead)

Dr. Bernyk completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and attended veterinary school at Massey University in New Zealand. In her time overseas she has emphasized emergency medicine as her passion through involvement in the Massey University Teaching Hospital. She started her career in rural general practice in 2019 where she provided after hours emergency coverage for large and small animals. She quickly transferred to emergency medicine in 2020 where she fell in love with the fast-paced environment and varied caseload. Since that time she has been involved in emergency medicine in Ontario and various referral hospitals across Canada. Her academic interests include emergency stabilization, critical care and surgery.

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DR. IRENE BERKOV

BSc, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Irene Berkov completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2022. Following graduation, Dr. Berkov completed a Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Toronto Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in 2023. During her internship, she discovered her passion towards emergency medicine and has since pursued a career as a full-time emergency clinician. Her special professional interest include surgery, autoimmune and endocrine disorders, as well as neurological diseases. Dr. Berkov considers pet parents to be integral members of the medical care team and strives to build trusting and supportive relationships with her patients’ family. She takes the time to explain complex medical conditions and treatment options in a clear and compassionate manner, ensuring that pet owners feel informed and supported throughout stressful times.

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DR. JAIMEE GILLIS

BScH, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Gillis completed her Bachelor of Science at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in 2013 prior to returning to her home province, Prince Edward Island, for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Atlantic Veterinary College. After finishing her DVM degree in 2018, she moved to Calgary, Alberta to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship. During her internship, she developed an enthusiasm for emergency medicine and has been working as an emergency veterinarian in Newmarket, Ontario for the past four years. She is very excited to continue building her skill set as she starts her next chapter at King Animal Hospital. Dr. Gillis’ professional interests include surgery, radiology, cytology, toxicology and client communication.

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DR. COURTNEY LUN

BSc, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Courtney Lun is an emergency veterinarian with a passion for providing exceptional care to small animals. Graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelors of Science degree in 2015 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019, Dr. Lun has honed her skills through years of practice in both emergency and general practice clinics. With a keen interest in critical care and surgery, Dr. Lun thrives in high-pressure situations, ensuring that every patient receives the urgent care they need.

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DR. ARASH SALEHIAN

DVM (Hons)

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Arash Salehian (Dr.Sal) is a dedicated veterinary professional with a passion for emergency and critical care medicine. Originally from Iran, Arash embarked on a journey to Canada in 2010, determined to build a new life from the ground up. After completing his veterinary medicine studies in his home country, he pursued his dream of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Ross University with Honor. Further enhancing his skills, Arash completed a rigorous training program at the University of Wisconsin, focusing on emergency care. Since 2019, Dr.Sal has been dedicated to emergency medicine, showcasing his expertise as an ER DVM. With over 300 successful emergency surgeries under his belt, he has demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for handling critical cases with precision and care. His passion lies in emergency surgeries, trauma management, stabilizing critical patients, and internal medicine.

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