Holiday hours: August 7, 2023
Due to the August long weekend, the WCVM's Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) will be closed on Monday, August 7.
The VMC's regular clinical services will resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, August 8.
Emergency and critical care services are available for small and large animals throughout the holiday weekend, 24 hours a day.
However, the hospital must limit its small animal after-hour service because of high demand and limited staff. The VMC clinical team is restricting its overnight patient intake to life-threatening cases (red zone) only from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. each night until further notice.
Whenever caseload and staffing permits, the clinical team will see patients that fall under the urgent condition (orange zone).
Please call 306-966-7126 to speak with our triage team before arrival. Visit vmc.usask.ca for more information about our emergency services.
MEDICATIONS: before the long weekend, make sure to check your animals' medications and call the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre pharmacy (306-966-7120) for refills. Please note that the pharmacy is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre operates an on-site, accredited veterinary pharmacy that provides services to all VMC clients and western Canadian animal owners.
The pharmacy's professional staff members also work closely with the medical centre's medical oncology service to provide chemotherapy to oncology patients.