When we are closed, we refer all our emergencies to the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic. The HVEC is set up specifically for emergency medicine and surgery, which differentiates it from a regular clinic that is just open for 24 hours. It is the only accredited emergency clinic in our region. There is at least one doctor on the premises throughout the hours that the HVEC is open, which is not necessarily the case at a 24 hour walk in clinic. The emergency clinic deals with the immediate problem, and is fully staffed to monitor every patient in their hospital. When we open in the morning, your pet returns to us for follow-up care.

Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic
391 Dunlop Street W.
Barrie, Ontario

Pet Poison Helpline
A 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

Useful Websites


Veterinary Partner is the first place to go for general information about any diseases, medications or conditions involving your pet.

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Indoor Pet Initiative

Indoor Pet Initiative has tips to give your indoor cat a more active ‘outdoor’ lifestyle.

Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund

Dr. Fraser Hale Veterinary Dental specialist

The Savvy Dog Owner’s Guide to Pet Nutrition on the Internet

The Savvy Cat Owner’s Guide to Pet Nutrition on the Internet

Why cats behave like they do

Cat Osteoarthritis Checklist

If you think your cat has joint pain or mobility issues, look here for some guidance as to how you can distinguish what may be going on.

Worms and Germs Blog

Worms and Germs is run by Dr. Scott Weese, a well known specialist on infectious disease. There is great information here information on parasites and other diseases.