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Emergency Care for Pets

At Champlain Animal Hospital, we typically see our cherished patients on an appointment basis. That being said, we are able to treat walk-in or emergency cases during our operational hours. If your pet needs urgent medical care, and our practice is closed, please contact Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic. This is our local after-hours emergency care centre.

How can I reach Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic?

KVEC is located at 1840 Lansdowne Street West off of Brealey Drive. Their phone number is 705-741-KVEC (5832). To learn more, please feel free to visit their website at www.kvec.ca.

What are your regular hours?

Champlain Animal Hospital is open:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

If you have any further questions about our emergency care services, please do not hesitate to call us at 705.742.4243. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, for real-time updates on unexpected closures and our holiday hours.


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Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital