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Providing 24/7 emergency services as well as specialty services to beloved companions from Bedford and across Atlantic Canada at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital. We take pride in meeting the complex needs of dogs, cats and exotic pets.

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Emergency Vet in Bedford

Our ER veterinarians will do everything in their ability to provide the care your pet needs including collaborating with our veterinary specialists as well as referring primary care veterinarians.

We offer 24/7 emergency veterinary care for cats, dogs, and exotic pets. If you believe that your pet is in medical distress or has experienced trauma, don't hesitate to call us. Our team is prepared to handle an extensive range of veterinary emergencies.

Call: (902) 703-2323     Map & Directions   

Specialty Veterinary Services

At Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, our board-certified specialists are passionate about providing comprehensive veterinary care in complex cases including cardiologyinternal medicine, or surgery. We can address a range of concerns for cats and dogs from Bedford and beyond.

Our exotic pet veterinarian provides the services needed to help keep your exotic companion feeling healthy, allowing them to live a long, happy life.

Specialty Services      Exotics

Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital serving Bedford, NS

  • Whether furry, feathered, or scaly, our veterinary team works together to provide the care your pet needs to help them live long, healthy, and happy lives.
    - The Coastal Care Team, Serving Bedford

Your Emergency Vet Near Bedford

Whether you prefer taking the scenic drive next to the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area or the stunning views from alongside the Bedford Basin, our specialty and emergency animal hospital is located only a short drive south of Bedford.

You can rest easy knowing that specialized care for your dog, cat, or exotic pet is close, for when you need it most. 

Our Advanced Hospital: Ready for Any Emergency Vet Need in Bedford

Our 17,000+ sq ft facility is newly built and ready to serve pets and pet parents from Bedford and across the Maritimes.

We offer in-depth specialty and emergency services that pets need in a collaborative environment. This includes the application of a variety of diagnostic techniques and treatment options.

With 10 large examination rooms, 3 surgical suites, and a fully equipped ICU, we can give each companion the time and care they deserve.

Our goal when using technology is to deliver results quickly and efficiently. Some of the tools we use to accomplish this include a brand-new CT scanner, radiography, ultrasound, and more.

Devoted Emergency Vet Care for Bedford's Pets

While standard veterinary care is vital and covers your pet's basic needs and health like vaccinations and wellness exams, there may be certain situations that require more in-depth, comprehensive diagnostics and treatment.

Our team of board-certified veterinary specialists strives to deliver effective care for both complex and emergency cases for pets in Bedford.

At Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, we are proud to provide care for your pet and extensive communication with you and your primary veterinarian.

We believe that this collaborative effort between our team and your primary veterinarian can lead to the best possible outcome for your companion.

  • Our Dedication to Pets

    We believe in providing detailed care in a collaborative environment for pets from Bedford and across the Maritimes.

    From emergencies and intricate services requiring a specialist to standard care for not-so-standard pets, we are ready to provide your friend with the comfort and care they need.

  • Designed for Complex Care

    Our team uses the space and equipment made available in our brand-new 17,000-square-foot facility that has been designed with your pet's needs in mind. We offer three operating suites, a dedicated ICU (intensive care unit), and nine examination rooms, that allow the treatment and movement of patients and staff to be performed with ease.

    This space is equipped with a brand-new CT scanner, ultrasound and digital radiography. Having these tools on-site can help reduce the time it takes to provide a diagnosis and begin treatment which can be crucial in complex or time-sensitive situations

  • The Importance of Collaboration

    Our team of emergency veterinarians and specialists believes that by working closely with your primary veterinarian, we can help achieve the best possible outcome for your companion.

    This dedication to collaboration can be seen in each situation we face, with seamless transfers between departments and ongoing communication between our team and you and your primary veterinarian.

  • Informed Decisions & Knowledgable Care

    We believe that education is key to making informed decisions. This is why we take the time to fully explain diagnostic results along with our professional opinion when discussing the next steps with you.

    Our commitment to knowledge doesn't end there. We also are proud to have board-certified specialists caring for your beloved companion.

    A board-certified specialist will have completed 6 to 8 years of education to earn their veterinary degree but has also gone on to complete an additional 3 to 5 years of education and training in their field of choice.

  • Emergency Care When it's Needed Most

    Our emergency veterinary team at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital is available 24/7 to provide care for cats, dogs, and exotic pets in urgent medical situations.

    The emergency veterinarians at our hospital will provide the necessary care while collaborating with our veterinary specialists to address each concern that your pet may be faced with.

Meet Our Veterinary Specialists


Dr. Jeremy Orr, Halifax Veterinary Cardiologist

Dr. Jeremy OrrCardiology

DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM

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Dr. Aleksandra Milaszewska, Halifax Veterinarian

Dr. Aleksandra MilaszewskaInternal Medicine

DVM, Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

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Dr. Jocelyn Marchiori, Halifax Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jocelyn MarchioriAnesthesiology

DVM, Anesthesiology Resident (to be completed in 2024)

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Dr. Danica Lucyshyn, Halifax Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Danica LucyshynOphthalmology

DVM, Ophthalmology Resident (to be completed in 2024)

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Meet Our Veterinarian Providing Exotic Care


Bedford Emergency Vet - 24/7 Emergency & Specialty Veterinary Care

Caring for Pets in Atlantic Canada

Our specialists are pleased to accept new patients by referral from primary care veterinarians. Our emergency service welcomes all clients – 24/7/365. 

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