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Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital proudly collaborates with your primary veterinarian to provide 24/7 emergency services as well as specialty services, and exotic pet care to beloved companions from Dartmouth and across Atlantic Canada.

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Emergency Vet in Dartmouth

At Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, our services go beyond those of traditional veterinary medicine while keeping the best interests of your companion in mind.

We are proud to offer 24/7 emergency veterinary care at our hospital. If your pet is in medical distress or has experienced trauma, call us right away.

Call: (902) 703-2323     Map & Directions   

Specialty Services & Exotics Care

If your companion requires more extensive care, our team offers specialized veterinary services like cardiology, internal medicine, and surgery. With the expertise of board-certified specialists, we can address a range of concerns for cats and dogs from Dartmouth and beyond.

Our exotics veterinarian also cares for a variety of exotic pets. Our goal is to provide you with the services needed to help keep your exotic pet feeling healthy and happy.

Specialty Services      Exotics

Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital serving Dartmouth, 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 Dartmouth

Find Us Across the Harbour

Our specialty and emergency veterinary hospital is dedicated to providing care for your cat, dog, or exotic companion when they need it most.

We are located just over the harbour by way of either one of the bridges connecting Dartmouth with downtown Halifax, allowing for quick, accessible care.

State-of-the-Art Facility

Our brand-new 17,000+ sq ft facility is ready to serve both pets and pet parents from Dartmouth and across the Maritimes.

This new location provides all of the tools, space, and technology needed for the multifaceted care that we hope to provide.

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

We also aim to deliver diagnostics quickly and efficiently with our technology offerings. This includes a brand-new CT scanner, radiography, ultrasound, and more.

Trusted Care for Pets in Dartmouth

Some veterinary healthcare needs come with a layer of complexity that requires more than what general services can provide.

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

In these unique cases, you and your veterinarian can count on us. At Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, we are here to help.

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

  • Our Commitment to Care

    Our veterinary team works together to help ensure the health of companions from Dartmouth 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.

  • We Are Built for This

    Our 17,000-square-foot facility is designed with your pet's needs in mind. We are proud to have three operating suites, a dedicated ICU (intensive care unit), and nine examination rooms, allowing us to manage each patient with ease.

    This space is equipped with a brand-new CT scanner, ultrasound and digital radiography to help our team diagnose and treat your companion in complex or time-sensitive situations.

  • Our Focus on Collaboration

    Our team of veterinary specialists is dedicated to providing specialist diagnostics and care to all furry (as well as scaly and feathered) friends that we meet.

    We believe that by working closely with your primary veterinarian, we can help achieve the best possible outcome for your companion.

  • Education is Important to Us

    Along with educating pet parents to allow for informed decision-making during veterinary care, we also take our own training very seriously.

    Our board-certified specialists have not only completed 6 to 8 years of education to earn their veterinary degree but have also gone on to complete an additional 3 to 5 years of education and training in their field of choice.

  • Available for Emergency Care, Day or Night

    Our emergency veterinary team at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital is available 24/7, 365 days a year to provide vital medical attention when it's needed.

    Our ER veterinarians also collaborate with our veterinary specialists as well as your primary veterinarians to help ensure seamless care from start to finish.

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

Dartmouth 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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