To our valued clients: 

In these changing times was have had to adapt our after-hours protocol to ensure our doctors have proper work/life balance. To make sure our clients have 24-hour care, we use an online service called Vet Triage to evaluate your situation. The Doctor will then give you either home care instructions or advise you to go to Metro Animal Emergency Clinic in Dartmouth for medical intervention. Thank you for understanding and working with us to give you the best possible 24-hour care.  

Staff & Management  

Metro Animal Emergency Clinic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     201 Brownlow Ave #32                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dartmouth, B3B 1W2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (902) 468-0674

Our Promise to you:

At Bridgewater Animal Hospital Ltd., our focus is on promoting quality of life for pets and their families. To promote the quality of life, we approach your pets medical care from many levels to ensure your pet will be in optimal physical, emotional and behavioural health. We partner with you to help you integrate your family pet into your lifestyle in ways that are mutually beneficial. We are accredited by Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association and are proud to offer the following services. Digital X-rays, In house Lab Services, Spays / Neuters, Microchip Implants, Prescriptions, Surgery, Vaccinations, Flea / Tick Prevention and Treatment, New Puppy / New Kitten, Veterinary Specialist Referrals, Nutritional Recommendations.

kitty1.png Appointments

Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care (During Normal Business Hours)

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

After-Hours Emergencies

For after-hours emergencies we have partnered with VetTriage to offer video telehealth services. The VetTriage veterinarians are available 24/7 and will assess your pet on a live video chat for a small fee to determine if your pet requires immediate emergency care, or simple monitoring at home until we reopen. In the event your pet needs to come in immediately, they will refer you to the Metro Animal Emergency Animal Hospital. Connect to them now by clicking the image below:

After-Hours Emergencies

Types of Pets Seen

At Bridgewater Animal Hospital Ltd., we can care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats