Shefali Lemaire

Emergency Care
Shefali was born and raised in India. She completed a BSc in marine science and biology at the University of Miami and worked for several years in a molecular genetics and pathology lab studying a sea turtle virus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then headed to veterinary school at St George's University, completing her final year of vet school at the University of Edinburgh. She graduated in 2012 and worked in general practice in France and northern Alberta until joining the Guardian Veterinary Centre as an emergency doctor.

Shefali loves travelling, the outdoors, Mexican food and spending time with her two dogs Bean and Queso, and two cats Guacamole and Pico.
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Emergency Care

When an emergency happens with your pet, count on VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre for immediate help.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year in Edmonton

Our dedicated Emergency Doctors and Registered Veterinary Technologists provide urgent, emergency care for your pet. No appointments are required for veterinary emergency visits. Walk-ins are welcome.

Choose VCA Canada Guardian because we care

Our experienced and compassionate veterinarians have access to our advanced equipment like ultrasound, X-ray, and our in-house CT scanner to diagnose and treat your pet. Our 24 hour pet hospital facility is full-service, and state-of-the-art.

If you are able, please phone 780-436-5880 to let us know about your pet’s injury or illness and your arrival time. We don’t require this phone call, so if your problem is very urgent, please proceed immediately to our emergency animal hospital at 5620 99th St in Edmonton, Alberta.

We do attempt to keep your wait time at a minimum. Like human emergency rooms, we operate on a triage system. This means critically ill animals are seen before pets with minor or non life-threatening problems. As a result, we do sometimes experience longer wait times to see one of our veterinarians.

Guardian Veterinary Centre

5620-99 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 1V2

Main: 780-436-5880

Fax: 780-436-6222

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

Mon - Fri
8am - 4pm

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