Veterinary Emergency Clinics
Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre provides 24-hour emergency and critical care services for companion animals and they have specialists such as internal medicine, neurology and surgery. They also have an animal blood bank. They are located at 2303 Alberta Street in Vancouver and can be reached at 604-879-3737.
Burrard Animal Hospital and Emergency
Burrard Animal Hospital and Emergency provides 24-hour emergency services for companion animals. They are located at 1788 W. Broadway in Vancouver and can be reached at 604-738-5683
Intercity Animal Emergency Clinic
Intercity Animal Emergency Clinic provides after-hour emergency care services for companion animals. They are located at 580 SE Marine Drive in Vancouver and can be reached at 604-321-8080.
Canada West Veterinary Specialists (CWVS)
CWVS provides referral-based 24-hour specialty care. Specialty areas include Neurology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. They are located at 1988 Kootenay Street in Vancouver.
North West Nuclear Medicine for Animals
Information about radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats. This nuclear medicine specialty practice is located at 1590 West 4th Ave in Vancouver.
West Coast Veterinary Eye Specialists (WCVES)
For complex eye diseases, we offer referrals to a veterinary ophthalmology specialist. This veterinary ophthalmology specialty practice is located at 460 E. Columbia Street in New Westminster.
General Pet Healthcare
Looking to adopt a new pet? The BC SPCA is your resource for pet adoptions and the various shelter locations throughout the greater Vancouver area. Also has a section for general pet care for cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, turtles, lizards and snakes.
Pet Health Network
A reliable source of information for general pet healthcare topics, including topics such as behaviour training and how to give your pet medications.
For reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Indoor Pet Initiative
An excellent resource from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for dog and cat owners. Discusses many behavioural topics such as socialization, environmental enrichment and training. A great resource to read before getting any new puppy or kitten.
Dog & Cat Behaviour
An excellent resource for pet owners and the general public by Dr. Yin, an animal behaviour specialist. Includes hundreds of free videos and articles about dog and cat training and behaviour modification.
Pet Health Topics
A website from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine which has great information on a variety of pet health issues including diabetes, seizures, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease and antifreeze poisoning.
Pets & Parasites
Why do we deworm our pets? Here you will find information about dog and cat parasites and how they can affect the health of you, your pet and your family. Topics include demodex, lice, mites, ticks and fleas.
If you own a dog in the city of Vancouver, getting a dog licence is a by-law. This link has information on how to apply for a dog licence, including the option to apply online.
Pet Dental Care
How to brush your pet’s teeth
A detailed step-by-step guide on how to start brushing your pet’s teeth, written by veterinary dental specialist, Dr. Fraser Hale.
A video on how to brush your cat’s teeth by Cornell University’s dental specialists. This website also contains a lot of excellent information for cat owners, such as how to stop destructive scratching behaviour, how to give medications, and how to trim nails.
Pet Laser Therapy
Class IV laser therapy has arrived at Vancouver Veterinary Hospital! Now your pet can benefit from the industry’s most advanced modality for treating a wide variety of ailments. We are one of the few practices in Vancouver that offer laser therapy. Therapeutic laser is a natural, medication-free way to treat conditions such as arthritis, wounds, ear infections, lick granulomas, and much more. We also use therapeutic laser post-operatively after surgery to decrease pain and inflammation and to speed up healing. Therapeutic lasers have been used in human medicine and physiotherapy with excellent results.
See our Laser Therapy page or the link below for more details.
You never know when emergencies occur. Be prepared with pet insurance. Please click on the links below to view and compare different pet insurance options.
Pet Poison Control
Pet Poison Helpline
A valuable resource that provides 24-hour advice and information if you suspect that your pet has gotten into a poison or toxin.
ASPCA Poison Control Center
Another excellent resource for information about toxic plants and other poisons that your pet may come into contact with. Includes a searchable database for toxic and non-toxic plants (http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison-control/Plants.aspx).
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Up-to-date information on the latest pet food recalls in North America.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Veterinary Diets
Information about dog and cat nutrition, including prescription and non-prescription diets.
Royal Canin Medi-Cal Veterinary Diets
Information about nutrition, general pet care and feeding guidelines for all life stages of your dog or cat.
Information about RAW diets for pets
An informative article about the other side of raw diets that you should know about, including dispelling some common myths.
Pet Memorial & Cremation
Until We Meet Again
Provides professional and respectful care of your pets remains. They have a pet memorial centre located in North Vancouver and offers services such as grief support.