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A Special Thanks to PriceSmart Foods and Davis Meats for hosting our BBQ Luxurious 420 Sedan Bridge Sea Ray Yacht - 45 foot sport yacht. Cruise for 4 hours for15 people - Depart from Coal Harbour and travel up the beautiful and scenic waters of Indian Arm. Enjoy...read more
Click Here to View Pictures of this Event A Special Thanks toFreybe's Gourmet Foods and PriceSmart Foods for hosting our BBQ Luxurious 420 Sedan Bridge Sea Ray Yacht - 45 foot sport yacht. Cruise for 4 hours for15 people - Depart from Coal Harbour and travel up the...read more
My pet is a handful. Can I pay my bill ahead of time or in the exam room so I don’t have to wait in the lobby after the exam is over?
Yes. When you call to schedule your appointment, please let us know that you would like to be billed in advance. We typically ask for a credit card and will send you a receipt at your request. Depending on what services or procedures we have provided your pet, we may...read more
I have a hard time controlling my pet in the lobby. Can I make arrangements so I can take him/her into the exam room right away when I arrive?
Yes. When you call to schedule your appointment, please let us know that you would prefer to wait in an exam room.read more
In some cases, our professional governing body requires that we have a veterinary–client relationship with pet owners before communicating certain information to them. Also, some educational and informational sections of our site are reserved for our clients so we can...read more
We keep track of your pet’s weight just like your doctor’s office keeps track of your height and weight each time you visit. Having an accurate and current measurement of your pet’s weight will help us ensure that we prescribe the right dose of preventives,...read more
Our regular business hours are: Monday 8:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday 8:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday 8:00am – 6:00pm Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm Sunday...read more
I think something’s wrong with my pet. Can I call you and have a veterinarian give me a diagnosis over the phone?
Veterinarians can’t diagnose over the phone. Besides being unethical and illegal, diagnosing by phone doesn’t allow veterinarians to physically examine a pet. A physical exam is necessary so your veterinarian can provide an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment....read more
In an emergency, call (604) 514-1711. Leave your name, phone number, and a brief description of your pet’s problem. Our on-call veterinarian will return your call as soon as possible. If you don’t have call-waiting, remember to stay off your phone line so the doctor...read more
Don’t panic, but call us right away. If it’s outside our normal business hours, leave a message, and one of our veterinarians will return your call quickly. If your pet is not showing any adverse symptoms, you can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at...read more
Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can. Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the...read more
We now know that animals experience pain in much the same way as people. We use our knowledge of pain medication and pain relief strategies to prevent and manage pain in pets, both before and after surgery and in the event of an injury or infection. We can also ease...read more
Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age...read more
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems...read more