Emergency and/or Extended Care

As we are a full service hospital we can provide emergency as well as extended care during regular office hours. If an emergency occurs after hours we work in conjunction with Canada West Veterinary Specialist and 24 Hour Emergency to provide your pet with the best care possible. If you have an after hours emergency contact Canada West Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 604-473-4882. They provide 24 hour emergency service. If distance is an issue for you, contact the Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic at 604-879-3737.

24-Hour Intensive Care

Although we have intensive care capabilities throughout and beyond our office hours, Amherst Veterinary Hospital is not staffed during the entire night. Should your pet be hospitalized, please discuss with your veterinarian the necessity of overnight care and monitoring versus ongoing therapy at our hospital. Following this discussion, you may make a decision as to whether you wish to transfer your pet to Canada West Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 604-473-4882.

Learn more about our intensive care options at our Vancouver Animal Hospital.

Continuous Care

Since we handle most of our own emergencies, you can be assured that our hospital will be able to provide your pet with continuous patient care 7 days a week, including holidays. If for any reason we are unable to provide the level of care needed we work in conjunction with Canada West Veterinary Specialist and 24 Hour Emergency to ensure the continuity of care for your pet.

Our Vancouver Animal Hospital offers continuous care for our patients.

House Calls

Should there be extenuating circumstances where your pet cannot come to the hospital for evaluation, we may offer a house call service. This needs to be discussed in advance with the reception staff and can be booked on a doctor availability basis only. If you are unfortunately faced with the need to euthanize your pet and would prefer this be in the privacy of your own home, contact Amherst in advance and one of our receptionists will make arrangements on your behalf with the doctor of your choice.

Our Vancouver Animal Clinic provides house calls in extreme scenarios.

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