Canada West is a Vancouver animal hospital providing advanced veterinary specialist and emergency care.

Our team of over 150 people provide 24/7/365 emergency care and leading specialist services on referral.

We proudly celebrate more than  25 years of dedicated service to the community as an independent, owner-operated facility.

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Why choose us?

Canada West Veterinary Specialists is a full service Vancouver veterinary hospital providing specialist veterinary care. Our hospital functions similar to a large full-service human hospital.  We accept referrals from family veterinarians based throughout British Columbia, Alaska, and the Yukon. We have several departments and a large team of veterinary specialists.

Our primary goal is to provide optimal medical, surgical, and rehabilitation support and care to our patients, fostering the bonds between owners and their pets and between ourselves and our referring clinicians.

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Veterinary Committee on Trauma

Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

American College of Veterinary Radiology

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

American College of Veterinary Anasthesia and Analgesia

American College of Veterinary Surgery

Contact Us

1988 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4Y3
T: 604.473.4882 | F: 604.473.4898

We are located in Greater Vancouver beside the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) — one block south of the 1st Avenue exit (EXIT 27) from Highway 1


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Monday to Tuesday: 7am – 11pm
Wednesday to Fridat: 7am – 11:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 11:30pm
Sundays/Holidays: 8am – 11pm

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We are always on the lookout for veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, veterinarians and board certified specialists.

Check our list of open positions.