Coyote Attack on Luna The Cat

Posted On: July 8, 2020

Categories: Case reports, ER + Critical Care, In the Media

Luna is a 2-year old cat that was presented to Canada West Veterinary Specialists on June 26, 2020, after being attacked by a coyote.   She was let outside around 4 am along with two other cats in her household. When the two other cats returned, Luna was nowhere to be found. Her owner went outside […]

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COVID-19 and Pets: Information Current to March 24, 2020

Posted On: March 24, 2020

Categories: COVID-19, In the Media, Pet Care

We know that it is a very stressful time for you and your pets. There is a lot of information being shared online that may be causing you fear how COVID-19 may affect your furry family members. We appreciate that it can be difficult to know which sources of information to trust and would like […]

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Canada’s Marijuana Laws Have Changed. What Does It Mean For Pets?

Posted On: November 6, 2018

Categories: ER + Critical Care, In the Media

Given Canada’s new status as the second country worldwide to legalize recreational use of marijuana, it is important for veterinarians to weigh in on the risks that marijuana can pose to our pet patients.  While the change in legislation may be welcome on the human front, our concern is that people may be more prone […]

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Success Story Inspires

Posted On: February 28, 2012

Categories: Case reports, In the Media

At Canada West Veterinary Specialists, we are always inspired whenever one of our patients recovers. However, the exuberant and determined efforts of the animals that are guided through long processes of rehabilitation, following the development of life-altering conditions, are always particularly uplifting.  Though the process of recovery can be arduous, the spirits of the animals […]

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Breakfast Television Visits Canada West

Posted On: January 13, 2011

Categories: In the Media

Breakfast Television Vancouver came to the hospital today for a live  on-camera visit to show their viewers some of the work we do.  Today’s segments included: Wilma – a cat who received a stent for a blocked kidney  (described by Dr. Marylin Dunn); Wally – a dog with arthritic knees who receives stem cell injections […]

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Update on Palm

Posted On: October 16, 2010

Categories: In the Media

We had been concerned that Palm’s large thoracic wound would not heal easily with the first surgery. The size, the depth and the contamination of the wound which would have occurred at the time of her trauma made it very likely that some of the skin would not be viable. About 25% of her wound […]

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Guide dog dragged by skytrain sustains severe injuries

Posted On: October 3, 2010

Categories: In the Media

Authored by Dr Laurence Braun Palm, a blind woman’s guide dog, was involved in a tragic accident last Thursday. When she was suddenly caught by the automatic closing door,  Palm was dragged by the Skytrain to the end of a station, striking a pole. Fortunately, a staff member from Burquitlam Animal Hospital happened to be […]

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Breakfast TV

Posted On: September 1, 2010

Categories: In the Media

Breakfast Television (City TV)  got us up bright and early this morning and came to film the workings of a specialty hospital. We were pleased to have the crew there and we thank the pet owners who graciously came in a bit earlier than usual. Click here to watch the video on Breakfast TV’s website.

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