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1988 Kootenay St.
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4Y3

Phone: 604.473.4882
Fax: 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.

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Hours of Operation

Emergency Services:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reception hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Sundays/Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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In case of Emergency

  • Come to our hospital, we are open 24/7 – No appointment required
  • Conveniently park right in front of the reception, in the emergency designated parking
  • Your pet is taken to our triage area where vital signs and critical assessment is completed. The emergency veterinarian will then advise you on next steps.
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For All New Patients:

Patient/Owner Information Form

For new NEUROLOGY Patients, please complete the above form and the following:

Neurology Consultation Questionnaire

If your Pet is RETURNING:

For a procedure, which requires sedation or anesthesia, please complete: Anesthesia Sedation Info

For chemotherapy (Oncology or Neurology), please complete: Chemotherapy Drop off Form

For Oncology recheck, please complete: Oncology Recheck Form

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Cost of Care

Our goal is to offer you the best possible care available for your pet and to then let you decide what is best for your pet and for your family. To provide the best possible care, we use the same state of the art diagnostic equipment used in human medicine (MRI, Spiral CT scans), a digital radiology system to improve our imaging abilities and shorten anesthesia time. All anesthetized patients are monitored using the same multi-parameter monitoring machines used in human hospitals (ECG, end-tidal CO2, pulse oximetry, temperature and indirect blood pressure measurement).

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Pet Transportation

Canada West Veterinary Specialists uses Peace of Mind Pet Transport to transport patients from hospital to hospital, to and from the ferries, and to and from the airport as needed.

Peace of Mind will transport your pet to and from Vancouver International Airport’s main terminal, south terminal, and air cargo and will ensure that all documentation is ready for Canada Customs, if applicable. These services must be pre-booked to make sure your pet is on time for airline reservations, particularly on weekends.

  • Peace of Mind Pet Services: (604) 760-4404
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Pet-Friendly Accomodations

If you are traveling from out of town for your pet’s care, we suggest the following:

Accent Inn (Burnaby)

Accent Inns Logo3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby BC V5C 6N5

Phone: (604) 473-5000
Fax: (604) 473-5095

2 blocks south of our hospital.

Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites at Stanley Park (Downtown Vancouver)

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites Vancouver Logo1763 Comox Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1P6

Phone: (604) 688-7711
Fax: (604) 688-5934

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