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Neurology Appointment FAQ

Does my pet need to be fasted for neurology appointments? We recommend that you not feed your pet on the morning of the initial appointment. It is ok to give water. Please call for instructions if your pet is diabetic or younger than 4 months. What should I expect during my initial neurology appointment? Initial […]

Neurology FAQ

What is a board-certified veterinary neurologist? A board-certified veterinary neurologist is a veterinarian who provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with neurological disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, a board-certified veterinary neurologist is similar to his/her human-medicine […]

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Appointment FAQ

How do I make an appointment? Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital strongly encourages animal owners to obtain a referral from their regular veterinarian whenever possible. This ensures the proper transfer of medical information, is beneficial to the animal, and the specialty veterinarian, and will help your companion receive the best care possible. A Boundary Bay […]

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Surgery FAQ

What is a board-certified veterinary surgeon? (from the ACVS website) The term “ACVS Diplomate” refers to a veterinarian who has been board certified in veterinary surgery. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called […]

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Oncology FAQs

What is a board-certified veterinary oncologist? A board-certified veterinary oncologist is a veterinarian who focuses on managing cancer. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, a board-certified veterinary oncologist is similar to his/her human-medicine counterpart in that he/she has completed an internship and residency in the specialized field of oncology […]

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Hospitalization FAQ

What happens if my pet has to be admitted to the hospital? You will be presented with an estimate, which includes a consent form allowing us to treat your pet. We require you to leave a deposit of 50% of the estimated cost at the time your pet is admitted into the hospital. If your […]

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Radiology FAQ

What is a board-certified veterinary radiologist? A board-certified veterinary radiologist is a veterinarian who diagnoses diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images such as radiographs, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, a board-certified veterinary radiologist is similar to his/her human-medicine counterpart in that he/she […]

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Referral FAQ

What is a board-certified veterinary specialist? The American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) of the American Veterinary Medical Association currently recognizes 20 specialties whose regulatory bodies are called “colleges.” Examples include the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the American College of Veterinary Radiology. A board-certified veterinary specialist […]

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Internal Medicine FAQ

  What is a board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist? A board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist, commonly called an internist, is a veterinarian who focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal systems. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, a board-certified veterinary internist is similar to his/her human-medicine counterpart […]

Surgery at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Surgery appointment FAQ

When you arrive for your appointment, please check in with Reception. The receptionist will then advise the surgery service that you have arrived. To start the appointment, an assistant or technician will bring you into an exam room with your pet, complete a history form, and perform a check of all your pet’s vital signs (such as heart rate, temperature, etc.).

Board Certified Oncologist at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Oncology appointment FAQ

When are oncology appointments available? Initial oncology appointments are generally available Tuesdays through Fridays. However, in cases that are more urgent, other arrangements may sometimes be made. Chemotherapy appointments are generally available Tuesdays through Thursdays, but again occasionally other arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis. How do I make an appointment? Boundary Bay […]

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Radiology appointment FAQ

When are ultrasound appointments available? Ultrasound appointments are generally available during specialty hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm). However, in cases that are more urgent, other arrangements may sometimes be made. How do I make an appointment? Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital strongly encourages animal owners to obtain a referral from their regular veterinarian whenever possible. […]

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Internal Medicine appointment FAQ

When are internal medicine appointments available? Dr. Astrid Nielssen is currently accepting new patients during regular specialty hours (Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm). How do I make an appointment? Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital strongly encourages animal owners to obtain a referral from their regular veterinarian whenever possible. This ensures the proper transfer of medical information, is beneficial […]