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BBVSH has moved to a bigger and better hospital!

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital (BBVSH) has moved into a NEW 10,000 sq ft hospital and has completely separated all transfers, patient care and services from the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley.  All veterinary specialty care and hospitalization of BBVSH patients are now in BBVSH’s new facility. OFFICE STAFF – PLEASE DOWNLOAD & […]

Petapalooza in Yaletown a success

Petapalooza in Yaletown was once again a great success for Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty hospital and Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley. A big thank you to all the pet loving people who stopped by our tent and said hello.  This was the second year that BBVSH  attended this very popular downtown festival in […]

Petapalooza 2016 in Victoria was a success!

Petapalooza at Ogden point in Victoria this past weekend was a huge success.  Our two staff members, Amanda, the Discharge Liaison, and Randi, the Neurology Technician, had a great time talking to pet owners on Vancouver Island.  Letting people know about the options they have available when their pet may face the need of a […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Gunner The RCMP Service Dog’s Extended Abdomen

On the morning of December 23rd, the doctors and staff at BBVSH were experiencing extremely heavy hearts.  A local RCMP officer had arrived with ‘Gunner’ his service dog, who was due to retire in just two weeks.  The RCMP officer observed that Gunner had an extended abdomen, was lethargic and continued to experience non-productive vomiting. […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

Vancouver Island | Continuing Education Veterinary Seminar

BBVSH is very excited to announce that some of our specialists and staff will be traveling to Vancouver Island in the New Year! We are looking forward to meeting many referring veterinarians as we host our first Vancouver Island continuing education seminar on January 31st, 2016. Our Continuing Education Veterinary Seminar will cover: SURGICAL ONCOLOGY  with Dr. Sarah […]

Hydrotherapy for Dogs at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Hydrotherapy for dogs now offered at BBVSH!

The doctors and staff at BBVSH are very excited to announce that our Animal Rehabilitation Services have expanded! With the recent addition of our Water Treadmill, we are now able to offer on-site hydrotherapy sessions under the direct supervision of our Animal Rehabilitation Team. During the recovery from surgery or traumatic injury, a full range […]

Physiotherapy at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Physiotherapy patient Finn is off to Finland!

Finn, a 6 year old German Shepherd Dog and physiotherapy patient of BBVSH, competes in a sport called Schutzhund. Schutzhund is of German origin and the literal translation means “protection dog”. Schutzhund involves 3 different phases – tracking, obedience and protection. It was originally developed as a temperament and character test for German Shepherds to […]

Dr. Even Crawford|Board Certified Surgeon at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

BBVSH welcomes Dr. Evan Crawford to surgery team!

BBVSH is very pleased to welcome Dr. Evan Crawford to the Boundary Bay Specialty Surgery Team! The addition of Dr. Crawford has increased the availability of specialty surgery services for the referring veterinary community, their clients, and most importantly their patients. Dr. Evan Crawford is returning to BC after some years to pursue his veterinary education. […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Sometimes even staff pets need emergency care

Poor Bentley! This beautiful boy is owned by one of our staff members (whose other Labrador Retriever ate some underwear and had surgery on January 1st of this year!) She noticed that he wasn’t feeling great on Sunday morning when he vomited up some bile. Throughout the rest of the day, he seemed quiet and just […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Client Testimonial

Impaled by a stick at the park

Cooper, a 2 year old black Labrador Retriever, was recently out for a morning walk with his mom Diane. While enjoying a good run in the park, something terrible happened. Cooper was somehow impaled by a stick. Diane told us that she witnessed the stick enter his mouth and then down his body to past […]

Pet-A-Palooza Vancouver Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Pet-a-Palooza Vancouver

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital (BBVSH) thoroughly enjoyed being part of Pet-a-palooza Vancouver this summer! Thousands of people and their dogs filled Mainland Street in Yaletown for what turned out to be a beautiful Sunday in August. The street was filled was a wonderful variety of pet related vendors from pet-friendly hotels to high-end pet collars, […]

Pet-A-Palooza Victoria Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Pet-A-Palooza Victoria

West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival, PET-A-PALOOZA took place this past weekend (August 8th and 9th) in Victoria on over 35,000 sq ft of ocean front property. Last year’s attendance saw over 20,000 people accompanied by their canine companions and this year was just as exciting. The weekend included events such as: Dock Dogs Canada, agility […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

Seizure Management in Dogs and Oncological Emergencies

We would like to thank the many referring veterinarians who attended  the BBVSH Continuing Education Seminar last week.  The seminar was held at the Kwantlen Campus in Surrey which has a lovely large conference room for such an event. We were pleased to see veterinarians from throughout the lower mainland including Maple Ridge, Fort Langley, […]

Board-Certification vs. Earning a Certificate

The information below is taken directly from JAVMA (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association), a publication by the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is important information for pet owners for example that are looking for a veterinarian to perform surgery on a dog with a cranial cruciate ligament rupture. A board-certified veterinary surgeon is […]

Veterinary Continuing Education Seminar sponsored by Elanco

Spring Veterinary Continuing Education Seminar Coming Soon!

Our Spring seminar is just around the corner, scheduled for June 10th, 2015! The specialists at BBVSH thoroughly enjoy hosting continuing education seminars as it gives a great chance to share information and to meet with referring veterinarians from all over British Columbia. We have some exciting lectures lined up for our guests and include: ‘Oncological […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital attends the Western Veterinary Conference

Western Veterinary Conference

Continuing Education is a valuable and important tool in the growth and development of the doctors and staff at both Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital . This year two of our staff members attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For 87 years, the WVC Annual Conference has been among the most highly […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Neurology Seminar in Bellingham

Veterinary Neurology Seminar in Bellingham

We would like to thank the many veterinarians from the Bellingham area who attended our neurology seminar on Wednesday February 25th.   Dr. Gordon spoke about seizure activity in companion animals as well as about intervertebral disc disease. This continuing education seminar was organized by the Tri-County Veterinary Medical Association and took place at Bellingham Technical College.  The college’s culinary department […]

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson to speak at Pet Lover Show in Abbotsford

Orthopedic disorders can be debilitating to active dogs in the prime of their athletic years. Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson, a board-certified veterinary surgeon, will discuss some of the most prevalent orthopedic problems and recent developments in their treatments. Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson will be speaking about ‘Hip & Osteo Issues in Pets’ at the Pet Lover Show […]

Radiology Rounds with Dr. Alexandra Bratton

BBVSH Radiology Rounds sessions are back!  We would like to thank the referring veterinarians who joined us for our first Radiology Rounds session of 2015 with BBVSH Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologist Dr. Alexandra Bratton! The purpose of these sessions is for veterinarians to bring in radiographs of their own difficult cases and view them through the eyes […]

VIDEO: Celebrating 5 years of amazing veterinary teamwork!

As Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital celebrates 5 years of veterinary specialty medicine, we would like to thank our wonderful staff! A veterinary specialty hospital requires a team of caring, knowledgeable and hard-working staff.  From our veterinary specialists to our registered animal health technicians to our veterinary assistants, receptionists and office staff, each team member […]

Dr. Peter Gordon | Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist

‘Sugar’ travels from Arizona to have brain surgery with veterinary neurologist Dr. Peter Gordon

On October 2, 2014 Dr. Peter Gordon, a veterinary neurologist at BBVSH, received a call from a referring veterinarian regarding ‘Sugar’ a 19 month old female Maltese. Dr. Gordon learned that Sugar’s skull had been deformed since birth which was causing pressure on the brain stem. This in turn was causing spinal fluid to build up […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

BBVSH CE Seminar in Kelowna

BBVSH is pleased to be hosting a Continuing Education Seminar next month in beautiful Kelowna! Our speakers will include: Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson, Dr. Sarah Charney, Dr. Peter Gordon and Dr. Astrid Nielssen. The seminar is designed for veterinarians and will focus on Surgery, Oncology, Neurology and Internal Medicine. We are very excited to meet many […]

Elbow Dysplasia in Pets Surgery by Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson

Elbow dysplasia publication by Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson’s latest publication entitled ‘WHO OR WHAT IS PAUL?  CURRENT THINKING IN ELBOW DYSPLASIA’ can be found in West Coast Veterinary Magazine, June 2014, No.15.  Dr. Hutchinson is one of a very few board-certified veterinary surgeons in Canada that are specially trained to perform the PAUL procedure for dogs suffering from severe elbow dysplasia.  To view this […]

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

‘Emergencies in Veterinary Medicine’ seminar

A very big thank you to the many veterinarians who attended the ‘Emergencies in Veterinary Medicine’ seminar hosted by Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital!  Drs. Nadine Koreman, Astrid Nielssen and Peter Gordon had an abundance of information to share with our guests while they enjoyed some delicious foods.  A very special thank you to the […]

Dr. Peter Gordon | Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist

BBVSH welcomes Neurologist Dr. Peter Gordon to specialty team

Dr. Peter N. Gordon, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Neurology) Dr. Gordon has returned to his native Canada 10 years after starting Pima County’s first and only Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson in Tucson Arizona where he served as the head of the Neurology department. We are very excited to announce that Dr. Gordon […]


BBVSH welcomes new veterinary radiologist!

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Bratton, B.Sc., DVM will be joining the BBVSH  specialty team offering full-time radiology services as of June 1, 2014! Dr. Alexandra Bratton earned her Bachelor of Science with distinction in 1998 from the University of Victoria.  She then obtained her DVM from Western College Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.  […]

Image-Guided Robotic Radiosurgery Publication by Dr. Sarah Charney

Dr. Sarah Charney’s most recent publication can be found in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 50.2, March/April 2014 entitled “Use of an Image-Guided Robotic Radiosurgery System for the Treatment of Canine Nonlymphomatous Nasal Tumors”. Dr. Charney served as resident advisor and mentor to Dr. Glasser and was responsible for the study methods […]

Endoscopy at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Endoscopy sheds light on tummy trouble

Little Abby, a 9 year old beagle, recently came to see our internist, Dr. Astrid Nielssen to track down the source of her ongoing tummy trouble. She had been plagued with chronic diarrhea for several years and was now losing her normally hearty beagle appetite. Laboratory testing of blood, urine and feces supported proceeding with the next […]

Veterinary Oncology and Surgery Patient

‘My Samuel’

Those of you who have dogs and take them for walks on the dykes have likely met Sam, knew his ‘story’ and perhaps wondered…. Well, we had a little over 3 happy years together post cancer.  In the end, the cancer returned and although pain meds, etc kept him comfortable, his hips were ‘spent’, and […]

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson at Western Veterinary Conference in LAS VEGAS

Dr. Hutchinson at Western Veterinary Conference

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson was invited to speak at the 86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in February, 2014. Dr. Hutchinson spoke about maxillofacial repair and treating fractures in small breed dogs and cats with the ALPS (Advanced Locking Plate System).  The ALPS is a biological internal fixation system that was designed to protect […]

Canine Total Hip Replacement Video

For dogs that suffer from Hip Dysplasia and Osteoarthritis, a total hip replacement surgery may be worth considering.  Total hip replacement surgery replaces a painful and dysfunctional hip joint with an artificial prosthesis in order to provide a pain-free, fully functional joint.  There are only a handful of Veterinary Surgeons in Canada that perform the Zurich Cementless […]

Board Certified Veterinary Oncologists

Veterinary Oncologists take on Cancer

The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association recently posted a very interesting article regarding the increase in cancer rates and the newest treatments available for our beloved four legged companions.  To read, select the link:  

radiograph for website

Radiology Seminar for Registered Animal Health Technologists at BBVSH

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital welcomes all Registered Animal Health Technologists to a radiology seminar hosted by our radiologist, Dr. Lawrence Brown.  This seminar will include radiography positioning and technique (thorax, abdomen, and musculoskeletal), tricks, tips and trouble shooting.  The seminar will be held at BBVSH on Wednesday December 18th.  For registration information please call […]

Lucy Article Photo

Dr. Sarah Charney in West Coast Veterinarian Magazine

Dr. Sarah Charney’s latest publication entitled “An Approach to Oncology Patients” can be found in West Coast Veterinarian Magazine’s Specialist Corner, Sept. 2013, Issue 12.  In this article Dr. Charney also shares some Oncology ‘Pearls of Wisdom’.  To view this article online visit:            

Dr. Charney to attend ACVIM Forum

Dr. Sarah Charney will be attending the 2013 ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) Forum in Seattle this week.  The ACVIM Forum is the veterinary profession’s premier continuing education event for internal medicine, with specific sessions for Veterinary Oncologists.  Attending these forums on a regular basis keeps Dr. Charney up to date on the most […]

Dr. Hutchinson invited to instruct at Spring Kyon Practicum

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson is attending the Spring Kyon Veterinary Surgery Practicum in Las Vegas, NV this week.  He has been invited as an instructor for a course in fracture repair, corrective osteotomy and patella groove replacement for patella (knee cap) luxation, and PAUL technique for canine elbow dysplasia. Dr. Hutchinson has pioneered the introduction of […]

Board Certified Radiologist at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

BBVSH CE Seminar Photos

We would like to thank the many veterinarians from the lower mainland for joining us at our Veterinary Specialty Seminar on April 30, 2013. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!  Also, a very big thank you to Novartis for sponsoring the seminar and providing delicious refreshments for our guests.           […]

Board Certified Veterinarians at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital

BBVSH Spring Continuing Education Seminar!

The specialists at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital are pleased to offer another Continuing Education Seminar to the referring veterinary community on Tuesday April 30th, 2013. Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson will be speaking about orthopedic surgeries and procedures such as:   Total Hip Replacement, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) a Treatment for Cruciate Ligament Rupture,  Proximal Abducting ULnar Osteotomy (PAUL) […]

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson at KYON Veterinary Surgical Symposium

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson invited to present at KYON Veterinary Surgical Symposium

Dr. Hutchinson will be presenting his 4 years of clinical experience with the novel ALPS titanium fracture repair system this weekend at the semi-annual KYON veterinary surgical symposium in Boston, Massachusetts.  The KYON symposium is a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative techniques and systems in the field of veterinary orthopedics.  It is held […]

Dr. Hutchinson invited to VOS Conference

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson will be attending the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference in Park City, Utah this week.  He has been invited as an instructor for a course in fracture repair, corrective osteotomy, and patella groove replacement.  Dr. Hutchinson has five years of clinical experience with the Kyon ALPS (Advanced Locking Plate System) and has been […]

Total hip replacement available

At Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson uses a KYON Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacement system. This titanium and titanium alloy implant system was developed in Switzerland in 2001 and to date has been used in over 9000 dogs. This new system offers several advantages over other types of total hip replacements including immediate stability of the femoral implant, extremely low rate of implant wear, low risk of implant complications, and reduced risk of infection.

Dr. Lawrence Brown

New Radiologist

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital welcomes Dr. Lawrence Brown to their team of specialists. Dr. Brown offers inpatient and outpatient ultrasounds, radiographic interpretations (courier and electronic), interventional stenting as well as special procedural radiographic studies.