ER Service: Available 24/7/365 for All Emergencies

(604) 514-8383

Moments Matter…Seconds Count.

As a VECCS Provisional Trauma Center, we specialize in life-threatening emergencies. 

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital will accept your emergency patients 24/7. No referral is required; walk-ins welcome.

Please direct your patients to BBVSH on your answering machine.  Window cling is also available for your door.

As always, you may direct transfer your cases to BBVSH for specialty and emergency critical care.

Referrals for care from a board-certified criticalist are also accepted both for urgent and emergent cases.


Primary Vets: Download our ER flyer to share within your clinic.

BBVSH is a specialty, emergency and critical care hospital

VECCS Provisional Trauma Center

Send Your Patient Directly to Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital if Your Patient Is Experiencing an Emergency

BBVSH is available to see ER patients 24/7. Emergency conditions may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Collapse, extreme weakness, cannot get up, pale mucous membranes
  • Serious injury or trauma (hit by car, attacked by another animal, a fall, a broken bone)
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and/or not eating or drinking especially for more than 24-hours
  • Pain or difficulty urinating or defecating, not urinating or defecating at all
  • Bleeding or blood in vomit, urine or feces
  • Bloat (distended or hard abdomen, retching)
  • Ingestion of poison (e.g. household chemicals like pot-pourri or detergent, medications, anti-freeze, chocolate, grapes, rodenticide, recreational drugs, xylitol)
  • Ingestion of foreign object

Emergency Vet Services

Emergency and Critical Care

  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Gastro-intestinal problems (vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Urinary blockages
  • Poisonings
  • Bleeding requiring blood transfusions
  • Other Emergencies

Diagnostic Services

  • Dedicated ultrasound for A-FAST and T-FAST diagnostics
  • Digital radiography
  • In-house lab with CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, and coagulation panels
  • Arterial and venous blood gas analysis
  • Pulse oximetry
  • On-site 64-slice CT Scan

Therapeutic Services

  • 24-hour ICU care overseen by a board-certified criticalist
  • Hi-flow nasal oxygen therapy and oxygen cage
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Continuous monitoring and correction of arrhythmias and electrolyte imbalances
  • Defibrillation
  • RECOVER-based Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by RECOVER-certified personnel
Prepare your clients: Have our location and phone number ready for your clients; put us on your answering machine and request fridge magnets for your clients.

Why Send Your Patients to BBVSH for Veterinary Emergencies?

When the swift expertise of a board-certified criticalist – or simply having the right equipment such as a ventilator on-site is literally the difference between life and death, seconds count.
We hope your patients never need us, but if they ever do, we’re ready, equipped and trained to help your patient pull through a time of crisis.
Provisional Trauma Center

Certified by VECCS: staffed and equipped to handle any major trauma.

Equipped to save lives

Just like a human general hospital has specialized equipment that a walk-in clinic usually doesn’t, we have life-saving tools like a ventilator, high flow oxygen, MRI, CT scanner, endoscopic cameras, C-ARM fluoroscopy and an oxygen cage

Specialists in life-threatening emergencies

Board-certified criticalists are in the hospital 7 days per week and available on-call. Experienced emergency vets and ICU technicians are trained in CPR so that patients in cardiac arrest can be treated immediately.

Open 24 / 7 / 365

Our ER & Critical Care department is open 24 / 7 / 365 for all emergency cases. No referral required. Walk-ins welcome.

Confidence during a crisis

If you know your pet has a crisis, go straight to where a team of specialists have the tools they need to improve the odds of a good outcome.

Expertise when it counts the most

In-house specialists (neurologist, surgeons, radiologist, cardiologist, internists, oncologists) on-call for emergency cases.

Collaborate with us: Primary care vets are invited to add a BBVSH window cling to your clinic’s door to guide clients who are experiencing an emergency.
This offer is only valid for veterinary clinics / animal hospitals based in British Columbia, Canada.

Get a Window Cling

Share our location and contact info with your clients in case they experience an emergency while you’re not there!

Get a Fridge Magnet

Have our location and contact info at your fingertips in case you ever experience an emergency!

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