Moments Matter…Seconds Count.

SERVICE NOTICE: We are open during COVID-19, but require you to stay outside the building and register online.

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

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is a 24-hour emergency vet clinic that serves the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
We accept emergency patients 24/7. No referral is required; walk-ins welcome.
If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please bring him/her directly to the hospital. If you have time and it is safe for you to do so, please call the hospital at 604-514-8383 to let us know you are on the way.


  • How to find our emergency vet clinic from Vancouver:
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  • Who we serve: Just a 20 minute drive from the Port Mann Bridge on Hwy 1, BBVSH’s emergency veterinarians are ready to serve dog and cat owners in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New West, North Van, West Van, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Langley, Delta, White Rock, Abbotsford & Mission, Chilliwack as well as on Vancouver Island ( Victoria, Nanaimo) and throughout BC (Kelowna, Kamloops).

BBVSH is a specialty, emergency and critical care hospital

VECCS Provisional Trauma Center

Come Directly To Our Emergency Animal Hospital If Your Pet Is Experiencing an Emergency

Seek medical attention immediately if your dog or cat exhibits:

  • 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
Be prepared: Have our location and phone number at your fingertips in case your pet ever experiences an emergency.
This offer is only valid for residents of British Columbia, Canada or Washington, USA. One magnet per household.

Why Choose Us 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 you never need an emergency vet, but if you ever do, we’re ready, equipped and trained to help your pet or patient pull through a time of crisis.
OPEN 24 / 7 / 365

Our ER & Critical Care department is open 24 / 7 / 365. No referral required, walk-ins welcome.

Ready for Anything

Just like a general hospital has equipment that a walk-in clinic doesn’t, the same holds true for a veterinary specialty ER like Boundary Bay. Life-saving tools like a ventilator, high flow oxygen, MRI, CT scanner and an oxygen cage may make a difference when your pet’s life is on the line.

Specialized Critical Care

Patient care protocols devised by our criticalist and carried out by specialty-trained ICU technicians/support staff and emergency veterinarians.

Confidence During a Crisis

If you know your pet has a crisis, it makes sense to 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

Criticalists and specialists (neurology, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, radiology) are on staff and on-call if required for emergencies.

Collaborate with us: Primary care vets are invited to add a BBVSH window cling to your clinic’s door and add BBVSH to your answering machine to guide clients who are experiencing an emergency.


We are limiting access to our building as explained on our COVID-19 page. If you plan on visiting our hospital in Langley for emergencies or scheduled appointments, please read service details on our COVID-19 page.

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