Moments Matter… Seconds Count.

SERVICE NOTICE: We are open during COVID-19. You are allowed in the building if masked and asymptomatic (curbside registration is still available). Please register online prior to or upon your arrival. 

We specialize in life-threatening emergencies.

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is a 24-hour emergency vet clinic based in Langley that serves the entire Vancouver Lower Mainland (Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam, etc).
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.

VECCS Level 1

BBVSH is proud to be one of only two VECCS Level 1 certified facilities in Canada.


The VetCOT Veterinary Trauma Center initiative recognizes veterinary hospitals that exemplify the team-based approach to trauma care.



  • How to find our emergency vet clinic from Vancouver:
  • Contact information:
  • 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).

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

Code of Conduct

This is a desperate time for you and your loved one. Please, rest assured that everybody in our building will be doing everything in their power to achieve the best possible outcome for your pet.
We have been in your position before and understand how difficult it is.


We are here to take good care of your pet and we’re committed to establishing trust and mutual respect with our clients, however, please know that abusive language, aggressive behaviour, and lack of respect any of our staff members will not be tolerated.

Most Critical First

Emergency Service wait times may be long due to COVID and a province-wide veterinary labour shortage. The most critically ill patients are seen first. Your pet will be triaged to assess how critically ill they are.

Pay for Service

While Emergency Services are performed with the intent to provide a diagnosis and help your pet through their illness or emergency it is important you understand it is the services provided you are paying for, not the outcome.

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 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 do, we’re ready, equipped and trained to help your pet or patient pull through a time of crisis.
Certified to handle trauma

Staffed, trained and equipped with the tools to handle any major trauma, we are a VECCS Certified Level 1 facility and a VetCOT Provisional Trauma Center.

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

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

Locate our hospital: Come directly to our hospital if your pet is having a life-threatening emergency.

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