About Us

AECFV provides a complimenting service to your regular veterinarian by providing emergency and critical care for companion animals, exotics and pocket pets.  Just like a human emergency room, we are structured to provide state-of-the-art emergency and critical care when your regular veterinarian is unavailable. Once your pet’s condition is stabilized you have the option to refer back to your regular veterinarian for ongoing care.

Communication with your regular veterinarian is one of the most important services we provide and is an example of the standard of care we provide. AECFV has been providing emergency and critical care coverage since 1996 to more than 100 general practitioners throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Over this time, we have developed effective protocols and collaborative relationships with these veterinarians in order to provide their clients with the best emergency care possible.

These protocols ensure there are no missed steps or communication between our facility and your regular veterinarian as well as any necessary specialists.

Our doctors and staff are specially trained in emergency and critical care and our hospital — redesigned in 2006 — carries advanced diagnostic technologies, state-of-the-art surgical rooms, cutting edge intensive care units, and more.  Should your pet require emergency veterinary care, you can be sure that he or she will receive the best possible care within a fully-equipped, modern facility.

While we hope your pet will never need emergency care, you can be assured that AECFV is here 24/7 to provide life-saving medical services when it is most needed.

We are open 24-hours per day, 365 days per year for emergencies.

Our Services

  • 24-hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and our medical team
  • Complete diagnostic lab for rapid test results
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Emergency surgery
  • Digital radiography
  • Blood/plasma transfusions
  • Avian, exotic and small mammal ICU equipment
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulse-Oximetry, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and medications
  • Advanced pain management
  • Video-endoscopy
  • Fast, timely referrals to veterinary specialists

Common Cases

Because we are a full service, fully equipped emergency and critical care hospital, our staff is trained for all types of pet emergencies.

  • Traumatic injuries, including fractures, bites, burns and lacerations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Respiratory emergencies, including choking
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Shock and loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness, staggering, tremors
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Toxic reactions and poison ingestion
  • Labour and delivery problems
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Swollen, hard, painful abdomen
  • Heatstroke
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