Our Stories

Our Final Days in the Home That Has Served Us Well

We are down to the final days until we move into our new hospital.  The last few weeks sure have been hectic with so much going on.  Our staff have been busy preparing to seamlessly make the move.  We will remain open during the transition to our new hospital and that takes a bit of planning!… Read more »

Timber

We expected to wait until next week to give you another update on our construction progress but Saturday was an exciting day and we wanted to share it with you. With the help of Trevor Smith, who owns Arbor Pro Tree Services, we selected a large cedar log that originally grew right near Crescent Beach… Read more »

Headed Down the Home Stretch!

We are headed down the home stretch! Things are flying along right now. On any given day this past week we have had cabinet installers, vinyl floor installers, ceramic floor installers, plumbers, electricians, painters, ceiling tile installers, HVAC crews and finally the fire sprinkler guys. That is a lot of people all working at the… Read more »

There Will Be No Lack of Cupboard Space!

Hi Everyone! We’d like to apologize that it has been so long since our last update. Although there was a tremendous amount of work done, it really would not have shown it in the pictures. All the trades have been very busy especially the drywallers, plumbers and electricians. They had to get everything ‘tucked’ into… Read more »

Hugabull and Dress It Up – Blood Donor Drive

We teamed up with Hugabull Advocacy & Rescue Society this past weekend to show off some bully breed dogs helping to save lives of other dogs in need. Our goal was to spread the word about blood donation, find new donors, and show off ‘bully-breed’ dogs in a positive light. We have many pitbulls and… Read more »

AECFV’s Construction Update

Well it’s been about three weeks since our last update. Shortly after the last blog entry the acoustical insulators had to take over the building for an entire week. All 8000sq ft of the ceiling has been coated with a generous layer of sound absorbing insulation and we can already tell how dramatic of a… Read more »

AECFV’s 2nd Annual Canine Blood Donor Walk

Another great morning at Campbell Valley Park!  For the second year in a row a number of our canine blood donors met up for a morning walk in the park.  It was great to see all the blood donor families that were able to make it. Wearing their matching bandanas, they turned a few heads!… Read more »

Living Among the Bats

AECFV has recently had a bat in the house. The bat was found by a family, and during that short time 2 children were bitten. Due to human exposure the bat was sent for testing with the results coming back positive for rabies. We urge you not to handle a bat, but if necessary wear… Read more »

An Empty Space Transformed

Here we are at week 6 and construction is moving along at a very brisk pace. It wasn’t long ago that we were looking at a very large empty space.  Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the decisions but it is a lot of fun and very exciting to see the rapid progress!… Read more »

The Plans Are Coming To Life

We are just over a month into the build of our new hospital now, and while it may not seem like much has been done up to this week, there really has. A lot of preliminary work has been completed with all new air conditioning units, water and electrical supplies installed in the ceiling area…. Read more »

A Sweet Thanks To Our Blood Donors

Many people are surprised when they hear that cats and dogs can donate blood.  AECFV has always had a blood donor program in place and it continues to grow as the need in our community does.  Our blood donors are special to us and to the owners of the pets that they help.  We wanted… Read more »

Here We Grow Again!

Coming This Fall  We are excited to announce that AECFV is currently building a bigger, better, shiny new hospital! This will be our 3rd home. When we opened in 1996 we occupied 1800sq ft for the next 10 years. We were bursting at the seams and moved to our current space in 2006 and boy… Read more »

LAPS Furry Tails Foot Race

The 2nd Annual LAPS Furry Tails Foot Race took place this past Sunday at Derby Reach Regional Park.  We couldn’t have had a better spring day! This was our first year joining in the event but it won’t be our last.   Our team collected $920 in pledges, a big help towards the $5,500 LAPS… Read more »

High Number of Parvo Cases in the Fraser Valley

We see the signs as we walk our dogs. Please clean up after your pet! Scoop the Poop! Sure, nobody wants to accidentally step in it but there is a more important reason to pick it up. Cleaning up after your pet limits the spread of Canine Parvovirus (in addition to other diseases that can… Read more »

A happy ending for Remy and his family

We love happy endings!  It means so much to us when our patient’s owners take the time to tell us their story.  Our pets play such an important role in our lives and we are so glad Remy is back home with his family. Here is Remy’s story as told by his family. We were… Read more »

Baby Wildlife – When To Help

AECFV has seen approximately 70 wildlife cases in the last month!  In many of those cases the animal should not have been removed from their environment. We understand the strong desire to help abandoned or injured wildlife, but sometimes helping does more harm than good.  The assumption that baby wildlife isn’t in a ‘safe spot’… Read more »

Canine Blood Donor Walk

It was a perfect Sunday morning.   The sun was shining and it promised to be a scorcher of a day.  We set off into the cool shady trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park, dogs in tow.    This was to be our first ever canine blood donor walk. Rob and Nadine Koreman, owners of the Animal… Read more »

We’ve Been Up All Night For 20 Years!

We are excited to let everyone in on a little secret.  We are having a pretty big birthday this year.  The Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley is celebrating its 20th birthday later this year.  For over 7,000 nights our doors have been open.  We’ve had a veterinarian and support staff working every night,… Read more »