About Us

AECFV provides a complimenting service to your family veterinarian by providing emergency and critical care for your 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. We are staffed around the clock with a full medical team. 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 animal 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 new hospital, opened in December of 2017,  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 vet care, you can be assured that AECFV is here to provide 24 hour emergency veterinary care when it is most needed.

Open and fully staffed 24/7/365

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
  • Video endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • In-house and out patient CT scans
  • Blood/plasma transfusions
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulse-Oximetry, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and medications
  • Advanced pain management
  • Avian, exotic and small mammal ICU equipment
  • Fast, timely referrals to veterinary specialists on and off site

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

Pet emergencies have been our business since 1996