Our Stories

5 Month old puppy Dash – Leptospirosis

Dash, a 5 month old Golden Retriever, presented to our clinic at the beginning of November for vomiting, not eating and lethargy. She was very jaundiced when she came in. Numerous lab tests were performed, including an in-house test for Leptospirosis, which came back negative. Result of the initial bloodwork found her liver and kidney… Read more »

Exposure Following Euthanasia

Although rare, this is not the first case of a dog with secondary barbiturate (pentobarbital) toxicity resulting from exposure to a horse and/or blood following euthanasia that we have treated at our hospital.

AECFV Turns 25!

Thank you to everyone who has sent us birthday wishes! We thank our veterinarian community for working together with us over the years so we could provide the care your clients deserve, and we thank our clients for trusting us to care for your pets. We look forward to continue growing alongside the amazing communities we serve!

A Big Shout Out to Our Support Staff

Here at AECFV we consider ourselves very lucky to have such a hard-working team. We believe our staff sets us apart. Due to their dedication, we are able to operate our hospital to the high standards we set for ourselves. We are dedicating March as a time of appreciation and celebration of our support team. … Read more »

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

October is RVT month and we are fortunate to have an exceptional team of them. They are team leaders, problem solvers and the voices of our patients. They work hard, really hard. Working in an emergency setting can be hectic, challenging, gratifying, heart breaking and extraordinary, all at the same time! When our RVT’s arrive… Read more »

AECFV Summer Students of 2020

Every year (for many years) AECFV has hosted summer students. It is common for students to work in veterinary clinics or other animal facilities during the summer to gain hands-on experience that is very valuable to their overall education. As summer draws to an end we start saying our good byes. This year we had… Read more »

Challenging Times Call for Resourceful Measures

Canadian Veterinarians are beginning to experience a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks and gloves. This doesn’t come as a surprise to us, but it does pose some challenges. Currently we are confident in our supply of surgical masks for performing surgeries, which we must save for those procedures. However, there… Read more »

A Special Treat for our Blood Donors

AECFV and Bark & Fitz (with Greenhawk) have paired up to give our donors a tasty treat, and a complementary “DONOR” tag for being part of our Blood Donor Family! Bark & Fitz, have generously donated handmade dog cookies, and tins of tasty cat food, for our blood donors. These cookies are made with human… Read more »

Rock Removal – Without Surgery

We all want to avoid surgery. Surgery comes with risks and often lengthy recovery times. When it comes to our pets, it can often be even harder. We can’t explain to them what is happening, why they are in pain or why their daily walk has been put on hold.  At AECFV, if we can… Read more »


Ivy is a lucky dog, living a dog’s life of great outdoor adventures. Meet Ivy, an 11 year old female spayed black Labrador retriever who is owned by one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. Ivy is a very active dog that goes on hikes all around the Lower Mainland with her owner up to 4-6… Read more »

October is RVT Month

Every October the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) and provincial organizations celebrate and recognize RVTs.  Happy RVT Month! In British Columbia having an RVT in your veterinary practice is voluntary but at AECFV we have been committed to having an RVT on every shift since we opened 23 years ago. Our RVTs help us… Read more »

The Hefty Hairball

“Moss” is a 5 year old domestic longhaired cat that was admitted to our clinic recently for vomiting that contained some blood. He was vomiting and regurgitating hairballs for the past few days. Longhaired cats are more prone to hairballs because as they groom themselves they ingest their longer hair that more easily forms into… Read more »

We Love Our RVTs!!

October is RVT month!  What is an RVT? RVT – Registered Veterinary Technician, or in other words a registered/licensed nurse, like in the human medical field except add to that lab technician and x-ray technician. Having RVTs in a veterinary practice in British Columbia is voluntary. Since the day we started AECFV in 1996, we… Read more »

3rd Annual Blood Donor Walk

Last Saturday was a welcomed rainy day in Langley for our Blood Donor Walk at Campbell Valley Park. We had many familiar faces as well as a few new ones.  It was a great turn out and we were so happy to see so many of our blood donor families together.  They are a special… Read more »

Pet Loss Support Group

The loss of a beloved pet can be a life-changing experience.  We are happy to now offer a Pet Loss Support Group at our hospital on the last Thursday of each month.   The group is sponsored by Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center. There is no charge to attend but seating is limited. Please register… Read more »

Take a Tour of Our New Clinic

We opened the doors to our new clinic just in time for the holidays.  The time between Christmas and New Years is our busiest time of the whole year and we moved in just in time. After almost a month, we are unpacked (mostly!), getting organized and settling into our new home pretty well.  We… Read more »

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 »


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 »