Our Stories: General

Exposure Following Euthanasia

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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. Read more »

AECFV Turns 25!

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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! Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »