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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!

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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »