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Welcome to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia

If you think your pet has an emergency health issue, please contact us at 250.933.0913, and one of our team members will tell you the best course of action. If you aren’t sure if it’s an emergency, call us anyway and we can advise.

We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. No appointment is needed – visit our hospital, and you will be seen as soon as possible.

Since June 2011, we have been open every day of the year to attend to animal emergencies. Our hospital services the majority of Vancouver Island outside of Victoria. We take walk-in emergencies, referrals from regular practitioners, and transfers of critically ill patients for round-the-clock care. As all patients are seen on a triage basis, we will always attend to the most critically ill patients first. Our dedicated and highly skilled staff are committed to providing urgent care with clarity and understanding to support our clients and patients during their time with us.

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Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community, Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.

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