Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


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Our hospital provides 24-hour emergency care every day for patients in need.


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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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Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.


- If possible, please call us at 250-933-0913 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 250-933-0913, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.