Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Alejandro Vargas Lumbreras, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Alejandro, a.k.a. Alex, is originally from Peru. He moved to Calgary, Alberta with his family as a teenager and has worked as a vet assistant/receptionist since he was 18 years old. Alejandro graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at Olds College in the summer of 2018 and worked as the Lead RVT at a busy general practice in Calgary for two years. His nostalgia for living by the ocean encouraged him to move to the Island and join CIVEH in the summer of 2020. When he's not at work you can find him at the beach, hiking, and trying out new places to eat - let him know your favourite restaurant in the area.

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.