Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Amanda Barker, RVT

Lead Registered Veterinary Technologist
Amanda began in the veterinary industry in 2008. She worked at a small general practice in Calgary while pursuing her Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate. After completing the program, she enrolled in the Distance Education Animal Health Technology program through Thompson Rivers University, and graduated in November 2012. She switched from general practice to the fast pace of an ER in 2015 and found her passion in emergency and critical care. Amanda has been involved in many avenues in the veterinary industry. She has volunteer experience in wildlife rehabilitation, is a certified instructor for veterinary CPR, and has served on multiple boards and committees within the profession. In December 2019, Amanda and her husband decided to relocate from Calgary and have settled into their new lives on Vancouver Island. When not in a clinical setting, Amanda spends time hiking or going backcountry camping in the mountains, traveling, and tending to her house plants. She is a coffee addict, wine enthusiast, and loves spending time with her cats, Kali Coconut and Cougar Puff.

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.