Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Claire Johnston

Claire began working at CIVEH over a year ago as a receptionist. Prior to working at CIVEH, she was employed as a manager at an overnight dog care facility and daycare in Vancouver for several years. Claire was raised in Nanaimo, and she is delighted to be back on the island after a 9 year hiatus and to be getting to look after animals at the same time! When she is not working, you can find her exploring the local beaches and hiking trails with her French Bulldog, Arwen. She is also studying at Vancouver Island University with a long term view of becoming an elementary school teacher.

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.