Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Dr. Regan Schwartz DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Schwartz is originally from Toronto, Ontario and graduated with a dual Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health degree from St. George’s University in 2019. She has a particular interest in emergency medicine, public health and community outreach, and has traveled extensively to volunteer in those fields; South Africa, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Grenada. She was recently in Hanoi, Vietnam working on a project with Veterinarians Without Borders and currently volunteers with the BC SPCA offering free veterinary care to pets living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

After being away from British Columbia for almost a decade, Dr. Schwartz is thrilled to be back and spends much of her time outside the hospital enjoying everything the West Coast lifestyle has to offer; hiking, birding, paddle-boarding, beach walking, and exploring the beautiful B.C. wine regions. She is also the proud dog mom to two rescue Pothounds from the Caribbean; Puntulu and Shine./

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.