We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day

Hannah Milligan

Administrative Assistant
Hannah moved from the UK to Nanaimo in 2015 and has been enjoying island life ever since. From a small village in North Wales, she completed degrees in Mathematics and Geography at the University of Leeds, before working in the customer service department of a large online retailer in the UK. She achieved her Masters degree in Geophysical Hazards at University College London before moving to Cambridge to manage the emergency flood control responses for the east of England. She and Chris then decided to settle on stunning Vancouver Island, where she has put her invaluable organizational and customer service skills to use. Out of work, she can often be found travelling the island in search of the amazing local wildlife. Hannah and Chris have three beautiful cats, but she is always eager to make new friends with any and all of our patients!

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.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


- 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.