If your pet has an emergency – please call us at 250.933.0913 before coming to the hospital. To help us accelerate the check-in process, please complete our digital check-in form upon arrival. When you arrive at the hospital, please STAY IN YOUR CAR and call us for further instructions.


Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Melanie, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Melanie graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Fairview College in 2009. After obtaining her national license, she headed across the border to southern Utah and worked in animal rescue/shelter medicine for 8 years. Moving to the Island in 2015, Melanie discovered her passion and her place in Emergency Medicine. From the excitement of the unknown of what might walk in the door to the ability to utilize her nursing skills, is what makes Melanie passionate about Emergency. Also the amazing shift work schedule gives her the chance to keep adventuring around the Island, forever exploring the forests, the waters, and the mountains. Melanie is kept busy at home with her 3 perfect cats, helping her maintain her "crazy cat lady" status with friends and family.