Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Reilly Carlson

Reilly joined our team in June 2020, shortly after moving to Nanaimo. She moved to Vancouver Island two years ago to pursue a degree in Biological Anthropology at the University of Victoria.
Reilly grew up in southern Alberta with a whole plethora of animals as her mother was an RVT. She loves telling stories of growing up within a veterinary clinic, including caring for a rescue dove, lovingly named Edward Scissorbeak, or assisting with the care of their diabetic guinea pig, Charlie. When she isn't working, you can find her swimming at any of the local beaches, or driving up the island to go surfing. She doesn't currently have a canine companion on the island, but regularly Facetimes home to see Juneau, her three-year-old Keeshond pup!

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.