Emergency Veterinary Hospital Open 24 Hours a Day


Ryan Knudsen

Senior Veterinary Assistant
Ryan was born in Abbotsford and has been on the island for the last 20+ years. He graduated from the Animal Care Aide Clinical Assistant Program in 2018. His goals are to continue his education in the veterinary field and become a Registered Veterinary Technician. His interests include music, reading, and astronomy. He doesn’t currently have a canine companion, but he is looking to change that soon!

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.