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.
As the Practice Manager, Teresa brings a lifelong passion for all animals, combined with strong business acumen. Starting at a young age with her first pets, her love of all things animals blossomed and led her naturally to a career in the veterinary industry. Animal rescue work has always been near and dear to Teresa's heart and many years of that work ignited her special interest in emergency medicine and, of course, the critical functions of radiology and ultrasound sciences.
Teresa, her husband Dan, and their three children live on a beautiful hobby farm in Nanaimo. Their family includes a great many, including three horses, one mini donkey, 30+ chickens, three dogs, three cats, and a bearded dragon. Needless to say, when she is not at the hospital, you can find her out on the farm enjoying and tending to her family, two-legged and four-legged!
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.