In Case of an Emergency
If you have an emergency during our regular clinic hours, please call us to let us know you are on your way in. Depending on the emergency there may be something you can do at home prior to coming in, such as choking and bleeding situations. We also need to make sure we have a veterinarian available to see you upon arrival as there are some days that we only have one veterinarian on staff, and if they are currently with another emergency or in surgery we need to make other arrangements.
If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, and you are a client at our clinic, please page our veterinarian on call at: 1-250-413-3883. Locally emergency call is shared with 4 local clinics. The veterinarian on call will see emergencies from closing time until 10pm. After that, they may get referred to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital.
If you are not a client at Central Cowichan Animal Hospital and it is after regular business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following emergency facilities:
Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital
6550 Metral Drive, Nanaimo
Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital
760 Roderick Street, Victoria