EMERGENCIES - Call us at 604-886-4161

We are on call, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year.  If you have a medical emergency, please call our emergency line so that we can help your pet in a timely fashion.


We offer a full range of emergency services including: blood work, X ray, Ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and hospitalization; as appropriate on a case by case basis.


Any emergency begins with an examination by the veterinarian to assess the situation.  We will provide you with the options available for the diagnosis and treatment of your loved one.


Gibsons Veterinary Hospital is located in upper Gibsons at 1070 Gibsons Way on highway 101.

FAQS - Is it an Emergency? 


The following symptoms may constitute a medical emergency. If your pet is showing any of the following symptoms it would be advised to be seen as soon as possible.

  • Repeated vomiting over a short period of time

  • Vomiting or diarrhea with blood

  • Convulsions (seizures)

  • Breathing difficulties ( open mouth breathing especially)

  • Ingestion of a foreign material such as a plastic toy, medications, poison, etc.

  • Deep cuts/burns

  • Injury to the eye

  • Sudden collapse or paralysis

  • Animal that is unable to pass urine (especially seen in male cats)

  • Rabbits that are unwilling to eat or do not produce faeces over a 12-24 hour period

  • Road traffic accident, falling from heights

  • Bite wounds

  • Severe bleeding

  • Abdominal swelling with attempts to vomit

  • Pregnant animal unable to pass pups/kittens


If you are concerned with other symptoms your pet has, please do not hesitate to call us as this list is a basic guide only.

What to do next

In the event of an emergency during our normal office hours please call ahead if possible and proceed directly to our practice.