Vancouver - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

No quarantine and vets are great. We have cats and take them to a cats-only vet. They have been great. Services are more expensive, almost double than in the states, but I find the quality to be better than in the states. - May 2017

I am a veterinarian and practiced in Canada. Great vet care is available, but there are some very questionable veterinarians that practice surprisingly poor medicine (there are a lot of malpractice issues over this that are affecting costs of care). My advice would be to spend the time and do your research and read reviews. Take the time to visit the clinic and talk to the doctors. Look at the cleanliness of the hospital. In my experience, the multi-vet hospitals tended to be good practices. There are only a few good emergency clinics: Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic on 4th street and Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley in Langley both practice gold standard medicine. There may be more that have opened since I left in 2014. Emergency care is expensive, but you get what you pay for. - Aug 2015

Easy to bring pet in. It's a very pet-friendly city. - Jun 2014

No. - Jun 2010


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