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We Are Here For Your Pet

Mountainside Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet. We work in a complementary fashion with your regular family Veterinarian to provide high-quality veterinary emergency and critical care medicine when your regular Veterinarian is unavailable. Once your pet’s condition is stabilized, you have the option to refer back to your regular veterinarian for ongoing care.


We ensure that the most comprehensive emergency and surgical care for your pets is available when needed. To do so we either refer out to, or bring in-house, board-certified specialists for complex surgeries or procedures, as required.

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Emergency Veterinary Services

Our veterinarians and support staff are trained to immediately assist, triage, and manage any medical and surgical emergency, as well as non-critical concerns.

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Healthcare Services

Located in North Vancouver, Mountainside Animal Hospital will see any emergency, critical care and time-sensitive medical condition.

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Patient Transfer and Referrals

To transfer or refer a patient to our emergency and ICU department or for any out-patient procedure, including Ultrasound, please contact us anytime at (604) 973-1247

In case of emergency
Call us immediately at 604-973-1247


We accept emergencies, ‘walk-in’ urgent cases, direct transfers and referrals from family veterinarians.


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Customer Reviews


Dr. Clare Doherty and the entire team are truly outstanding. Although it was a heart breaking visit, the compassion shown as we had to put our cat down was incredible. Covid precautions were in place- the tech came to get our Biscuit from the car as we arrived. Dr. Doherty called to explain everything and was so incredibly patient as I fell apart. As the rest of the family members arrived, we were ushered in to a private room to have our final moments to say goodbye. As we left, we were never pressured to make immediate payment and everyone gave their condolences. The invoice was emailed with the kindest message. The staff at Mountainside made the very best of a terrible situation. Thank you, Dr. Doherty and the entire Mountainside team!

Elisha Koby


I took my little kitty here late on Sunday night for an emergency. Right when I arrived the staff was fast, efficient and caring. I was mainly dealing with the receptionist 'Cecilian' and she was amazing! So sweet, attentive and understanding of this challenging time. Dr. Kestelman was working with my kitty and he was nothing but honest, reasonable and kind. They helped me with all my insurance questions and promptly made sure to follow up with me. I am very happy with my experience, especially since it was such a fragile time for me and my cat 🙂 Thanks to the whole team !



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