Monday, November 21, 2011

We Introduce: Granville Island Veterinary Hospital

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series about veterinarians and vet clinics who have come highly recommended by our clients. This isn’t meant as an endorsement by Love on a Leash or PADs, but it strikes us that in order to make strong decisions regarding medical care for our pets, it’s good to have recommendations and it’s helpful to have lots of information at your fingertips.

Here, then, is the second in this series. In their own words, we’d like to introduce Granville Island Veterinary Hospital in this month’s PADS newsletter.
Choosing your veterinarian is one of the most important things you will do for your best friend. At the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital, we understand this completely. We have pets of our own and know how essential this is for your peace of mind. Our clients’ confidence depends on our knowledge and expertise, along with many other things. Our gentle bedside manner, dedicated support staff and friendly, caring environment are all vitally important. We recommend you talk to friends and family who know us and trust our reputation.

Since 1981, the doctors and staff of the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital have been dedicated as a team to the prevention of disease and preservation of the age old human-animal bond with empathy, compassion and respect.

The Granville Island Veterinary Hospital is deeply concerned about healing our patients and advancing the science of veterinary medicine. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of new and innovative technology and to applying state-of-the-art procedures for the benefit of our patients. Through the principle of group practice, we are able to quickly focus our knowledge and expertise where the need is most urgent.

Granville Island Veterinary Hospital currently has five amazing veterinarians on staff. “The healthcare team at GIVH has allowed me to practice to the highest standards,” says Dr. John Clark. “It is of great value to our five doctors to be able to confer with each other on challenging cases during daily rounds, and our six well trained animal health technologists provide top notch support. It’s comforting to have 24 hour nursing staff so overnight cases can be monitored and treated as required. This is extremely rare in general practice but is crucial in striving to provide the best care possible.”

The GIVH team consists of vets capable of more than basic pet care. Their skilled surgeons are able to provide acute care and surgery when needed. The standard of patient and client care is unparalleled at GIVH. They are a team united on all fronts from the reception straight thru to the technicians, ward nurses and vets themselves, with a commitment to providing reliable and knowledgeable care for your pet in as compassionate and caring setting as possible.

Granville Island Veterinary Hospital is at 1635 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6J-1L8 604-734-7744. You can visit them on the Web here.


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