MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre Ground Breaking Ceremony
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre announces their ground breaking ceremony on April 24th at 12:00pm at 2303 Alberta Street, Vancouver.
Founded by Dr. Suann Hosie in 1978, Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic (1590 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver) has been providing 24 hour emergency and critical care services for companion animals. After 37 years, the clinic will be moved to the new location in January 2016 and become the new Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre (VAERC). The new facility will provide the referring veterinary community and pet owners across BC access to an expanded emergency department, specialty services, MRI, CT scan, digital radiography, ultrasound, oncology ward, multiple surgical suites, blood bank and an intensive care unit.
“The new location of the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre will provide pet parents and referring vets with a centrally located veterinary emergency and referral hospital that delivers care and treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” states Dr. Avery Gillick, VAERC’s General Manager.
The ground breaking ceremony will include an address by Dr. Hosie and will be an opportunity to celebrate with clients and the veterinary community at large. Food and treats will be available by voluntary donation to the Paw It Forward initiative – a national program to provide high quality pet food and support for dogs and cats whose families are in-need. Paw It Forward has provided over 75,000 meals across Canada this year. All pets are welcome and hardhat photo opportunities will be available. Media is invited to attend and to interview willing participants.
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