Diana Shum

Dr Shum
Emergency Care
Dr Shum

Dr. Diana Shum was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario where she spent her youth watching nature documentaries and being obsessed with animals. She studied for eight years in Guelph, Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology before attending the Ontario Veterinary College. After graduation, she moved to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for a one-year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College. She enjoyed her time in the Maritimes but decided to move to the West (and arguably the best) Coast to join the team at Central Victoria at the beginning of 2019.

On her off days, Diana enjoys cuddling with the cutest cat in the world, trying new foods, board games, photography, and hiking. She also enjoys traveling the world and has done volunteer and learning placements in the past throughout Canada, and internationally in the United States, Hong Kong, and Central and South America.

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Emergency Care

Emergencies happen. When they do, our highly trained emergency veterinary healthcare team is dedicated to helping you and your companion any time of the day. No appointment is necessary. Whenever possible, our veterinarians work in consultation with your primary care veterinarian.


We do everything possible to ensure that every patient receives timely access to veterinary care. Like human emergency rooms, we operate on a triage system – this means that more seriously ill or injured patients are seen before less seriously ill or injured patients. During high-volume times patients with minor ailments and injuries can experience longer wait times.

What happens “in the back”?

At times, potentially seriously injured or ill patients may be taken straight into our hospital’s triage room or treatment areas based on our triage system. These patients will be assess by a doctor immediately and receive life-saving treatment such as fluids and oxygen and/or pain medication when appropriate.

For Immediate Emergency Service Please Call 250.475.2495

  • On site veterinarian and emergency team – 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year
  • Walk in service for all emergencies

Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital

760 Roderick Street

Victoria, BC V8X 2R3

Main: 250-475-2495

Fax: 250-475-1909

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

By appointment only

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