Ellen Boyd

Dr. BOyd
Emergency Care
Dr. BOyd

Dr.Ellen Boyd was born and raised in New Brunswick. She completed her BSc in environmental science and biology in Nova Scotia where she also published an article on stress metrics in Common Eider ducks to the journal of conversation biology. Following graduation she was accepted into the veterinary medicine program at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. During her summers off she worked as a grizzly bear guide for an ecotourism company in Smiths Inlet, BC. Throughout vet school she worked in conjunction the CFIA publishing disease dossiers pertaining to aquatic animal disease in Canada. Upon graduation she was accepted into the Emergency mentorship program at VAERC where she gained additional training in emergency medicine. She has since signed on as a full time ER Vet.

When she’s not working Dr. Boyd enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her two cats Fievel and Puddle.

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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.

Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre

2303 Alberta Street

Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 4A7

Main: 604-879-3737

Fax: 604-733-6340

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

By appointment only

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