Erin Patterson

Dr Patterson
Emergency Care
Dr Patterson

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


My Pets:

3y MN pit mix (Zero),
7y FS DSH (Sushi)
Dr. Erin Patterson was born in Calgary, and grew up in Saskatchewan. She graduated with a BSc in chemistry before moving on to Saskatoon for her veterinary education. Erin graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2017, then completed a critical care specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. After returning to Canada, she has been working full time as an ER practitioner in the lower mainland.

Erin's veterinary interests include emergency and critical care. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, weight lifting and snowboarding.
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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, BC 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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