Jessica Gu

Dr Gu
Emergency Care
Dr Gu

Dr. Jessica Gu is originally from Toronto, Ontario. After obtaining her BSc in biology from the University of Guelph, she studied veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. Jessica has a special interest in wildlife and exotic species. She has traveled to Thailand, Taiwan, and Calgary to work with various wildlife and zoo animals. She also used to volunteer with an educational program working with raptors through the University of Guelph. After graduation, Jessica completed a rotating small animal internship at 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Ontario.

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, pottery, painting, water activities, and hanging out with her dog and cat. She is also fluent in conversational Mandarin.

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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