Tim Donihee

Dr Donihee
Emergency Care
Dr Donihee
Dr. Tim Donihee was born in Yellowknife and was raised in Calgary. At a young age after deciding becoming Scooby Doo wasn't a viable career option, he set his eyes on veterinary medicine spurred by his love for his family dogs and the wildlife in the nearby mountains. His education took him first to Victoria and then subsequently to Saskatoon for vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed a small animal rotating internship at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Donihee's veterinary interests include small animal emergency and critical care and analgesia and anesthesia, although he would gladly glove all the way up for a calving given the opportunity. He is passionate about the outdoors, rock climbing and snowboarding. He is new to Vancouver and excited to be back in beautiful British Columbia!
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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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