Uschi Craigdallie

Dr Craigdaillie
Emergency Care
Dr Craigdaillie

Uschi, originally from Switzerland, moved to Toronto with her family as a child. She came to Vancouver to study science at UBC and fell in love with the west coast.  She obtained a B.Sc. in Biopsychology from UBC and studied veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College.  During vet school she was part of Global Vets, a student volunteer organization, traveling to East Africa gaining hands-on veterinary experience with small and large animals and wildlife. 

After graduation, Uschi returned to the west coast and has been a part of the Vancouver Animal Emergency Team ever since. She served as medical director of VAERC for several years. She has locumed in general practice but has realized that emergency medicine is what she is most passionate about. When not at work Uschi can be found cooking, baking or in the mountains biking and hiking. 

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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. 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

Emergency Hours :

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

ER service may be affected, please call for availability.

Referral Hours:

Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, varies by department. Please call for availability.

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