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Granville Island Veterinary Hospital (GIVH)

Toxicity Awareness Month for Dog and Cat  - Vancouver VeterinaryGranville Island Veterinary Hospital (GIVH) is a full-service veterinary hospital located in the heart of Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood in B.C. Canada. Our clients come from all over the lower mainland including East and West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta and Surrey. We pride a variety of dog and cat veterinary services including emergency care, routine preventive care, diagnostic and surgical pet care services, puppy and kitten vaccines, pet nutrition counseling and many more services. 

Are you looking for a veterinary hospital in Vancouver and/or the BC lower mainland? If there is any information you are looking for that you cannot find, please feel free to contact us by phone at 604.734.7744 or send us an e-mail

Why choose VIGH?

One of the most important decisions you will have to make as a pet parent is finding a quality veterinary hospital for your furry friend. Selecting the right veterinarian is a personal decision, but you’ll want to choose a practice that offers the highest available standard of care.  At the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital, we understand this completely. We have pets of our own and know how essential this is for your peace of mind. Our clients' confidence depends on our knowledge and expertise, along with many other things. Our gentle bedside manner, dedicated support staff and friendly, caring environment are all vitally important. We recommend that you talk to friends and family who know us and trust our reputation.

Since 1981, the doctors and staff of the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital (GIVH) have been dedicated as a team of the prevention of disease and preservation of the age old human-animal bond with empathy, compassion and respect. Emergency service, intensive critical care, oxygen and respiratory therapy. 24 hour staffing and continuous patient care. We are proud to announce that we are the official veterinarians for the Vancouver Police Dogs.

The goals of the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital have always been to heal our patients and advance the science of Veterinary Medicine. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of new and innovative technology and to applying state of the art procedures for our patients' benefit. Through the principle of group practice, we are able to quickly focus our knowledge and expertise where the need is most urgent.

Dr. Bill Ignacio, Dr. Anna Wallace, Dr. Cynthia Rose, Dr. Jordan Schnarr, Dr. Jillian Thatcher, Dr. Jeffrey Berkshire and the staff of Granville Island Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to the wellness of your four-legged family members.