Schedule a Visit

Call us at 604-221-5858

Or book an appointment with AVAH online today!


Because They Aren't Just Pets, They Are Your Companions!

Come See Your Vet, 7 Days a Week.

We offer a complete range of both non-emergency, and emergency vet services.

Click here to see the full range of services we provide!


The Cat's Meow,
A Feline Blog.

Ever wonder what the vet is like from the eyes of your pet?

Click here to see what our resident cats think of our place!


How Vet Smart Are You?
We've Got You Covered.

Owning a pet can be tricky, but we've got plenty of answers for you in our learning center.

Click here to learn more about owning pets!


We value our clients and animal companions!

Our ultimate goal is to give our customers and their pets the best experience we can provide.

Click here to fill out our Customer Satisfaction Survey and help us make your next visit even better.

Spaying Myths vs Facts

Learning Center – Facts about Spaying

Spaying and neutering your pet play an important role in controlling pet overpopulation. Research has shown that spayed and neutered pets live longer and have reduced risk of various health problems.

MYTH: My pet will gain weight after being spayed.

FACT: Only overeating and lack of exercise cause pets to gain weight.

MYTH: It is healthier for my pet if I wait until she has had her first heat before spaying.

FACT: Spaying before the first heat reduces the chances of your pet getting mammary gland cancers.

MYTH: My pet’s personality will change after being spayed.

FACT: Spaying does not change your pet’s personality. Pets are spayed while they are still young and developing both mentally and emotionally. Any perceived personality changes are due to your pet maturing and learning, not from being spayed.

Benefits of spaying your pet:

  • Eliminates many behavioral problems.
  • Decreases chance of mammary cancer.
  • Eliminates the chance of infection and/or cancer in the reproductive organs.
  • Eliminates the heat cycles and all the unwanted behaviours associated with them.
  • Population control.