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Welcome to Hemlock Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Vancouver BC
Call us at 604-558-1400

Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call for afterhours Emergency at 604-558-1400.
Pets are our Passion.

Team of two veterinarians to take care of your pets

Our Mission:To treat our clients, the public, veterinary colleagues and our staff with courtesy, respect and professionalism. To uphold and advance the honor and dignity of the profession and its high standards of ethical conduct.

To engage in lifelong learning to maintain and improve our professional knowledge, skills and judgment so that we can provide the highest quality of medical and surgical care to our patients. We will encourage open and honest communication with our clients enabling them to make informed, educated and responsible decisions regarding the health and well-being of their pets.

By honoring our mission statement ,we will work hard to provide the compassionate veterinary care that will enable you and your pet to share as many quality years together as possible.

If you live in Vancouver or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Harjeet Makkar (Harry) and Dr. Gurmeet Makkar is a licensed BC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Hemlock Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Harjeet Makkar (Harry) and Dr. Gurmeet Makkar has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Vancouver veterinarian.

The services we provide include all medical treatments including Dog Vaccinations, Cat Vaccinations,Ear Infections,Skin allergies,Euthanasia,House Call Euthanasia,Dog spaying, Dog neutering, Cat spay ,Cat neutering, Dog dental cleaning, Cat dental cleaning,Rabbit spay, Rabbit neutering, Ferret spay, Ferret neutering, Abscess Repair, Wound Repair, Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair,TPLO,Fracture repair, Patellar luxation surgery, Hip dysplasia, Anal gland surgery, Cherry eye surgery,Hernia repair, Growth removal, Lump removal, Tumour removal, Dewclaw removal, Bladder stone removal, Entropion eye surgery, Ear Hematomas ,C-Section and any other surgery/tretament not listed above.

At Hemlock Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Harjeet Makkar (Harry) and Dr. Gurmeet Makkar
Vancouver Veterinarian | Hemlock Animal Hospital | 604-558-1400

1314 W 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H4A3

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I strongly feel that Hemlock is one of the best Vet clinics in the lower mainland. The staff have always been very professional, and the clinic very clean (this is not the case in many other vet clinics)."
    Jean Chua/Michelle Stoetzel 604-576-1350
  • "The vet Dr. Gurmeet cared for my Nef very well. She taught me everything I needed to know about her new illness (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) and she was very realistic about how I should manage my expectations moving forward. And very reasonably priced too!"
    Andrew Dawoud
  • "Each time I bring Winston for a service, I know he will be looked after well, which is my primary concern."
    Rae Graham | 778-230-8498
  • "The clinc brings together the correct balance of professional approach with warmth, caring and empathy. I find this from the assistants that greet you as well as the husband and wife vet team that focus on ensuring needs are met. Pricing very fair."
    Laurence Beatch

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dax A.

    Dax has spent the greater part of the last decade working and studying in Tokyo, Japan. Sadly this was a life largely bereft of animal contact which led Dax to return to Vancouver where he is currently studying animal biology at UBC in the hopes of finding a meaningful career working with and for animals. Dax’s hobbies include hiking, nature photography, and manhandling other people’s pets until he can settle down and recreate the at-home zoo of his childhood.

  • Cindy C.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cindy is a 2012 Graduate of UBC with a BSc in Applied Animal Biology. She also graduated from Granville Business College with a diploma in Veterinary Office Assistant. Cindy aspires to one day become a veterinarian with a specialty in exotic animals. Cindy grew up with many different pets ranging from dogs to tortoises and can’t wait to get a new pet. Don’t hesitate to say hello when you meet her!

  • Dr.
    Gurmeet Makkar
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Gurmeet obtained a Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences degree in 1996 and later Masters in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1998. Since then she has been practicing, helping, and educating clients about their pet's needs. She is sincere, hardworking, and friendly. She enjoys living in Vancouver with her husband, kids, and little shihtzu X named Peaches.

  • Dr.
    Harjeet Makkar
    (Harry)
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Harry has been practicing as a veterinarian since 1994. Since 2007, he has been working in different clinics in Lower Mainland on a regular basis. This gave him the opportunity to see how different practices operated-what worked well and what he could do differently. He has succeeded in turning the best of what he's learned into a comfortable and efficient practice.

  • Alice K.

    Alice graduated with a BSc in Animal Biology at UBC. She has always been fascinated and inspired by animals, big and small, and yearns to learn about more by working with them. As a vet assistant at Hemlock Animal Hospital, she is discovering something new about animals almost every day.

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