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Welcome to Hemlock Animal Hospital, Vancouver.

Your local Veterinarian in Vancouver BC. 
Call us at 604-558-1400

"Pets are our Passion"

We are a  team of invested clinicians, and we will take care of your pets.

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

We are engaged in lifelong learning and focused to maintain and improve our professional knowledge and skills so that we can provide the highest quality of medical and surgical care. We will encourage open and honest communication with our clients which will enable 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 professional veterinary care with excellence, making sure that you and your pet get a long happy life together.

If you live in Vancouver or the surrounding areas and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further, as DMV Dr. Harjeet Makkar (Harry) and DMV Dr. Gurmeet Makkar are trained in the highest standards. They believe in taking every possible measure, to give their patients the right treatment and care.

Hemlock Animal Hospital is a full-service Veterinarian facility in Vancouver and welcomes both general consultation and urgent care. Our team has well-rounded experience in small animal care. We make sure that your pet is comfortable, calm, and relaxed during their visit.

Preventive Care


Dermatology & Eyecare

  • Skin & Food allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Ear Infections
  • Eyecare

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Abscess Repair
  • Wound Repair
  • Cherry eye surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Growth Removal
  • Lump Removal
  • Tumor removal
  • Dewclaw removal
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Entropion eye surgery
  • Ear Hematomas
  • C-Section
  • Anal gland surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

  • TPLO
  • Fracture repair
  • Patellar luxation surgery
  • Hip dysplasia

Health Certificates

  • International travel with pets
  • Health Certificate
  • Rabies Antibodies Titre Test ( FAVN )


  • Blood Test, Urine Test, and Fecal Test
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Ultrasound


  • Nail Trimming
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Flea and Tick Control

House Call Services

For any other surgery/treatment not listed above, please call us and we can discuss your options. 

About Our Team

The team at Hemlock Animal Hospital are dedicated individuals who have made it their life's work to help pets live long, healthy lives. To support this mission, the hospital relies on many individuals; each team member is equally important in helping us deliver a great experience and service for your pet. Please get the help your pet needs today by calling our Vets in Vancouver. Call us: (604) 558-1400.

Is your pet feeling sick? Do you think your pet is lacking energy? Do you think that your pet isn't acting normal, maybe because of some Illness that you might not be aware of? Let our vets help you!

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  • When my dog had ear issues, Hemlock Animal Hospital gave us an appointment within a couple hours of calling. Helped my dog and provided me with all the information I needed. Great service & genuinely love animals!

    - Kristie Somers
  • When kitten got a hold of and swallowed elastic like string that was wrapped around a roast,I called two emergency vet services before I thought I'd try Hemlock.They had already closed an hour prior to me calling but Dr Harry answered phone anyway.When I explained what had happened,he agreed this was a time sensitive matter and had to be dealt with before that string passed into her intestines.He made a special trip to the clinic just to help my Navi, and he did not leave until he was positive s

    - Tamara Szirony Show More
  • Dr. Harry is calm, informative, and is definitely experienced. He treats both my dog and me with respect and helps us in the best and worst of times.

    - Lana Lepper
  • 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
  • Each time I bring Winston for a service, I know he will be looked after well, which is my primary concern.

    - Rae Graham
  • 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
  • Been a pet owner for 27 years. Best care I have experienced thus far. More importantly a strong feeling of trust that the veterinarian established on our initial visit helped following direction more so.

    - Ronnie Bhatti
  • I feel very comfortable there and believe there is valuable information cleanly laid out for me to view.

    - Heather O'Brien
  • Dr. Harry and his staff have always been very welcoming and comforting to me and my two dogs Mickey and Tess but most of all knowledgeable when it comes to the care and treatment of Mickey and Tess. I was first attracted to Hemlock Animal Hospital by their extremely reasonable prices but then kept going back because they provided me with the confidence of knowing my dogs would always get the best of care when in the hands of Dr. Harry and his staff. I am so pleased with Dr. Harry’s extremely r

    - Julie Lavery Show More
  • We felt very welcomed as soon as we came in. Going through the adoption process and finding the perfect kitty to fit our family was made comfortable and exciting. Thank you.

    - Heather O'Brien
  • Hemlock Animal Hospital has generously donated their time to assist me with rescue animals needing medical treatment. They have always been kind, courteous, and generous to me in every aspect of my dealings with them. Their selflessness in helping homeless animals receive much needed medical treatment at a discounted rate goes above and beyond the call of duty, and I applaud them for their effort in giving back to the community. Bravo to Dr. Harry and his staff for being wonderful and caring hum

    - Emily Weeks | Vancouver Adoptables Show More
  • Thank you for saving Flos life once again. You and your amazing staff are truly angels. Flo and I appreciate your amazing care cannot thank you enough.

    - Brooke D.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Vincent W.
    Vincent W.
    Veterinary Assistant
    Vincent is a UBC graduate who aims to one day be a veterinarian. He has lots of experience from working at different clinics in the lower mainland and loves cats and dogs.
  • Dr. Gurmeet Makkar
    Dr. Gurmeet Makkar

    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. She's currently not taking any appointments.

  • Dr. Harjeet Makkar
    Dr. Harjeet Makkar (Harry)
    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.

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