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Welcome to Hemlock Animal Hospital in Vancouver.
Your favorite 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 in Vancouver 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  at Hemlock Animal Hospital in Vancouver include all medical treatments such as:

  • 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
  • Blood Test, Urine Test, and Fecal Test
  • Nail Trimming
  • Pet Boarding
  • Microchipping
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Flea and Tick Control
  • And for any other surgery/treatment not listed above, please call us and we can discuss your options. If we cannot perform the procedure, we know specialists who can do so in our clinic, for your convenience.

At Hemlock Animal Hospital in Vancouver, 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

About Our Team:                              

Our friendly and professional team at our animal hospital in Vancouver 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 the best experience and service for your pet. Please get the help your pet needs today by calling our Vets in Vancouver. Call us: (604) 588-1400

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 in Vancouver help you with that. Pets often times do not show any symptoms until medical attention is urgent. We have numerous cases where the pet owners came in just for a checkup because they noticed their pet wasn't acting regular or was not operating at their optimal level. Once they came in, we noticed that their pet needed medical attention right away, whether it was a deficiency in nutrition, minor bone fracture or an actual illness. Our vets in Vancouver always recommend that you should bring in your pet for a checkup periodically. 

Hemlock Animal Hospital in Vancouver will help you get the right kind of help your pet needs. Our staff are friendly and love educating pet owners about their pets. We understand the frustration that comes with not knowing what is going in with your pet, so our vets in Vancouver will provide you in-depth information about what is happening with your pet and what you need to be doing to help your pet get better. Your pet's well being is our priority, and you can call us any time at (604) 588-1400.

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  • Emma
    Animal Care Assistant - Volunteer

    Emma is a secondary student looking to one day become a veterinarian. She loves dogs, and her favorite animal is a cat! Feel free to say hello next time you see her, and tell her thank you for donating her time to help our clinic run smoothly!

  • Portia C.
    Veterinary Assistant
    Portia is a UBC science student who loves dogs and cats! She is very excited to help you learn more about good animal care.
  • 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.
  • Steph B.
    Veterinary Assistant
    Steph is in school to become a Veterinary Technologist and is going to UBC for Conservation Biology. She loves all animals, especially birds, and has two dogs, two horses, and a cockatoo. Steph loves discussing animal behaviour and health topics, so feel free to ask her as many questions as you'd like involving your pet's health and care!
  • 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
    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
    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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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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.
  • "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
  • "Each time I bring Winston for a service, I know he will be looked after well, which is my primary concern."
    Rae Graham
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 she should be alright to go home with me.I am so touched that someone would go above and beyond like that-I wish ALL Veterinarians employed such standards in their practice.Myself Alice and Navi love you folks for all your hardwork and dedication, and would continue to come there!"
    Tamara Szirony
  • "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 reasonable exam fee and other fees and costs because it means I never hesitate to take Mickey and Tess in for even for the slightest of concerns. This is a win-win for Mickey and Tess, my family and Hemlock Animal Hospital. I wish more Veterinarians would take this approach! There are many other reasons to choose Hemlock Animal Hospital like their flexible hours, the way they support our local SPCA and other animal charities and services. . . ."
    Julie Lavery

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