WAVES vet in Langford once again expands urgent care hours

WAVES vet in Langford once again expands urgent care hours

Urgent care on the West Shore is once again expanding, with WAVES offering the service daily.

Emergency services at the vet have not been offered since August, when the vet said it was dealing with staffing shortages.

In November, the clinic started to offer urgent care services five days a week.

Now, it is being offered seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight with 24/7 overnight care by doctors and support staff.

This is the next step the clinic is taking in working its way back up to offering 24/7 emergency care.

On Nov. 10, Dr. Jon Katzman, director of ER services at WAVES told CHEK News the vet clinic is working on securing enough staff in order to offer all services it previously did.

“Right now we’re growing our team, and as our team grows, so will our hours,” Katzman said. “It just depends on when we can get people into the country, because we’re looking internationally to bring in new team members to grow it as quickly as we can.”

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the clinic at 778-432-4322 or visit WAVES’ website and social media pages.

Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital in Victoria and Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Nanaimo are the two 24/7 emergency vet clinics currently operating on the Island.

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