4:1 Staff to Doctor Ratio
This allows the doctor to focus on communicating with you, our valued client, while the staff can dedicate themselves to looking after your pet.
We Take The Time
Our 40 minute appointments are twice as long as industry average, giving you more face time with the doctor. We are happy to answer all your questions and be an active partner in your pets wellness.
Exotic Animal Care
We have a reputation as one of Vancouver’s most trusted and experienced exotic animal care centers.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Arbutus West Animal Clinic is the only Veterinary Hospital in the Lower Mainland routinely offering Minimally Invasive Surgeries.
Our caring staff are passionate about critters, and your pet's comfort is our priority. We make sure all pets are dry, warm and have everything they need to be comfortable in our care.
Your pet's safety is of the utmost importance to us. The dedicated staff members for anesthesia monitoring are included in the cost of all surgical and dental procedures at the Arbutus West Animal Clinic.
Whether it's teaching you how to give a pill to your cat, changing your pet's food, or providing supportive care at home, we take the time to show you how to make caring for your pet as easy and fun as possible.
We educate our clients on all aspects of your pet's lifestyle, diet, and exercise and perform a thorough examination. We provide quality individualized care you would expect for any valued family member.
Giving Back To The Community
In addition to the charity work with animal rescues, the Arbutus West Animal Clinic frequently hosts students from veterinary schools, technician programs, and pre-veterinary programs. We believe in supporting the next generation of animal welfare professionals.
We had an amazing experience at Arbutus West! Doctor Burstyn is so gentle with our cat Shyguy, and seems really into explaining things and making sure we have all the information we need. I’ve never had a vet spend so much time talking things over with me! He also trains other veterinarians to offer the same kind and knowledgeable style of medicine that he practices, and his intern is also very nice and really helpful on days he is not there. We are so glad we stumbled on this clinic, and will recommend it to anyone who wants the best for their pets!