Bellevue Veterinary Hospital, Parksville

(250) 248-2031

  • Veterinary Clinic Open Every Day
    Open Seven Days a Week

    Your Complete Veterinary Team.

    We currently have 5 veterinarians on staff. And we have fully qualified technicians, experienced assistants, and friendly receptionists 8:30AM to 5:30PM, seven days a week. Our weekend availability is sure to fit your tight schedule.

  • Communication is the Bellevue Clinic's Top Priority


    Being Clear and Direct is a Top Priority

    Because you know your pet's personality best, we always take great care to listen to your concerns, perform our necessary evaluation, and then communicate, in as clear a manner as possible, the best course of action for your pet. For us, it's a priority.

  • Veterinary Housecall Services, Parksville
    Housecall Services

    Veterinary Care Brought to Your Home.

    Our mobile service provides convenience to you and your pet. Whether it is performing a check-up at home because your dog is having mobility problems, or paying a housecall to your anxious feline who hates the car ride, our mobile service provides quality care and comfort to both our human clients and their pets.

  • Veterinary Ultrasounds, x-Rays, Parksville, Qualicum
    Leading-Edge Technology

    On Site Diagnostics Available

    Since 1978, Bellevue Veterinary Hospital has been proud to remain at the forefront of veterinary best practice.

    As well as our on-site blood testing capabilities, we also have digital x-ray equipment (full size & dental), and ultrasound imaging available.

How COVID-19 affects our services

Adjustments being made in response to COVID-19 pandemic: (updated July 31/20)

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to follow recommendations from our provincial and federal governments and our veterinary authorities & advocacy groups (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, College of Veterinarians of BC, and the Society for BC Veterinarians), and respond to our staff members' concerns, in order to practice distancing, while still, providing compassionate care for your pets.
  • Vets & staff are available 7 days/week 8:30 to 5:30, but we have fewer people working each day.
  • Our building is still closed to the public. We will communicate with you in the parking lot and/or on the phone, and then we'll take your pet into the clinic for the exam or procedure.
  • There is a short lunch closure for our receptionists to take a break in the middle of the day. For this reason, please avoid drop-ins between 12:00 and 1:00pm.
  • (As previously, we are closed on stat holidays)
  • Our Veterinary Housecall Service has resumed, but is doing outdoor appointments only.
  • Elective (non-urgent) surgeries are very gradually being added to our schedule.  (There is a long backlog and we will do our best to chip away at this safely.)
  • Bellevue's online store  may help with social distancing and convenience. After registering, you can browse and order pet food and non-prescription products (not medications) any time of day or night. Items can later be delivered to the clinic for you to pick up, or they can be delivered to your door (for a $10 fee). 
  • In order to minimize contact at this time, we are continuing to offer telemedicine. We can consult and prescribe at a distance, when possible. Phone 250-248-2031 to enquire. (Sometimes emailed photos or videos are helpful to us, so keep this in mind. Some discussions may be done with video conferencing.)

If you need to come to the clinic: 

  • Please call our reception desk 250-248-2031 from the parking lot and we will go from there.
  • Please avoid the times between 12:00 and 1:00pm, as there is a 1/2-hour period of front desk closure for lunch (required during this time of fewer staff).
  • All cats must be in a carrier of some kind. Please do not remove them from this carrier in the parking lot!
  • All dogs must be on a leash and be capable of having us take them into the clinic without you at this time.
  • Some very nervous pets may need sedation for us to examine them without you. Sometimes this can be set up for you, ahead of time, before bringing the pet. We can discuss this option is you feel it might be necessary. 
Please alert us, before arriving, if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness within the last 10 days (coughing, sneezing, congestion, fever, GI upset) or have had direct contact with someone who has had these symptoms or someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Thank you so much for your patience during this time....
Please stay safe and healthy!


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Welcome to the Bellevue Veterinary Hospital, Parksville, B.C.

Since 1978, Bellevue Veterinary Hospital has been proud to remain at the forefront of veterinary best practice in the Parksville, Qualicum Beach area. Also, our mobile service offers convenient in-home care for your pet. We presently have 6 veterinarians on staff. And there are 4 registered veterinary technicians (RVTs), several assistants, and all our receptionists are friendly and eager to help. Bellevue is open 8:30AM to 5:30PM, seven days a week. We always take great care to listen to your concerns, perform our necessary evaluation, and then communicate, in as clear a manner as possible, the best course of action for your pet. For us, it's a top priority.

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Patient Care During General Anesthesia

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  • Each patient in our care for a general anesthesia will be sedated first.  This is a simple injection, similar to getting a vaccination. Most pets do not react to this small needle.
  • Once they are sedated (just peaceful and calm), we will place an IV catheter (usually in a front or back leg) and tape that into place.
    Then a slow IV drip maintains this IV port for easy delivery of IV medications and fluids when needed.
  • Patients are placed on heated water beds during the procedure (and later also in recovery) to keep them warm.  
  • "Anesthetic induction" refers to the next step, the administration of an IV drug that puts them into an unconscious state.
  • When the patient is unconscious, an endotracheal tube is placed into the trachea (the windpipe)
  • Anesthetic gas and oxygen is delivered from the anesthetic machine into the patient through the endotracheal tube. The amount of anesthetic gas is adjusted moment by moment, depending on the patient's anesthetic depth and various parameters being monitored.
  • Several monitoring tools are used to assess the patient during the full length of the procedure.
These include:
  •   capnography = measuring carbon dioxide levels to help assess respiration (breathing)
  •   blood pressure monitoring
  •   pulse oximetry = indirect monitor for oxygen levels in the bloodstream 
  •   esophageal thermometer readings = for monitoring body temperature
  •   ECG, if needed, will monitor the heart muscle's conductivity and rhythm.  
  •   Also, of course, basic monitoring of the patient’s anesthetic depth and vital signs are charted throughout.

Local anesthetics and/or pain medications are administered to decrease the amount of anesthesia required, and these also help to produce a more comfortable recovery.

We are very focused on the quality of care your pet receives during anesthesia, recovery, and all their procedures and interactions in our hospital.