Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1


Should Your Pet Be Shot?
The Pet Vaccination Controversy

Cathy Wilkie, DVM

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Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue

West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1E1
Tel: 604-926-8654
Fax: 604-926-6839

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1338 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S2
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