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BCSPCA Veterinarian of the Year 2017

We were truly honoured to have been awarded this year’s BCSPCA Veterinarian of the Year Award on Friday, May 5th in Richmond BC. Accepting the award on the entire team’s behalf was Candice Pacholuk – Practice Manager, Dr. Mireille de Winter, Dr. Yvette Maclean and Leanne Kelly – Lead RVT. Pictured below with Craig Daniell […]

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Why does my dog eat grass?

One of the most common questions we get here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is “Why does my dog keep eating grass?” Unfortunately, we’re sorry to say there is no real answer to this age-old question even though there have been 100’s of studies done over the years from US Davis down to top animal […]

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Cool Tips for Hot Dogs!

With the hot summer months upon us in full force it is important to remember that the heat can have serious effects on our furry family members. Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to compensate for hot weather. This results in an elevated body temperature that causes illness, organ damage or failure and, […]

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We’re hosting a Tick Talk!

Join us, Thursday, May 25th at 6:00pm for an informative evening with Dr. Alex Muzzin.

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Removing those Pesky Ticks from Your Pet

This is an exciting time of year for pet owners to finally get out and enjoy all the nice weather coming our way. As pet owners, we are very fortunate to live on Vancouver Island as there are several pest and pet hazards we do not worry about. We’ve all heard the stories of emergency […]

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DeWinter has been caring for my dogs for many years and is exceptional with the hard to handle dogs.…

Christine Yake

Treated our dog like she was their own, great staff that are there for the pets & their owner's

Robert Foresman

Best vet around! Friendly and compassionate.

Mark Adye

Very compassionate and supportive, when we had to put the dog down.

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