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DMV Christie Lauzon

Dr. Christie Lauzon

Veterinarian
I am originally from South Surrey and grew up surrounded by a mini zoo of pets: cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, turtles and my sister had horses. So from a young age, I grew to love pets and knew that I wanted to work with them if I could. I graduated from veterinary school in 2007 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. I loved it down under so much, that I practiced for there for a year, before returning home in 2009. Since then, I have worked up north and in the lower mainland. My husband grew up in the Comox Valley and has always wanted to return, it is the perfect place to raise our two young boys. I joined the clinic in July 2018. I really enjoy all aspects of my job, but surgery and dentistry really interest me. My first pet was a tabby cat, named Todd. I love meeting new people and helping them take care of their four-legged family members. My favourite thing about working at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is that the staff here are all so warm and welcoming. I also love Wanda the fish, my son cannot stop talking about her! A fun fact about me is that I enjoy knitting and board games.

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Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is super excited to be hosting our 4th annual cupcake day fundraiser! BCSPCA celebrates “Treat Week” across the Province from Feb 24th – March 1st 2020 where business, pet owners and animal lovers can bake up a storm and sell treats with the proceeds going to BC animals in need.

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Last updated: September 22, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business.

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital