Dr. Jocelyn Waldern

Ever since I was little, I knew that when I grew up I wanted to work with animals (my opinions may have been skewed slightly by Disney). Veterinary medicine was the obvious answer for me, combining the challenges of clinical science with my love for animals. I recently graduated in June of 2016 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. I chose to work at Van Isle for multiple reasons. As a new veterinarian there are ample opportunities to learn from the other vets at the clinic, as well as from the experienced support staff. Everyone at the clinic has an amazing attitude, not to mention a good sense of humour, which helps to provide an excellent work environment! I would be lying if I said location didn't play a part in my decision to work at Van Isle. I desperately wanted to be back in British Columbia, and who could turn down the chance to live in this beautiful valley? I got my first pet when my grandfather surprised my sister and me with a rabbit we lovingly named Floppy. I was five at the time, you can imagine how impressed my mother was. I love what I do because I will never be able to say my job is boring or repetitive! I love the challenge of seeing new things. My favourite thing about the clinic is "Chip Wednesday;" just kidding. I've really enjoyed getting to meet all of our furry patients, new and old. Fun fact about myself is that as the tallest staff member it shouldn't come as a surprise that I am an avid volleyball player. I also love getting out and exploring the Comox Valley with my dog. She keeps me on my toes!
We have seen Dr. Muzzin several times. She is absolutely wonderful, very knowledgeable and compassionate. Would highly recommend!

Carmen Benacquista

Pricey but take very good care of your animals. Had major surgery done to one of my dogs and they…

Dave Copeland

Still a warm and welcoming place, very happy to have an understanding, and compassionate team. -Total professionalism here.

Aron Chowdhury

November 15th we had our dog Hudson euthanized. Dr Davenport & Amy (Hudson's rehab physio/massage therapist) came to…

Martin Blackwell

The big hospital on the north island. Owned by one of the big mega vet firms. Staff still very good

Wayde Johnston


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