Jessica McKay

Registered Veterinary Technician
I grew up with all kinds of animals, and have always had a love for them. My first pet was Maverick, the best mutt ever. I was introduced to veterinary medicine through work experience at my high school and applied to the veterinary technician program after graduation. Van Isle was always our family’s regular veterinary hospital growing up, and during technician school, I completed one of my working practicums at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital. I was excited to officially join the team as a registered veterinary technician after graduation from the AHT program in 2009. I enjoy many aspects of veterinary medicine, and love working closely with the animals, as well as the wide variety of skills we utilize every day, but have a special interest in canine behaviour. My favourite thing about our hospital is the variety of interesting cases we see daily, and the great relationships we make with our patients. Fun fact about myself, I enjoy spending most of my free time camping and exploring the outdoors with my other half, James, as well as riding horses, and adventuring with my dogs, Missy and Duke.


Get a Cupcake and Support BC Animals in Need during Treat Week! Feb 24 - Mar 1

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. Van Isle Veterinary Hospital will be baking more than 70 dozen cupcakes, cookies, squares and treats in the hopes of beating last year’s donations of $2600 (in just 7 hours!). Many local businesses such as Finders Keepers, Old House Notary, ABC Printing, Kal Tire, 50th Parallel, Stu Tunheim – Wealth Management, Bosleys, Westview Ford and Monica Parkin – Coast Capital Savings are showing their support early with special pre-orders to help animals in need. A special shout out to Cumberland Bakery for donating 12 doz of their delicious donut holes to help us reach our goal. Each year the team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is blown away by the support from within the community as well local businesses who pull together for this great cause.  Don’t miss out on Monday! Come early to get your favourite treats. Baked goods will be available from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm or when they sell out. There will be gluten-free and vegan options available, as well as special cupcakes for our four-legged friends to enjoy too.   By Candice Pacholuk

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