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Van Isle Veterinary Hospital Awarded 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 – CEO, BCSPCA and Jennifer Gore – President BCSPCA.

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The team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital in the Comox Valley always goes above and beyond to help the animals in the BC SPCA’s care. Since opening their doors in 2001, the entire team has been strong advocates for homeless and abused animals. They generously donate their time or provide significantly discounted prices to the SPCA and regularly work overtime on BC SPCA animals at no cost. Their dedication to the community’s most vulnerable animals and their ongoing support has helped save so many animal lives. Van Isle Veterinary Hospital staff have fostered animals, assisted with animal cruelty seizures and even professionally groomed SPCA animals at no charge. In addition, the hospital sponsors and supports BC SPCA fundraising events each year.” – BCSPCA

“We are thrilled to see them provincially recognized for the work that they do right here in the Comox Valley for our community’s animals” – Emily Priestly, Comox SPCA

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“Supporting our community and helping local animals in need is a culture we’ve easily embraced. Not only do we take pride in what we do, but working alongside the SPCA has become a part of our identity over the past 16 yrs. We enjoy any opportunity to support our local shelter and sick or injured pets through local fundraisers such as our annual National Cup Cake Days (thank goodness we have Sherry – our animal health technician/cupcake baker extraordinaire!), Paws for a Cause gold sponsors, open houses, the Pet Smart Grant, SPCA kids camps and even the use of our own Oscar Fund to help those special cases and pets who need some extra TLC. We look forward to working together for many years to come ”  – Candice Pacholuk, Manager, VIVH

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Get a Cupcake and Support BC Animals in Need During Treat Week (Feb 24 - Mar 1, 2020)

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: March 30, 2021

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

We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team 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. 

As such, effective October 6, 2020, we will no longer be available for after-hours, on call services between midnight and 7:00 am. After-hours emergency care will be referred to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital between the hours of midnight - 7:00 am. They can be reached at 250-933-0913.

We will continue to be available until midnight for your call-in, after hours needs.

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

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

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:30 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