Breeding Services for Dogs

Van Isle Veterinary Hospital can provide special services in canine reproduction. Our commitment is to provide knowledgeable, professional, and punctual veterinary medical advice and services to breeders. We can also provide diagnostics and treatments for reproductive diseases in dogs and cats, as well as aide in the improvement of breeding programs.

How we help the dog breeders and kennels with healthy puppies?

At Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, we work with breeder clients and puppy owners to formulate an optimal puppy wellness program to give them the best start in life. We offer puppy vaccines, dewormer and puppy health checks to assess for inherited/developmental conditions such as heart murmurs, hernias, dental abnormalities and eye abnormalities. Your veterinarian will also work with new puppy owners to come up with the most appropriate vaccine schedule, spaying and neutering plan and nutritional recommendations.

Are you authorized for semen collection, evaluation, freezing and storage?

Here at Van Isle Veterinary, our ICSB technician has been trained and licensed by Carrol Platz of the International Canine Semen Bank in Oregon, to provide our clients with the greatest assurance of quality, consistency and reliability. The International Canine Semen Bank (ICSB) was founded by Professor Carrol C. Platz, Jr. and is based on techniques developed by Professor Platz through 35 years of research at the University of Oregon Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University and continuing in the ICSB laboratory. ICSB and associates were first in producing litters registered by the AKC, The American Field Dog Association, the National Greyhound Association, and assisted in developing the guidelines used by these organizations for registering litters produced from frozen semen. ICSB has produced litters from frozen semen that had been stored for 34 years prior to thawing and insemination. ICSB is also a CKC and AKC compliant facility for fresh chilled and frozen semen.

What are the breeding services that the hospital provides? E.g. reproduction planning, vaginal cytology, semen collection and freezing or caesarian section.

We are proud to offer a wide variety of breeding services such as semen collection, freezing, evaluations and long-term storage; fresh chilled and frozen semen shipping and receiving, breeding timing and same day progesterone results, vaginal and surgical inseminations, C-sections, breeding soundness exams, reproductive ultrasounds, puppy wellness exams, DNA testing, OFA certifications and puppy export documentation

Do you offer OFA services?

Yes, we can offer a wide variety of OFA services such as hip and elbow radiographs, routine cardiac exams, sebaceous adenitis biopsies, thyroid testing and patella exams. In addition to OFA services we can also assist with sample collection and/or submission for genetic testing for a variety of common breed-specific conditions.


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Last updated: December 2, 2021

Dear Clients,

Welcome back! We are happy to be able to invite our pet parents back into the hospital with their pets!! However, we are still following many of our previous health and safety protocols which have know been implemented as part of our communicable disease prevention protocol. We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation as we navigate through these times together. By helping to keep each other safe, we can continue to keep your pets safe.


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

We continue to see a significant demand for these types of services. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Sometimes this means wait times of several weeks to be seen for non-urgent appointments. This allows our team to properly assess and triage those more critical patients that require our immediate attention. 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 put our team’s safety and that of the public first.


Our DVM team is excited to invite you back into our exam rooms with your pets as long as we have the capacity to do so. To maintain a safe distance, we ask that only one pet parent accompany their pet into the exam room with the doctor. You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon entry and please do not enter our hospital if you are feeling unwell, have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been told to isolate by Island health.


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


We continue to offer our clients emergency on call services 7 days a week between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, including stat holidays.

After-hours emergency care will be referred to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital between the hours of midnight - 8:00 am. They can be reached at 250-933-0913. 

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

Thank you for helping us make this transition in our health and safety protocols as safe as possible, so our team can be at its best and continue to look after you and your pet!

- Your dedicated team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital