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Introducing Dr. Christie Lauzon!

We recently welcomed a new member to our Van Isle Veterinary Hospital family, and we are so pleased to introduce Dr. Christie Lauzon. Dr. Lauzon joins us from her most recent time in South Surrey and has moved to the beautiful Island to raise her two children with her husband, Nick.
Dr. Lauzon studied in Melbourne, Australia and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Since then she has had a diverse veterinary experience, practicing in Australia, Northern B.C., and on the mainland. We sat down with Christie and had a little chat about her life as a DVM:

Q: Why are you a veterinarian?

A: “I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up one of five girls and my family owned every kind of animal possible. I always knew it was what I would grow up to do, and I never outgrew that!”

Q: What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?

A: “I love spin classes, hiking, and spending time with my family outside. Oh, and I love knitting!”

Q: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

A: (Without a moment’s hesitation) “A Golden Doodle. I have the same hair, I love to eat, and I am a little hyperactive (haha).”

Q: What is your proudest veterinarian moment?

A: “Once I repaired a broken leg on a Budgie. I splinted the leg with a toothpick!”

 Christie and Ben

Please come in and meet our latest addition, Dr. Christie Lauzon! Welcome, Christie!

Written by Van Isle Veterinary Hospital

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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: 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