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October is Registered Veterinary Technician Month!

Did you know there are currently over 7,400 registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) across Canada and 9 of them work right here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital!

Our Veterinary Technicians are crazy about your pets and they all have the same shared desire; to provide pets with the best possible health care and help them to live happy, healthy lives. Our Veterinary Technicians assist our veterinarians and our clients every day but did you know they have several responsibilities within the Veterinary Hospital?

Our Veterinary Technician’s role includes:

  • Anesthesia and Analgesia (induction and monitoring of general anesthetics, monitoring and controlling pain)
  • Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Procedures (sample collection, testing and analysis)
  • Emergency Care
  • Dentistry – including scaling and polishing, charting the mouth with the veterinarian and digital dental x-ray.
  • Animal Husbandry – the daily care and attention with each and every individual pet who is admitted to our practice. Includes medicating, monitoring, ensuring comfort from pain, fed, watered and walked frequently as well as communication with owners while their pet is in our care.
  • Administration and maintenance of I.V. and subcutaneous fluids
  • Nutritional consults and guidance
  • Diabetic consults, glucose readings and client support
  • Surgery assistant (prepping, monitoring and recovering the patient)
  • Animal Behavior
  • Euthanasia support and assistance
  • Radiology, Endoscopy and Ultrasound
  • Bandage changes, suture removal and splint care
  • Ear cleaning, toenail trims and anal gland expression
  • Lots of snuggles, hugs and kisses!!! (sorry owners…this is reserved for the pets only)

We could not do what we do every day without the knowledge, skill and compassion of our Veterinary Technicians. We are constantly wowed and lucky to have them! Are you interested in becoming an RVT and think you have what it takes to improve pet’s lives?

Submitted by Van Isle Veterinary Hospital



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: May 29, 2020

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.


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.



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


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.

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are continuing to expand our hours to better serve our clients and social distance our team with 1 vet and 1 tech here until 11:00 pm, 7 days a week.

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