The Oscar Fund – A Valentine’s Story!

Meet Loki! Loki is a two-year-old, sweetheart of a dog that came to us quite ill the day after Valentine’s Day.

Upon examination, Dr. Alex Muzzin knew that Loki required immediate abdominal surgery. It was quite clear that Loki had a possible blockage or internal abscess which was causing him to go downhill quite rapidly. Being so young and with a history of good health, Loki had a great prognosis for a healthy recovery after surgery. Due to the costs associated with his surgery and the need for immediate care, Loki’s family was faced with a difficult decision.

Loki’s heartwarming charm and personality not only won over his family’s hearts, but our entire team wanted to give Loki a chance at a long, happy, healthy life. So the Oscar Fund was there to help! Due to recent donations and the sale of our Oscar Bars, we were able to help cover some of the costs for Loki’s surgery. Two days later this beautiful boy returned home to his loving family. What a special Valentine’s gift!

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Thanks to the community’s love of our Hot Chocolates, Oscar Bars and the continued support of our special, little fund we can continue to help pets and their families in the Comox Valley!

Submitted by Candice Pacholuk – 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: 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.


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.


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.


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


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