Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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Staff News!

We have some exciting news to share with you! We’d like to congratulate one of our own and introduce someone new!

Congrats to Dr. Laura Davenport-Scherr!

The team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital ​is excited for Dr. Laura Davenport-Scherr and her husband Daniel who are about to introduce a new member to their family! Laura has been with our practice for more than 15yrs, starting her career by volunteering as a high school student in 2002​.​ Laura continued on with the practice as one of our kennel assistants and receptionist throughout high school and while she was attending college at NIC before completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. During Veterinary School at WCVM, Laura would return to the Comox Valley to continue working for Van Isle and gain ​valuable ​experience from our senior veterinarians. Dr. Davenport graduated in April of 2016 and returned home to her Van Isle family as one of our amazing associates​.​

Introducing Dr. Caitlyn Best

We are also excited to introduce Dr. Caitlyn Best who comes to us from Powell River, BC. Dr. Best will be working here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital as one of our part time associates while Dr. Davenport is on her maternity leave. Dr. Best graduated from WCVM in May of 2016; in fact, she was in the same graduating class as Dr. Davenport and our Dr. Jocelyn Waldern. Caitlyn is very excited to join the Van Isle family and can’t wait to meet all our clients and their furry companions! Welcome to the beautiful Comox Valley Dr. Best!


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