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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is fast approaching which brings along a time of excitement, ghoulish customs, creepy-crawly decorations and festive fireworks! Although Halloween is thought of as a children’s holiday, it is just as important to think about our pets and ensure they have a safe, happy and fun night as well.

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Why does my dog eat grass?

One of the most common questions we get here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is “Why does my dog keep eating grass?” Unfortunately, we’re sorry to say there is no real answer to this age-old question even though there have been 100’s of studies done over the years from US Davis down to top animal […]

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Cool Tips for Hot Dogs!

With the hot summer months upon us in full force it is important to remember that the heat can have serious effects on our furry family members. Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to compensate for hot weather. This results in an elevated body temperature that causes illness, organ damage or failure and, […]

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Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Barn!

Anyone who has ever owned a horse knows what beet pulp is. Beet pulp is a by-product of the sugar beet industry that is commonly used as a source of energy and fibre in horses and other farm animals. It is the fibrous component of the beets left over after processing and is commonly available in […]

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Wild Mushroom Poisoning In Dogs

It’s that time of year again when mushrooms are popping up in the parks and trails around the Comox Valley. Although this can be a fun time of year for nature lovers and mushroom pickers, it can also prove to be quite dangerous for our scavenging, canine companions.

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Huge shout out to Van Isle for being so accommodating, we had an issue with a dog getting scratched by…

Katelyn Clark

I have had only great experiences dealing with the staff here. They are all wonderful and always friendly. The Vet’s…

Mike Innis

Our experience at Van Isle Vet Hospital was fantastic!!! The admin staff were awesome to work with, so accommodating and…

The Bennett Zoo

On the day we brought home our new Maine Coon kitten, Wolfe, we brought him to Van Isle to discover…

Leanne Reardigan

There is no where else I would take out furbabies. So amazing, caring, and knowledgeable.

Dawn Elgin

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The Hazards of Summer

As the summer weather starts to make an appearance the world outside our cozy homes starts to buzz with life.

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