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Runaway Pets: What to Do to Ensure Your Pet Makes It Home!

Losing a pet can be a traumatic event for you and your family. Prevention is better than reaction: protect your pet with a tattoo, microchip and a name tag.

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Beach Safety Tips for Your Pet

Ah, summer… we are in the full peak of summer here in the Comox Valley and what better way to beat the heat them a frolic at the beach!

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“Learning” to Relax!

Having friends and family over is typically a happy, enjoyable time. However, this isn’t always the case for our 4-legged companions. Whether it be for a casual dinner party with the neighbours or an evening of games and celebration; in some households, our pet’s anxious (and often undesirable) behaviour can turn a fulfilled evening into […]

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What is the Deal with Anal Glands?

Based on the name alone, anal sacs (more commonly known as anal glands) may not be something you want to know much about. But at some point, in most dogs’ lives (and some cat’s), they may need their anal sacs expressed. So as pet owners it is a good idea to have a general knowledge […]

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Winter Weather Blues

With shorter days, colder weather, and lots of rain in the Comox Valley, it is easy to fall into a winter slump when it comes to staying physically active, and mentally sharp. Although some dogs may not mind the blustery weather, it can make exercising less than enjoyable and may leave our pets, and even […]

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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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