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Welcome to Departure Bay Veterinary Hosp
Your Veterinarian in Nanaimo BC

Call us at (250) 758-1162
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (250) 758-1162!

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If you live in Nanaimo or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Carole Ann Brown is a licensed BC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Departure Bay Veterinary Hosp is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Carole Ann Brown has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Nanaimo veterinarian.

As veterinarians in Nanaimo, BC, the goal of every staff member of Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital is to help your pet live a long and happy life. We serve small animals, dogs and cats included, and their human companions from Nanaimo and surrounding areas with a range of veterinary services from first vaccinations to care for senior pets.

Routine Surgeries & Medical Surgical Care

Spaying or neutering for cats and dogs are two of the routine veterinary surgeries performed at Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital. We also provide surgeries for medical conditions and wound repairs.

If your pet has an emergency injury or illness, we can refer you to other veterinarians in Nanaimo,BC that offer after-hours emergency services.

Pet Foods & Products

Providing your cat or dog with good pet nutrition and guarding them against parasites is also part of being a thoughtful pet owner. Visit our veterinarians in Nanaimo, BC for quality prescription pet foods and pet care products.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (250) 758-1162 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Nanaimo veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Nanaimo pet owners.

At Departure Bay Veterinary Hosp, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Carole Ann Brown
Nanaimo Veterinarian | Departure Bay Veterinary Hosp | (250) 758-1162

101-3128 Barons Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 4B5

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet The Staff

Learn more about our friendly staff

  • Dr. Carole Ann Brown

    Dr. Brown graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1991. After a few years of working at a large veterinary hospital in Northern Ontario, she relocated to Ottawa and worked in one of the 24 hour hospitals there, providing emergency care as well as day to day routine veterinary care. In 1998 she moved to Nanaimo to take advantage of our beautiful weather and has worked at Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital ever since and purchased it in 2006.

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Testimonials

What our clients say about us

  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    The Miller Family
  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya and “Lola”