Our Team

Our Veterinary Staff Cares for Your Pets in Nanaimo

Learn more about the caring staff at our small animal veterinary hospital in Nanaimo. Trust your pet to our Nanaimo vets, with years of experience in all vet services for cats and dogs. You know you’re in great pet care at Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital.

Our Veterinarian


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.

She is an active member of the Nanaimo Kennel Club teaching rally obedience and taking classes with her three Standard Poodles and is also involved with the Zonta Club of Nanaimo, an International service club and occasionally takes time off work to participate in service events or competitions with her dogs.

Our Manager


Jasmine came to us in December of 2015 and has been a vital part of the team ever since. When she's not supervising the veterinarian in their shared office, she's making sure the team is always focused on improving quality of life. Her quality of life, specifically.

Our Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant


Taelon graduated from the Animal Care Aide program at VIU and went straight to the work she loves. She likes large dogs and small cats.

Our Veterinary Assistant


Chelsea is a graduate of the Animal Care Aide program at VIU. She enjoys a good joke, a good dog, and a sassy cat.

Our Receptionist


You'll see Sarah at the front desk!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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9:00 AM-4:00 PM