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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 Receptionist/Assistant


Aprielle: We will miss her while she is gone on maternity leave, expected to return in summer 2017.

Our Receptionist/Assistant


Kelsey is a veterinary assistant returning to Nanaimo after being in Alberta for a few years. Kelsey has two dogs and hopes to expand the family soon.

Our Veterinary Assistant


Jenelle has been a veterinary assistant with us for the summer and waiting to hear about acceptance to veterinary college.

Our Veterinary Assistant


Hannah is a veterinary assistant who lives with a menagerie of pets.

Our Front Desk


Taelon is our receptionist/ACA. She graduated from the Animal Care Aide program at VIU, and likes large dogs and small cats.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


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8:00 AM-5:00 PM


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8:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-4:00 PM