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 been with us for over four years now, and has too many favourite patients to count. She likes large dogs, small cats and everything in between! You’ll see Taelon at the front desk, but she also works behind the scenes taking direct care of your pets.

Our Veterinary Assistant


Chelsea is graduate of the Animal Care Aide program at VIU and soon hopes to be enrolled in the Animal Health Technicians program through Thompson River University in Kelowna. At home, Chelsea cares for her 3 legged, senior cat Roamer as well as her large breed dog, Buddy. Chelsea appreciates a good joke, a big dog, and a sassy cat. She spends most of her time in the treatment area with Dr. Brown but if you catch her at the front desk be sure to say hello!

Our Receptionist


You’ll see Sarah at the front desk!