Dr. Candice Hall
Dr. Candice Hall grew up in Victoria, BC. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1994, then moved to Courtenay and joined the staff of the Courtenay Veterinary Clinic. Candice purchased the Courtenay Veterinary Clinic in May 1999.
In her spare time Candice competes internationally with her Quarter Horses, including her new stallion, Machine Made. She enjoys spending time with her dentist husband, their Border Collies, cats and horses on their farm in Black Creek.
Dr. April Chappell
Dr. April Chappell grew up in the Okanagan Valley and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2004. She then moved back to the Okanagan Valley to practice small animal medicine, and start a family.
In 2003, April and her husband with their two small boys moved to Vancouver Island, to live in the country side. She divides her time between veterinary medicine and raising boys, animals and a large garden in Merville. She loves to walk in the forest with her dogs, read, garden, and learn about astrophysics. Her current challenges include teaching her little boys to ski, and training for a trail running race series.
Suzanne, RVT & Practice Manager
Suzanne graduated as a Veterinary Technician from Thompson Rivers University in 1994. She started at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic in June 1994 and became part of the furniture. Her most rewarding moments at work is sending pets home after they have been hospitalized. Outside of work Suzanne does house reno's with her husband, reads, and entertains her 3 Entlebuchers; Emmett, Cadbury, and Tahoe.
Meghan first started working at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in 1999. She later took the Animal Health Technician program at Fairview College, graduating in 2003. After living and working in various places all over British Columbia & Alberta, she ended up back here at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic in 2013. Outside of work Meghan enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Tucker. She also has a huge passion for traveling abroad.
Pauline, Client Service Representative
Pauline was born & raised in Ontario, and after living in Alberta for 5 years she moved to Vancouver Island and never looked back. For as long as she can remember she has almost always shared her home with some type of furry, scaled, or feathered critter. Pauline graduated from the Small Animal Care Aid program at North Island College, and has been working at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic since August 2013. She currently lives in Courtenay with her husband, Gerry, and their 3 cats; Eddie, Harriet, and Molly.
Chantael, Client Service Representative
Chantael moved to Vancouver Island from Ontario, where she previously worked at a veterinary clinic for 5 years as a Veterinary Assistant. She began working at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic in April 2015, and enjoys the friendly and caring atmosphere here at the clinic. She has had a love for animals all of her life, and shares her home with her spouse, and her 3 large rescue dogs; Mac the 3 legged Husky mix, Herc the Mastiff mix, Larry the German Shepherd mix, and recently adopted kitten named Kevin. When not working at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic, you can find her enjoying the beautiful B.C landscape; hiking, camping, skiing, and kayaking.
The late Sir Simon, Previous Manager of Courtenay Veterinary Clinic Client Greetings & Treat Connoisseur
Simon was found on the side of the highway in 1998, after being hit by a car. As a young adult, he very quickly made himself at home in the clinic, sleeping in reception and greeting the clients. After we were unsuccessful in finding his previous owners, he became the full time manager of client relations. His favourite things are sleeping infront of the heat vents, and Temptations cat treats (any flavour, except Dairy & Salmon!)
March 2017: After almost 19 years, Simon has retired and is monitoring from Rainbow Bridge now. He will be greatly missed by many.