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About Courtenay Veterinary Clinic

Courtenay Veterinary Clinic opened in 1977 and we have been helping you care for your pets in our current location since 2008. Candice and Suzanne began working together in June 1994, and became business partners in 2012. Our team now includes an associate veterinarian, 2 Veterinary Technicians and 3 Customer Service Representatives.


Located in the heart of Courtenay, BC, we offer emergency care by appointment; call 250-338-7721 . If you call when the clinic is closed, you will be instructed how to proceed via our recorded voicemail.  We look forward to caring for your pets and meeting you soon!

Our Staff

Dr. Candice Hall

Dr. Candice Hall, DVM

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 stallion, Machine Made. She enjoys spending time with her dentist husband, their Border Collies, cats and horses on their farm in Black Creek.

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Dr. Kelsey Cunningham, DVM

Dr. Kelsey Cunningham has been working in the veterinary industry for over 18 years, starting out as a veterinary assistant before completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria before graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Kelsey has a young family with her partner, Allan and when not running her 2 children around to various activities, she likes to spend time with her two dogs, Raven and Blue, as well as her three cats, Tom, Jerry and Jack. 

Kelsey is a mountain biking enthusiast and enjoys hiking and beach days with her family and dogs in her free time.


Kelly, RVT

Kelly is owned by 2 cats, Smitty and Phyllis. Kelly graduated from Thompson Rivers University Distance in 2017. Kelly enjoys time spent eating snacks, watching movie marathons with her husband, and taking too many photos of her fluffy handsome Smitty kitty and the she-demon Phyllis.


Miriam, AHT

Miriam was raised in the Fraser Valley and attended the Animal Health Technology program at Douglas College, graduating in 2010. Through experience at various large practices, she realized a true passion for emergent care, radiology, and orthopedic procedures. 

In 2014 Miriam made the move to the Comox Valley where she continued her love of veterinary medicine. In the valley, Miriam enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with good friends over great, local food. 


Suzanne, RV

Suzanne jokingly refers to herself as furniture as she has been with the clinic for 29 years, including the last 10 as a co-owner. When not at work, Suzanne can often be found walking her 4 crazy cattle dogs, or competing in agility. She enjoys camping, boating, walking, reading, and spending time with friends.


Kaitlyn, CSR/Tech Assistant

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Campbell River and has had a love for animals from a young age. In 2019 she graduated from North Island College as an animal care aid and started her career. Kaitlyn plans to go to Veterinary Technician school to further educate herself in the veterinary field. Kaitlyn has 2 animals, a Great Pyrenees named Russell and a cat named Walden. She enjoys being outdoors, and activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.


Enya, CSR
Enya is new to the area, coming from a large cattle ranch up North. She is pursuing her goals in the animal field by gaining her veterinary assistant's diploma. Enya enjoys snowboarding, horseback riding, loud cars and has dreams of opening a large animal sanctuary.


Lindsay, CSR

Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Lindsay spent many years in Jasper Alberta before returning to raise her family. Her 4 girls keep Lindsay and her husband very busy with rugby, biking, and being outdoors.


Marlene CSR/Tech Assistant

Marlene moved to the island just over 10 years ago with her husband. She quickly fell in love with the German Shepherd breed and now owns a German Shepherd named Thomas that she has started scent training. Marlene enjoys walking on the beach and spending time with her family.


Melaina, CSR

Melaina has always been an animal lover and owns two horses named Chevy and Jack, a cat named Hunter, and a bunny named Tim Bit. Melaina is planning on going to school to become a Veterinary Technician in the future. In her free time, she can be found outside working with her horses, and competing in dressage and show jumping on the weekends.


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 in front 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.


We will provide our clients and their pets with excellent care and diagnostic services along with progressive medical and surgical choices. We will continue to stay current on the latest in veterinary medicine and invest in the latest technology so we can provide modern compassionate pet care  – always aspiring to exceed our clients' expectations.

Our Services

Our range of services includes:

Annual wellness exams

In-house blood work


Dentistry, teeth cleaning and extractions



External parasite prevention and control,including fleas and ticks

Prescription diet sales

For internal parasite treatment and control, ask for more information


The team at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic can help you in a variety of ways, including:

Wellness Examinations, Vaccinations, Prescription Diets, and Flea and Tick Prevention


Medical: The team at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic provides a range of medical and other comprehensive on-site diagnostic services with an Idexx laboratory system. We also offer digital radiography, CardioPet, ECGs and surgeries. We routinely offer surgeries, including ovariohysterectomies (spays), neuters, caesarian sections, bladder stone removals, foreign body removals and exploratory surgeries.


Nutrition: Get in touch with us for nutritional counselling services, prescription diets and supplements. 


Dental Health: The team at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic offers comprehensive oral health exams, digital dental radiographs, ultrasonic scaling and hand scaling, as well as polishing and extractions when required. We also offer referral to board certified Veterinary Dentists when required.

Call us to learn more!

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