Courtenay Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality and reliable veterinary care since 1977 but moved to the current location 11 years ago. 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 24-hour emergency care 7 days a week, by appointment, through our shared call group of local veterinarians. Emergency care: Call 250-338-7721. If you call when the clinic is closed, your call will be forwarded to an after-hours veterinarian from our call group who will assist you and answer questions. We look forward to caring for your pets and meeting you soon!
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 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 countryside. She divides her time between veterinary medicine and raising boys, animals, and a large garden in Merville. She likes to hike in the forest with her dog. Additionally she enjoys reading, gardening, and camping with her family. Her current challenge is homeschooling her boys.
Suzanne jokingly refers to herself as furniture as she has been with the clinic for 25 years, including the last 8 as a co-owner. When not at work, Suzanne can often be found walking her 3 crazy cattle dogs, or competing in agility. She enjoys camping, boating, walking, reading, and spending time with friends.
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, Summit. She also has a huge passion for traveling abroad. She has a special love for Central America, in particular, Guatemala.
Kelly is owned by 2 cats, Moose and Willis. Kelly graduated from Thompson Rivers University Distance in 2017. She has been working in the Veterinary industry since 2012. Kelly is getting married in mid-August and enjoys time spent with her fiance playing Volleyball, target practice, camping, the beach, the river and sharing a good meal.
Pauline was born and 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. Pauline and her husband, Gerry, live in Courtenay with their 2 cats, one of whom was a kitten we raised here at the clinic. Pauline enjoys travelling and reading and a great glass of wine.
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 the best and most compassionate pet care possible – always aspiring to exceed our clients' expectations.
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 and CardioPet surgeries. We routinely offer surgeries, including ovariohysterectomies (spays), neuters, caesarian sections, orthopedics, bladder stone removals, foreign body removals and exploratory surgeries. Additionally, we offer digital radiography, Cardiopet ECGS, and surgeries.
Rayne Clinical Nutrition
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!