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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 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.

Suzanne, RVT 

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.

Kelly, RVT

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, CSR

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.

Dr. Kelsey Cunningham, VET

Lindsay, CSR

Katie, CSR

Taylor CSR, Tech Assistant

Marlene CSR/Tech Assistant and Miriam VT

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

  • X-rays

  • Dentistry, teeth cleaning and extractions

  • Vaccinations

  • Surgeries

  • 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!


Courtenay Veterinary Clinic
1380 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC

V9N 2K4


Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday and Stat Holidays: Closed

Emergency care during daytime hours is available by appointment. After hours emergencies please call 250-338-7721. You will be provided information for receiving care for your pet.


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