Dr. Phil Stacey started Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital in 2013. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995. His joy is animals and his passion is medicine.
Dr. Angela Frost has been the co-owner of the practice since 2013. She supports us with her many skills in all aspects of the hospital. Her main focus is dentistry and rescue work.
Dr. Meg Lainson is a well known veterinarian in our community and assists in our general practice. In her off time she enjoys scent training with her dog Lynyrd and gardening.
Carolyn has been in the veterinary industry for almost 25 years working in mixed practice and emergency. Despite only joining our team recently, she has already become an indispensable member throughout the clinic. You can find her in reception or treatment helping clients or training.
In her spare time she loves hiking with her dogs and playing with horses.
Bryn started in January 2022 as our full time receptionist and has recently accepted the position of Business Manager. When she's not here you can find her gardening, crafting or spending time with her adorable cockapoo Finn and her two cats Rue and Beau.
Zoe discovered her passion in the veterinary field and joined the team as a receptionist in June 2021. One year later she was moved into a management position, which has recently expanded to form a part of the management team. She specializes in the complex logistical side of the business, which includes: inventory control, purchasing, billing, special orders, analyzing data, product and service pricing. She still works reception when needed, and is always there to support in other areas of the clinic.
Laura was born and raised on Vancouver Island and joined our team in 2020. She has a tremendous work ethic, a great sense of humor and has been a fabulous addition to the practice. In her spare time she enjoys playing baseball and fishing!
Angelica has been in the industry for about 6 years now. Angelica has worked abroad in both Australia and New Zealand over the years and enjoys expanding her knowledge in different settings. She spent three years working in emergency clinics in Vancouver before moving to the island. She is knowledgeable, caring, loyal and loves all animals big and small. In her spare time she likes going to the beach, hiking and hanging out with her three cats, Romeo, Theodore and Sebastian.
April knocked on our door when she was 13 yrs old during our grand opening with a hopeful look and a resume. She was told to come back in a year if she was still interested. Apparently she was because she's still here after 9 years and working towards becoming a veterinarian. Obviously we are going to keep her!
Rose moved here from Calgary about 3 years ago. Since then she has been loving the island life exploring with her best canine friend Louis. She has been with our team since December 2023 and when she's not in the back assisting the Doctors you can find her at the beach either reading or scuba diving!
Jordan started in February 2023. She has lived in 5 countries and is originally from England. She always greets our client's with a cheerful smile and kind ways. If she's not busy multitasking in reception you can always find her assisting Doctors. and patients in treatment. Her heart belongs to her two cats Harry and Desmond.
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Shannon joined our team in November 2022
and has has been a huge asset to our team. In January she leaves for Alberta to continue her education in the Veterinary Technician field. Miss Holly is her beautiful canine friend who keeps her busy on the weekends. We are all going to miss her!
Katie came to us in 2022 she has many responsibilities as an exam room assistant. She supports the Drs, reception and the treatment area and keeps the flow of the clinic running smoothly. Her friendly nature keeps our clients and patients at ease. She started off with her One-eyed Ginger cat, Toby, and has now grown her fur family into a family of four with Sadie, Kelso and Wally.
Victoria joined our team at the beginning of January 2024. Although she hasn't been with us for very long she has brought so much to this clinic with her kind ways and positive energy. She has been working in the veterinary industry as a vet assistant since 2020 and in her spare time she loves to hike with her dog Nova and snuggle with her two kitties jiggy and mimi.
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