Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
I decided to start off in the veterinary field by becoming a kennel attendant for Campbell River Veterinary Hospital, in order to have a better understanding of what goes on in a veterinary clinic. I also wanted to see what role I would like to pursue as a career in the long term. I graduated from high school in January of 2018 and joined the clinic two weeks ago. I believe I am most interested in becoming a veterinary technician in the future. My first pets were two black labs and a cat. The reason I love my job, is due to the friendly environment through the hospital, the opportunity for promotion, and the time I spend my day taking care of animals. I have anyways had a passion for them. My favourite thing about Campbell River Veterinary Hospital is the amazing people who work here and our amazing clients. As soon as I began working here, all the employees made an effort to welcome me and to give me a helping hand whenever needed. They also have been teaching me a lot about hospital patient care and allowing me to help and observe when I can because they know that I am interested in someday doing what they are doing now. Our reoccurring clients have also been supportive of my training and are the friendliest people! I have had no previous training in a hospital environment, but I did work boarding at an equine training centre for many years, where I took care of and helped train many horses.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new policies:
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital