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Cooper’s Corner

  “ Mister Golden Retriever “ – that is what I hear almost every morning when my Dad saw me.  I’m Cooper a 14-month-old Golden Retriever. You already know my crotchety brother Boomer the Jack Russell! I am going to tell you how we met.

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Newest Idea From AAHA Vet Conference

I was recently lucky enough to attend a Veterinary Conference for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in Austin, Texas.  What a great city.  I started my CE by learning that Austin is the live music capital of the world.  As soon as we got off the plane there was a small band playing in […]

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Why Do Dogs Mount Other Dogs?

  Funny thing occurred on the weekend.  My family and I were visiting my parents and we both have dogs.  They have played and tangled together for 4 years now as my dog is now 4 going on 5.  Anyhow, my golden retriever started mounting my parents Labrador retriever.  Mom says to me, “why is Kolby […]

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Pet Holiday Safety

With the jingle jangle and the bustling of Christmas preparations coming way too fast again this year, sometimes we forget about our pets and the hazards that may be associated with this festive and stressful time of year. The decorations, including tinsel, ribbon, ornaments, electrical cords, and the list goes on. They are not used […]

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OSCAR Fund Awareness

The OSCAR fund was created by the Van Isle Veterinary Hospital in Courtenay, BC who is one of our sister clinics, in honor of their very own clinic cat Oscar. OSCAR stands for Offering Subsidized Care for Animal Recovery, and was launched in 2012. The reason that the Van Isle team created the fund was because their Oscar always […]

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Cannabis has had a large change in legislation here in Canada, with human recreational usage becoming legalized in October 2018.

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