It's a sad day for all of us for to admit - we have to part ways with Dr Kaite Nichol. I'm sure those of you who know her already, will miss her as much as we will. She was a great addition to our team, but we need to wish her well on her move out of the country to be with family. You will be happy to know that she has helped us select a replacement doctor! One of her classmates from WCVM has joined us starting in September.  Welcome Dr Brianne Cantafio (pron. can-taffy-oh). Dr Cantafio graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, with a prior B.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Manitoba. Following graduation from WCVM, Dr Cantafio worked as a mixed animal practioner in Alberta. She has been settled on the Island 2017 and loving small animal practice. We think you'll love her sharp skills and loving nature.


As a hospital, we are excited to offer medical, surgical, and dental services for your pets, in a modern and friendly atmosphere. We aim to provide a relaxed environment, to minimize stress and anxiety for our patients and their families. Some design features of our hospital include handicapped accessibility, a private compassion room, large exam rooms, comfortable heated dog runs, and plenty of parking.

Our services include digital radiography, in house laboratory, digital dental radiography and a large surgical suite with orthopedic equipment. We offer a full range of services for your pet, as well as provide inhouse referrals for TPLO, vaccine titre testng, cardiology, OFA health testing, ultrasound, and endoscopy. We are also happy to arrange external referrals for opthamology, and other services as required by your pet's needs.

At Chase River Veterinary Hospital you will find friendly staff, convenient hours and ample parking. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated company!


Contact Us

  • 1151 Lawlor Road, Nanaimo BC
  • Phone: 250-591-4050
  • Hours: 8:30-5:30 7 Days a Week


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