We are pleased to offer experienced veterinary care in our locally owned and operated, community focused, companion animal practice. We understand that every client, both pets and owners, are individuals. We look forward to meeting the unique needs of both pets and their people.
PREVENTION AND COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS CARE
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY
Yearly examinations, puppy and kitten, through Senior
Vaccinations and Titres
Spay and neuter
Soft tissue surgery
Antiparasitic protocols based on your pets lifestyle and adjusted to your individual needs
On-site Digital Radiology
Referral to specialists as required
#5-161 Fern Rd W
Qualicum Beach, BC
HOURS OF BUSINESS
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr Laurie Weber
Dr Laurie Weber was raised in Calgary and has always had a love for animals. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology at The University of Calgary in 1988. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with Distinction, from Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1992. Laurie enjoys all aspects of health care, including medicine and soft tissue surgery, and has a special interest in dermatology, having completed a Masters course in Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians in 2011 through Massey University in New Zealand. Laurie also enjoys developing relationships with both people and their pets.
After graduating Laurie spent time working first in Saskatoon, followed by several years in Kelowna before returning to Calgary. She spent the next two decades raising her daughters and multiple fur kids while employed at a variety of Calgary small animal clinics. Although Calgary has been home for many years Laurie jumped at the opportunity to resettle in the small, intimate community of Qualicum Beach. When not working, Laurie can be found with Wren, her Flat Coated Retriever, exploring the lovely areas near her home, while searching for new subjects to paint. Laurie also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Dr Amie McCarthy
Dr. Amie McCarthy grew up in the States and recently relocated to Vancouver Island. She attended Colorado State University where she completed her undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Upon graduation from CSU in 2018, Amie worked as a mixed animal practitioner for 5 years before moving to Vancouver Island.
Dr. Amie’s focus in veterinary medicine is working with you, as a team, to create a comprehensive health plan to help your pet live a long, full, happy life. She believes going to the vet shouldn’t be a scary adventure for your pet, or yourself. She enjoys using Fear Free tactics with dogs and cats that may be overly frightened, or have been deemed aggressive. Sometimes our critters need a little extra time and space to gain trust and relax in the clinic setting. Dr. Amie’s other interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, ultrasonography, behavior consults and working with rescues. Her favorite
breed is rescue! Amie feels strongly about reducing the unwanted pet populations through spaying and neutering and breaking stereotypes that rescue animals have something wrong with them. She has a particularly soft spot for Pit Bulls and other Bully breeds. Make sure to bring yours by to meet her!
Amie moved with her husband, Carl, and 3 rescue dogs Bradley, Walter and Tootsie. Amie and Carl have been enjoying all the wonderful things Vancouver Island has to offer. You may find them exploring the trails and beaches with their pups, trying new restaurants and food trucks (definite foodies!) or out at a farmer’s market. When at home, she is recently trying her hand at an herb and vegetable garden. We’ll let you know how that goes…….
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Kristyn is a Registered Veterinary Technician and joined the team at Mid-Isle in spring of 2023. She graduated from Thompson River University in 2012 with a diploma in Animal Health Technology. After graduating she moved to Victoria where she worked as an RVT in small animal general practice before relocating to Qualicum Beach.
Kristyn believes the veterinary experience should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible for both the pets and their people. On top of enjoying the technical aspects of her career, she enjoys fostering relationships with clients - they are a part of their pet’s health care team too.
In her spare time Kristyn can be found spending time outside, testing new recipes or curled up with her cat and a good book.
Karen was born and raised in Qualicum Beach.
She came to us from a career in pharmacy after deciding she needed a change, she’s always had a love for animals so veterinary medicine was a perfect fit!
She’s a mother of 2, cats not children, and spends most of her time up in her cabin in the woods with them. When she does venture down from her mountain she can be found perusing local bookstores, exploring trails, and saying hi to every single animal she comes across (with permission of course).
Interested in joining our team?
Send your resume to midIslevet@shaw.ca
Registered Veterinary Technologist/Owner
Darcie lived in Saskatoon, then moved with her family to an acreage just outside of Calgary as a young child. Life on the acreage included caring for cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks, and taking part in the 4H program. Her passion for animals led her to completion of the Animal Health Technologist program at Olds College. After graduation in 1996, she began working in Calgary clinics caring for, and gaining experience in treating wildlife, exotic animals, and small animals. She has volunteered with the Alberta Animal Task Force, Calgary Humane Society, ARF Rescue and Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. She has a special interest in animal welfare, spay and neuter initiatives, and anesthesia and nutrition.
In her spare time, Darcie enjoys her fur and feather family of 2 rescue dogs, Izzy and Kira, 3 rescue cats Hughie, Milo, and Joey, 2 parrots (Eclectus), Oliver and Dora, and Moe, her 24 year old Mourning Dove, another rescue. They all get along together! She, the dogs, and Oliver (in his parrot backpack) enjoy discovering the beautiful pathways around Qualicum/Parksville area, and she can often be found at the local garden nurseries looking for new plants for her garden.
It has been her dream to move to the Island and own a vet clinic for many years and when the opportunity came to do both , she jumped at the chance. She hopes this will allow her to serve the community and the animals living in it with compassion and kindness for many years to come.
Dr Dave Brace
Dr. Dave Brace comes to us with 30 years of experience as a small animal Veterinarian. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, then spent much of his career as an owner of a small animal veterinary clinic in Canmore, AB. His love of the ocean and boats brought him to Vancouver Island and he hasn’t looked back since. He is now enjoying a good balance of boating (with his chiweenie by his side) and veterinary medicine!
Dr Dave has a passion for internal medicine and ultrasound and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the more complicated cases. He treats every animal like his own and has a soft spot for the small dogs that need a little extra TLC. He strongly believes that all animals should be given the best life possible and has been heavily involved with rescue organizations. He played a big role in helping with the many dogs displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the terrible aftermath.
When Dr. Dave is not on the water, you can find him exploring the hiking trails, visiting the local coffee shops and visiting with friends.
Kyara graduated from the Animal Care Aide Program through Stratford Career Institute in 2021 then began working with the Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital. You will most often find her in the back cuddling and calming down the scared animals, they typically end up laying in her lap, even the 100lb ones!!
Kyara was raised in Port McNeill and spent her childhood riding horses, exploring the outdoors with her border collie, and volunteering at the Marble River Hatchery. She currently resides in the Comox valley and enjoys camping or kayaking with her pomeranian cross, Kenai
Meet Lauren, the welcoming face you encounter at Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital. With nearly a decade of experience as a veterinary receptionist, she has passionately served communities in Toronto and now here in Qualicum Beach.
Lauren's love for animals, especially dogs, radiates through her work, creating a comforting environment for all our four-legged patients and their human companions. She shares a close bond with her rescue pup, Wolf, who brings a special kind of joy to all who meet her.
Away from the front desk, you'll often find Lauren enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their young son, hoping to see her very first whale! Lauren looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit to our clinic.