Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital serving the Westshore area since 1981. John Gayfer and John Basterfield started working together in 1980 at the original location near Royal Roads University. Very soon, they realized that ownership was the direction they wanted to go, and so, together they purchased Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic in 1981.
In 1988 Margaret Cairns joined the group as an associate veterinarian. It didn’t take long to realize that she was the natural fit for the ownership team. She then became the third and valuable partner.
When Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic started out it was a mixed practice, caring for both large and small animals. However, with the rapid growth in the Westshore the partners made the decision to focus small animal only.
In 1995 they made the move from the Royal Roads location to Hatley Park Plaza. Since then the practice, along with the communities it serves, has grown and blossomed into an 8 doctor team. Together they share and provide your pets with over 165 years of combined medical experience!