Dr. Sarah McTavish is our most recent veterinarian to join the team here at Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic. Having an extensive background in all things veterinary, she started as a kennel assistant in a small animal practice at the age of 13, and has worked her way up through varying positions at over a dozen practices since. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001, following the completion of a BSc in biological sciences and biochemistry. She practiced and became an owner at a small animal hospital in Southwestern Ontario, but fell in love with the island life during a trip to the West Shore in 2015. After packing her belongings (and selling both her practice and her snow shovel) she moved here to enjoy the more temperate climate, hiking trails and the relaxed way of life that Vancouver Island has to bring.