Dr. Sarah McTavish

Veterinarian/Associate, DVM

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.

Dr. McTavish was accompanied through her 5000 km journey across the country by her rambunctious and slightly crazy black Labrador Violet.  Her “special needs” feline duo also joined her – Omar, who was left deaf after a severe ear mite infection as a kitten, and Gink, her hindlimb amputee cat who still manages to jump on the kitchen counters.
Although she enjoys all aspects of clinical practice, Dr. McTavish has a special interest in internal and emergency medicine, and also loves finding new ways to incorporate technology into veterinary practice.

Welcome to Juan De Fuca Veterinary Clinic

Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Victoria, BC . The professional and courteous support team at Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic seek to provide the best dental care for their highly-valued...


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Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 5:00pm
SundayClosed