What to Expect


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. We are open for scheduled appointments from:

  • Monday and Friday: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am – 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Prior to Your Initial Visit

When you call to make an appointment our Receptionists will gather your contact information and pet information over the phone to get you quickly set up into our system. If you have records at a prior veterinary clinic or hospital, please let our reception team know and they can have them emailed to us and ready for your appointment.

We value the time we spend with our clients and their pets and want to make sure that everyone is well taken care of when they come to visit us. Appointments on average are set for 15-30 minutes unless it is an illness or dermatology case which is scheduled for an extended examination of 45-60 minutes.

We will do our best to make sure you are brought into an examination room as soon as we have one available. Our goal is to make sure all of our patients are seen on time, but there will be times the occasional unexpected delay due to an emergency or because we are providing care for a patient that needs a little more time. Please accept our apologies should this occur, and understand that the same dedication and courtesy will be provided to your pet should they ever need it.

On the Day of Your Visit

  • Please be sure to bring with any additional medical records you wish for the doctor to review during your visit as well as a list of questions that you might have about your pet’s health.
  • For the safety and to minimize stress, all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.  If you do not have a cat carrier, we have loaner crates available.
  • If your pet is on medication please continue their normal medication schedule and then bring all the medications with you to the appointment.

When You Arrive

Our goal is a fear free/stress free visit for all of our patients.  To minimize noise and congestion in the reception area we request that pets waiting for an appointment remain in the vehicle (when weather is mild) or out on our lovely grassy area in the central parking lot.  Pets are happiest with their people and we want to make every visit as stress free as possible.

When waiting in the reception area – we ask that all pets be in a carrier or on a leash.  Please be mindful of “pets visiting each other”.  While your pet may be friendly and outgoing – some pets are not comfortable being social or are too stressed due to illness.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Upon arrival please check in with one of our helpful Receptionists who will:

  • confirm all your contact information/complete new client forms
  • discuss Puppy/Kitten Health Packages (if applicable)
  • prepare insurance claim forms
  • note any additional questions you may have for the doctor
  • weigh your pet

You will then be greeted by a doctor, who will direct you to one of our comfortable exam rooms. Your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination and obtain a complete history to evaluate your pet’s condition. The doctor may also recommend diagnostic testing to better gauge a treatment suited for your pet. Any recommended diagnostics tests (i.e. blood work) and treatments are usually performed in one of our treatment rooms. Once they have gathered all the necessary information, they will review the treatment plans and pricing for your pets care now and in the future.

When the veterinary consultation is complete, you’ll go back to our front reception area where your billing and future appointment bookings will be handled.

Depending on the reason for your visit, you may expect a follow-up call from one of our registered veterinary technicians to get an update on how your pet has been doing since their visit.
Over all what you should expect from us is our highest level of compassion, integrity and expertise.

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 your special pets with all their dental care needs.

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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

Veterinarians on site and available for appointments:
Monday and Friday - 9am to noon, 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday-Thursday - 9am to noon, 2pm to 8pm
Saturday - 9am to noon, 2pm to 4pm