Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic

540 Lower Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2P6


Our Staff



Kim McIntyre - Director of Administration

Kim grew up on Salt Spring Island and through numerous career paths and life experiences she has found her passion in veterinary medicine. She loves her job and truly appreciates that all of the skills she has acquired over her lifetime are put to use in her position at the clinic. When not at the clinic, she spends time with her family, her dogs Teddy and Coell, her cats Brown-Pink, Smokey and Ember, her chickens, her feisty mare Tara and her cheeky miniature horse Buddy!  She loves practicing horsemanship and developing herself to the best of her abilities. Her most favorite place is on the back of her horse in the wilderness with the sun on her back.

Jesse Stepaniuk - Receptionist 

Jesse Stepaniuk was born and raised on Saltspring island and, after completing a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Grant MacEwan in Edmonton, is happy to be home. Jesse has been volunteering with animals since 2008 and is thrilled to have found an employment opportunity that allows her to pursue her passion for animals! Her other position at the clinic is 'Chief Animal Cuddler'!



Kim Jackson - Director of Medical Services / Veterinary Technician

Kimmy grew up in England, but went to school in Ontario, and finally saw the light on the west coast of Canada when she did a wild life internship here.  After finishing a technician internship at Canada West Veterinary Specialists,   Kimmy moved here in spring 2015 with her 2 skinny guineas and a rambunctious lab named Molly. She has settled into island life loving her killer whale sightings and morning yummies from Embe bakery. 

Update! Dennis is a new addition to Kimmy's family - a handsome tabby cat - Dennis is also a blood donor for when other cats need a blood transfusion

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Janet - Veterinary Technician

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Bronwynn - Deputy Director of Public Contact/ Veterinary Assistant

Lindsey - Vet Assistant and Dog Groomer Apprentice


Terry Fuoco - Veterinary Assistant 

Terry comes into help when we need an extra hand - You'll find her professional caring help a pleasure to have.  She has 2 adorable cats at home that get all her attention!

Christo Snyman:

Christo is our jack of all trades and he also is a dog groomer.   He is always ready to lend a helping hand and say hi to the animals!  Ask him about his previous career as a safari guide in South Africa. 

 Photo Coming Soon!

Charlotte  - cleaner

Charlotte is our behind the scenes helper cleaning our clinic and making sure we start the day with a fresh clean slate!

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Carlie - cleaner

Carlie is also our behind the scenes helper cleaning our clinic!


If you're lucky once in a while you might meet a small smiley face at the clinic as Zeena much prefers the cushier lifestyle of being a couch or chair hog!!!