Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic

540 Lower Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2P6


Our Staff



Kim McIntyre - Director of Medical Services/ Veterinary Technician in Training

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. Currently she is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician through Thompson Rivers University Distance Program. When not at the clinic, she spends time with her family, her dog Teddy, her cats Brown-Pink 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.




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Janet - Veterinary Technician

Janet has many years of diverse experience in a number of animal care situations. Much of that has been in small and mixed animal practices, with a sprinkling of work in microbiology, as well as postmortem government labs to round out her portfolio.

Janet's love for animals began with her beloved childhood pets. In college she pursued her training as a Veterinary Technician. Later, she delighted in raising her three children on a hobby farm in rural Ontario. 

Moving west in 2007, Janet continued to work in the field of veterinary care. Sharing her hillside home on Salt Spring with Roland, much of her spare time is spent caring for her numerous and much loved animals.

Janet's wee menagerie currently includes a variety of breeds of chickens, alpacas, goats, a sheep, pot belly pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises, two Boston Terriers and a kitten!

As well, Janet grows a big garden and enjoys beach combing and creating wood crafts - with of course, precious time taken to visit her growing family of grandchildre!


Jen - Veterinary Reception and Social Media Queen

Jen has been surrounded by animals her entire life.  She worked at the Metro Toronto Zoo in the 80's and owned a successful Pet Sitting business in the 90's until she moved to Salt Spring in 2001.  Once on the rock with the largest number of artists per capita she focused on her photography for many years.  She has now returned to her first love!  Spending each day helping to care for animals and their people companions and striving to learn all she can about preventative veterinary medicine.  Jen, her husband Andrew and their daughter Emma are thrilled to have been adopted by Alice the chihuahua and are foster parents to SPCA kittens.

Devin - Veterinary Assistant

Former adventure guide of the Canadian wilds and photographer extraordinaire Devin moved to Salt Spring in the winter of 2017 after a 3 day visit the previous summer. Having grown up in Ontario and spending several years bouncing around the mountain towns of the Rockies he was looking for a quiet place to get back to basics where he wouldn't have  to worry about shoveling snow ever again. While it was the diverse ecology that initially drew him here, the kind people and easy going atmosphere that will keep him here for years to come. 
A life on the road has kept Devin from having any pets of his own for some time now. But that just means he has a lifetime of built up compassion and energy to help care for your furry friends. 

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Lorraine - Veterinary Receptionist

Karen - Veterinary Assistant

Karen and her husband, Gerald moved to Salt Spring Island just in time for the great snowfall of ‘96.    In the intervening years, they raised their three children along with a large menagerie of pets including guinea pigs, turtles, dogs, cats, countless goldfish,  a few horses and a gecko.

After 18 years of self employment, Karen is pursuing her passion for animals with this next chapter.  She has a fondness for rescue animals and has 4 former feral cats now residing in her home.

Evelyn - Veterinary Assistant


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!

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Miki - Office Administrator

Christo Snyman:

Christo is our jack of all trades.   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. 

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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!!!