About Us

By sharing our knowledge and clinical experience, we aim to enable our clients to make informed decisions. Emergency service is provided by Comox Valley Animal Hospital veterinarians and a network of local veterinarians. When you call the hospital after hours, you will be able to talk with someone who can immediately connect you with a veterinarian.

Comox Valley Animal Hospital Offers the Following Services:

  • wellness exams and vaccinations
  • nutritional consultation
  • reproduction
  • dentistry
  • ultrasonography
  • behavioral consultation
  • medicine and surgery
  • endoscopy
  • dermatology including allergy testing
  • spaying and neutering
  • house calls
  • digital radiology
  • ophthalmology
  • in-clinic laboratory blood analysis

Veterinarians

We host a team of three veterinarians who are devoted to helping animals. Together, Drs. MacDonald, Edgell and Briggs have over 40 years of experience and offer a wide range of medical, surgical, and preventive services.

Dr. David MacDonald

Dr. David MacDonald grew up in Nova Scotia then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, obtaining his DVM in 1998. Dr. MacDonald began his career in mixed animal practice and continues to enjoy treating small ruminants and horses. Dr Dave has a special interest in surgery, including orthopedic procedures and also provides regular veterinary services to the remote community of Gold River. Outside of work he enjoys raising sheep on his farm and riding his horses with his wife Dr Edgell.

Dr. Sacha Edgell

Dr Edgell, also a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, has a special interests in diagnostic ultrasound, looking after critically ill patients and helping pet owners better understand their animal companions. Outside of work Dr Edgell spends time with her animals including Shroo the blue heeler, Pancho the donkey, and her horses. Dr Edgell particulary enjoys competing in endurance riding on her horses Gabby and Katie.

Dr. Faye Briggs

Dr Faye Briggs grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000. After moving to the Comox Valley in 2009 she joined the team at Comox Valley Animal Hospital. Dr Briggs is a devoted cat aficionado. Her black cat, Gordon, graciously allows Dr Briggs’ two Rottweilers, Goliath and Secura, to share his home.

Support Staff

Sophia

Receptionist

Marianne

Veterinary Assistant & 
Animal Nurse

Kaylene

Receptionist & Assistant

Miriam

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kelly

Assistant & Technician in Training

Pam

Receptionist

Amy

Registered Animal Health Technician

Vannesa

Receptionist