Dr. Chris Collis
Dr. Collis graduated in 1989 from the Ontario Veterinary College and took his first veterinary job on Vancouver Island. After working in a variety of positions, he established Glenview Animal Hospital in 1995 and Eagle Rise Animal Hospital in 2010. He has enjoyed the day-to-day challenges of companion animal medicine, though these days he focuses mostly on practice management and supporting the veterinarians and staff to enhance their knowledge & skills. When not engaged with the practices, Chris spends his time with his wife, two daughters, his dog, Gia and traveling as a family internationally whenever time allows.
Dr. Hannahbess Thomson-Laing
Hannahbess is originally from the South Island of New Zealand, where she grew up on a small family farm with a menagerie of large and small animals. She graduated from Massey University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduating she pursued a career in mixed animal practice for 4 years before making the big leap across the Pacific to practice in Victoria.
In her spare time, Hannahbess is a keen rock climber and runner, and dabbles in mountain biking. She also enjoys a variety of dance, and is currently doing salsa and swing dancing.
Hannahbess currently works at both Glenview Animal Hospital and Eagle Rise Animal Hospital. She is thoroughly enjoying her move to Victoria and looks forward to meeting your furry, feathered and scaled family.
Dr Laura Jenkins
Laura obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at UVIC in 2012 and then went on to graduate from the UCD School of Veterinary medicine in Dublin, Ireland in 2016. Since then she has been practicing at Eagle Rise and Glenview Animal Hospitals and is thrilled to provide care for a large variety of pets.
An islander at heart, Laura grew up in Parksville and enjoyed a career as a professional ballet dancer before delving into the veterinary world. You may see her still in ballet classes from time to time but her passion these days is helping your pets live their best lives. Laura lives with her kitty, Stella, who is generally sweet but exercises her ‘right’ to be quite feisty on a regular basis.
Dr Kathryn Ash
Dr. Kathryn Ash recently joined the Eagle Rise / Glenview family.
Dr. Ash graduated from the the University of Melbourne in 2016. Although she attended veterinary school in Australia, her family and roots are from the other great big Canadian Island, the one on the East Coast, Newfoundland.
She also enjoys hiking, downhill skiing, skating, soccer and travel.
Dr. Michele Martin
Dr. Martin graduated in 2000 from the Ontario Veterinary College after an earlier life in the financial field. Her passion for the pursuit of excellence in veterinary practice as well as applying her multitude of academic skills had her completing her Ph.D. in the immune response to breast cancer in women through the Deeley Research Centre and the University of Victoria in 2010. She can be found practicing veterinary medicine at Glenview & Eagle Rise Animal Hospitals and is the Veterinary Director at the University of Victoria, involved in clinical veterinary medicine and the teaching of medical students.
Michele is married and has three furry children, Jack, Rudy and Cate, three bouncy Border Collies. In her spare time, Michele likes to hike with her husband and dogs, work in her garden, and read.
Dr. Doone Watson
Dr. Doone Watson graduated from The Ontario Veterinary College in 1982 and started her career in Prince George, BC. Since then she has enjoyed the full range of opportunities found in the veterinary field. She undertook additional training in parasitology and immunology in Guelph and Calgary, worked as a temporary fill-in veterinarian in which included a year at the Calgary Zoo, and then spent six happy years at Elbow Valley Pet Hospital in Calgary. She then followed her husband to the Middle East for 5 years where she had some of her most interesting years, working as the private vet for a Saudi prince, looking after local pets and working with endurance horses. After returning to Canada she continued working as a small animal vet part time and took a position developing the Veterinary Assistant program at Robertson College. Recently Doone returned to BC, joining the veterinary team at Glenview and Eagle Rise Animal Hospitals. She is thrilled to be living in the Highlands with her husband, and cat Tucker. In her free time Doone and her husband share a passion for ultra running, hiking and travel.