NIGEL BASS, BSc, DVM, MRCVS
Nigel qualified from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, having earned a degree in biology from the University of Victoria. He was in mixed practice in Quesnel for two years and then moved to Calgary. Nigel and Jenni were married in 1996 (a vet school romance) and for two years Nigel worked at Calgary North Veterinary Hospital, a 25 veterinarian hospital. In 1997, Nigel and Jenni moved to England with all their savings and five suitcases. Having spent the savings, Nigel began work in a small animal hospital in Gloucester, England, where he was head of the Small Animal Medicine Department. In September 2000, Nigel and Jenni returned to Victoria, with seven suitcases, 1/3 of a shipping container, two children, a parrot and four tortoises. Nigel’s interests include canine reproduction and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. His favorite part of the job, however is being paid to play with puppies.
Ali joined the Sidney Animal Hospital reception staff in the winter of 2012. She came to us with a few previous years working in the veterinary field. She loves all animals especially her little Chihuahua mix “Lily”. She enjoys traveling the world, and spends most of her spare time outdoors.
Katie joined the Sidney Animal Hospital staff in the summer of 2014. She keeps busy with her horse, chickens and two dogs, enjoying the best of BC, camping and dirt biking. Katie has taken the Vet Assistant program and is working towards becoming a registered Animal Health Technician in the future.
KIM BEARE, BSc, DVM
Kim graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2004, after having completed a degree in animal biology from the University of British Columbia. She was quick to move back to British Columbia after graduation and began practicing as a mixed animal veterinarian in Sooke. Kim started working at the Sidney Animal Hospital in 2007. She enjoys treating both our canine and feline patients. At home, Kim has three sons, two cats and a lab cross. in her spare time she enjoys training for triathlons, hiking and windsurfing.
MADDY FRIESEN, DVM
Maddy began her veterinary career at the Sidney Animal Hospital in 2017 after graduating. While a recent grad, she has always held a fascination for animal husbandry, beginning with raising Monarch butterflies and various reptiles from her childhood home in Winnipeg. After toiling her high school years at a pet store, she received her Bachelor’s in biology at the University of Winnipeg and joined the veterinary medicine program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Several prairie winters convinced her to move to Vancouver Island, where she resides with her husky Indy and cat Marley. She has a particular interest in ophthalmology and anesthesiology. When not at work, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and cheering for the Jets.
Linda is our office manager and has been organizing the Sidney Animal Hospital since 1995. She also works as a receptionist and does some occasional nursing. When not at work Linda enjoys cooking, and spending time with her family, as well as her Labradors, parrot and cat.