ABOUT SIDNEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Caring for Your Pets Since 1966

The Sidney Animal Hospital was established in 1966 and has a tradition of providing the highest standard of veterinary care to companion animals. The practice was purchased by Drs. Nigel and Jenni Bass in June of 2001. The reputation of the practice has always rested on the skill of its veterinarians in canine and feline medicine and surgery. We invite you to contact us today to book an appointment or discuss how we can help care for your pets.

SERVING THE SAANICH PENNINSULA

MEET OUR VETERINARIANS

Dr Bass with pug

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.

Dr Beare with cat

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.

Dr. Friesen with puppy
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.

MEET THE TEAM
Carol
CAROL

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Nytasha
NYTASHA

RECEPTIONIST

Kristina
KRISTINA

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICAN

Sarah
SARAH

RECEPTIONIST

Alysha
ALYSHA

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICAN

Sam
SAM

RECEPTION TEAM LEAD

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