About Us

The Anicare Veterinary Hospital is located in rural Central Saanich. Established in 1991 with the conversion of the existing farm house into a fully functioning small animal hospital. Scottish Veterinarian Dr. Jonathan Smith purchased the practice in 1999.

Dr.Jonathan Smith owns and operates the Anicare Veterinary Hospital. He grew up in Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1989. He moved with his wife Ina to Canada in 1995. They live on the Peninsula with their 2 daughters, 1 dog and 3 horses. Jonathan works in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in allergies. He is also trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine offering acupuncture, herbal treatments and diet therapy.

Dr. Corinne Chapman was born in BC and grew up on the mainland dreaming that one day she would be a Veterinarian. After graduating from WCVM in Saskatoon, SK in 1997, she started working in Calgary as an emergency doctor. Eventually Corinne opened her own house call practice, RockyRidge VetCare Ltd, which allowed her to pursue a more holistic approach to medicine.
During this time Corinne became certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as
well as Nutrition. In 2018 the family moved to Vancouver Island where they could live a more
outdoorsy lifestyle. Corinne spent a fun 4 years with Kindred Spirits, but has truly found her
home and family at Anicare. Presently she is studying osteopathy and hopes to be be able to
add this to her toolkit in 2023!
Dr. Chapman’s furry family includes her Shepherd Cross “Stella”, a crazy rat terrier cross “Gary”, and a brother and sister cat team “Beans & Pickles”. Her home is rarely quiet, and NEVER hair free,  but it is full of love and giggles.

Dr. Dan Thompson has now retired, but we thank him for his time here and wish him the happiest retirement!!

Location & Hours

Location & Hours

2263 Mt.Newton Cross Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 1T8
(250) 652-5505 (250) 652-5548 Fax


Regular Hours
Mon-Fri  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00am to 12:00pm

At this time the office is closed from 12:30pm-1:30 pm daily. Please call in advance to arrange for times to pick up any items. We apologize for any difficulty this may cause. 


Sorry but we cannot accomodate non-clients at this time. 




After hour emergencies : 250-475-2495 Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital  vcacanada.com/centralvictoria/

or WAVES Vetererinary Emergency Hospital 778-432-4322 - www.wavesvet.com 

*Please note WAVES is not always available 24/7- call in advance if after hours or check website.