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. Dan Thompson is a veteran of the veterinary profession and has come aboard our staff to assist with mentoring our new vet Dr. Georgia Quinlan.  Dr. Thompson will be working every Monday as well as occasionally covering vacation time for our other veterinarians.  Dr. Thompson will be available on Mondays to see his previous clients from Lakehill Pet Clinic as well as clients of Anicare.  Dr. Thompson and his wife are both 1982 graduates of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.  They were partners in an eight Doctor mixed animal practice in Prince George until 1993 when they moved to Victoria and purchased the Lakehill Pet Clinic.  The clinic was later sold and incorporated into the new Feltham Animal Hospital in 2018, where Dr. Thompson continued until March 2020. Drs Thompson have two adult sons living in Victoria, and they currently share their home with 2 young-ish cats whose lives have been disrupted by the arrival of a (mostly) Border Collie pup.  When not trying to tire out a young puppy with long walks in the woods, Dr. Thompson spends much of his time in his shop building small boats and trying to figure out how to sail them.  Travel and cycling in Europe is another interest that looks like it is on hold, for the near future at least.


Location & Hours

Location & Hours

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


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

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



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.