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Reduced access to veterinary care is a growing concern in Canada.

Many sources believe this to be one of, if not the, biggest concerns in regards to animal welfare today.

Rescue Division


We want to model how non-profit and traditional vet care can live sustainably side by side.


Starting in June 2023, Fantastic Beasts Veterinary Services opened a small treatment and surgery area within our larger hospital.  This space was rented to the Island Rescue Veterinary Society (IRVS), a non-profit organization aimed at finding and funding veterinary services for animal rescue organizations on Vancouver Island.  As of February 2024, IRVS has taken a pause for restructuring, and Fantastic Beasts has taken over this work directly on a not-for-profit basis. 

Since the start, we have been working with local non-profit animal organizations to provide spay/neuter and vaccination services, as well as dentistry and urgent care as needed.  We do not directly facilitate adoptions, rather our purpose is to help organizations with their behind the scenes veterinary needs. If you are searching for an adoptable furry friend, please visit our rescue partners directly. 

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Lack of access to affordable veterinary care is one of the biggest welfare concerns for co

Our rescue partners

Our rescue division partners with registered non-profit societies and charitable organizations province wide.

Are you a rescue organization based on Vancouver Island looking for help with veterinary services? Please reach out to our rescue division by contacting us at


Note: Our clinic does not facilitate adoptions, but our rescue partners sure do!
Please contact the rescue organization according to the animal that interests you (Click the logos below)

CatSpan Ferals Registered Charity (Central Vancouver Island)
Cats Needing Aid and Protection (CatNap) Registered Society
Itty Bitty Kitty Committee (Victoria)
Valley Cats cat and Kitten Rescue (Port Alberni)
SOS prairie Rescue (Sask - Adoptable through Kitties & Cream)
Foster Kritters (Cowichan)

Amy's Bunny Barn
VI Fluffle
DOGS (and other)
BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA):
  • Parksville/Qualicum Beach 
  • Port Alberni/Clayoquot
  • Nanaimo location
  • Cowichan 
  • Campbell River/Courtenay 
HugABull Advocacy & Rescue Society 
Furever Endeavor Rescue Network (Port Alberni)
Running Wild Rescue (Sask - Adoptable through Kitties & Cream)
The Farm (Sooke)
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