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Veterinary Care in Courtenay for Companion Pets, Equine, Bovine, and Farm Animals

Conveniently located in a private, pastoral setting in the Comox Valley area, Country Animal Hospital helps to maintain the health of companion animals. Dr. Tom Van Dyck & Dr. Rachel Loppe provide care for a wide variety of animals.

Dr. Tom Van Dyck

Dr. Rachel Loppe graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.


She has been working at the Country Animal Hospital since July of 2022. Rachel enjoys working with all animals, but her passion lies in large animals, including cattle. 


Rachel loves being in the Comox Valley and when she’s not working you can find her spending time with her husband biking, hiking, skiing or climbing; although she does love to curl up with her pets and a good book.

Dr. Rachel Loppe


Dr. Tom Van Dyck has been practicing animal medicine for 30 years in the Comox Valley and loves helping animals large and small to live their healthiest and best lives.


Our Team

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
American Association of Equine Practitioners
Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

Professional Affiliations


Stacy: Office Manager

Katie: Registered Veterinary Technician

Emily: Veterinary Assistant

Mattie: Reception & Veterinary Assistant

Morgan: Reception

Sam: Reception

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