The Mahalo Veterinary Hospital team is proud to serve the Nanaimo, Vancouver Island area for everything pet related. Our hospital owner, Dr. Myriam El Mouldi – known to everyone as Dr. Myriam – is a licensed, experienced veterinarian who has lived on the Island and has cared for its pet residents for many years. We offer all the benefits of a local clinic with a full service hospital. We’re also currently accepting new patients – reach out today to book an appointment.
We have a dedicated team of professionals who take the care of your animal family member seriously. We are committed to educating you in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition, habitation, and exercise. Mahalo Veterinary Hospital stays on top of advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that pets, and their families, need to be treated with respect and loving care.
Dr. Myriam – Veterinarian
Mahalo Veterinary Hospital’s owner, Dr. Myriam has 35 years of experience in the veterinary industry, including working in leading veterinary teaching institutions across the country. In this time she has gained the recognition and respect of board certified specialists in a wide range of fields. Dr. Myriam is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. She is a proud supporter of F.E.A.T.H.E.R.S in BC.
Chris Cosgrove – Hospital Administrator
Fran Bullock – Animal Health Technician
I have had an affinity with animals from a very young age. My passion led me into the veterinary field, where I have worked for many years, at different intervals in my life. I worked several years with horses and also have experience working with exotics: parrots, llamas, rabbits, rodents and snakes. I also spent a day at Vancouver Game Farm, performing dental work on tigers and assisted with an elephant as well. I recently moved from the Sunshine Coast to Nanaimo where I worked many years as a volunteer with cat rescue. My list of pets is extensive from horses, heelers, llamas, sheep, pigmy goats, chickens, ducks and cats. I am very excited to have this opportunity to join the great team at Mahalo Veterinary Hospital and I am looking forward to its future.
Shayla Frinton – Veterinary Assistant
I have had a passion for animals since I was a little kid and have always dreamed of working with them. I started in the Veterinary Community a few years ago, after losing my childhood cat to an extremely rare form of heart disease. His case made me realize how intrigued I was by medicine, and encouraged me to enter the field. I aspire to become either a veterinary technician or a veterinarian in the future, but I am currently happy learning about the basics of medicine and animal care. In my free time I enjoy hiking and camping with my two dogs, Tucker and Dash.
Rosie Doucet – Receptionist
I have always loved animals, whether it’s dogs at the park, or deer in the woods, I am forever fascinated by them. Whilst growing up, I helped raise a lamb and even nursed a bat back to health. I have always loved finding snakes in the garden or frogs in the pond. Presently, I do not own any pets, but I know our home has space for lots to love. I am new to the veterinary field and I hope to learn as much as I can from you.
Crysta Vandenboer – Receptionist
Kimberly Brown – Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant
I was born and raised in Nanaimo. I am a mom to three busy kids, a dog named Valentine from Aruba, and two cats, Free Loader and Ceecee. Since 2010, I have worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant at Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital. When I am not at work, you can usually find me on one of multiple sports fields with my kids.
Deborah Short – Veterinary Assistant