We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming another new face to our teams of veterinarians at Sooke Vet! To keep up with the growth of Sooke, and to allow us to take on new clients again in the future as we grow, we were on the lookout for a fantastic vet to join us and our passion for pet care. We struck gold with Dr. Drew Collins! You'll see him on and off in the background as he gets orientated to our software and the clinic, but he'll soon be in the consult room meeting our wonderful clients face to face!
A word from Dr Drew Collins!
Greetings patrons and pet owners of Sooke Veterinary Hospital!
My name is Drew Collins, and I am looking forward to meeting you all in the coming year! Born and raised in Coquitlam BC, from a young age I was fascinated with all animals - be they cats, dogs, Great Whites during Shark Week, or following ants in our backyard. In high school I narrowed my passion down to veterinary medicine, confirming my love for the profession by volunteering at a variety of local animal hospitals.
After completing my BSc at UBC, I was accepted to the DMV program at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. While in some ways living in the Caribbean was as idyllic as it sounds, it was also a great challenge and amazing learning experience! After completing my DVM in 2019, I moved back to BC with my two rescue cats, Petrie and Phil, and settled in Kamloops. During my time there most of my immediate family moved to Langford. Missing my parents, siblings, and most importantly young niece and nephew, I decided it was time for a change. And so in March 2023, with my adventurous feline companions, I moved again - this time to an Island in the Pacific!
My professional passions lie in preventative care, internal medicine, ultrasound, education, and accessible veterinary care. My goal is ensuring animals undergo the least amount of stress and discomfort needed, and that owners are armed with knowledge to make informed choices.
In my spare time I am experimenting with a variety of hobbies, including hiking, camping, painting, photography, and drumming. I am new to Vancouver Island and am keen to explore as much of it as possible!
I feel blessed to be welcomed onto the excellent Sooke Veterinary Hospital team, and I am very excited to grow with them to provide quality care for your pets!