Dr. Connie Beauchamp
Dr. Connie Beauchamp was born and raised on Vancouver Island. After years of working as an animal health technologist in Edmonton, Alberta she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2006 she began her Bachelor of Science studies at the University of Alberta and in 2013 she graduated with great distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Following graduation, Dr. Beauchamp moved back to Vancouver Island and spent 7 years at a small animal practice in Nanaimo before deciding to join the team at Oceanside in the summer of 2020. Dr. Beauchamp sees patients from Tuesday to Friday each week.
Professionally Dr. Beauchamp has special interests in ophthalmology and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband Tracy and their dog Owen.
Dr. Jill Harrison
Some of our clients may recall Dr. Jill Harrison as she spent some time working with Oceanside as a locum a few years ago. Now, the stars have aligned and she has joined us permanently in 2021! We are very excited to announce that Dr. Harrison is now seeing our patients on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dr. Harrison graduated from WCVM in 2010 and has spent the majority of her career thus far caring for pets in the mid Island area. Dr. Harrison has a strong interest in surgery and she adores all creatures, especially the underwater ones she encounters while diving locally! When not at work, you can probably find Dr. Harrison underwater somewhere taking extraordinary photos of octopi or stubby squids!
Dr. Jodie Wilson
After working in veterinary hospitals for 10 years, Dr. Wilson graduated from OVC in Guelph in 2011. She moved to Vancouver in 2013, and made the smart move to Vancouver Island in 2021. She has worked all over BC as a locum veterinarian and is experienced in a number of different parts of veterinary medicine including general practice, emergency and critical care, referral practice, and shelter medicine.
Professionally she has special interests in ultrasound, low-stress handling and practice, pain management, accessible pet care for people suffering from homelessness, and anything cat-related. In her free time, she stays busy with travel, cycling, hiking, learning about marine biology, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Dr. Wilson enjoys seeing the patients of Oceanside on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Leonie McKinlay
Dr. McKinlay knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Calgary before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon where she graduated with great distinction in 2011. After four cold winters in Saskatoon, she decided to relocate to beautiful Vancouver Island to join the team at Oceanside Animal Hospital.
Dr. McKinlay took over ownership of the practice in 2014 along with manager Sandra. Dr. McKinlay has special interests in dentistry and soft tissue surgery
In her spare time, Dr. McKinlay loves to read, garden, and spend time outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of the Oceanside area with her husband and two young daughters. She also shares her home with one cat, one dog, and two guinea pigs.