Veterinarians

Dr. Leonie McKinlay

Dr. Leonie McKinlay DVMDr. McKinlay has always had a special fondness for animals and knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.  She worked diligently to make her dream a reality, obtaining 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 retire her snow shovel and relocate to beautiful Vancouver Island to join the team at Oceanside Animal Hospital.

Dr. McKinlay enjoyed the patients, clients, and staff at Oceanside Animal Hospital so much that in 2014 she took over ownership of the practice along with manager Sandra Porter.

Dr. McKinlay has a special interest in dentistry and is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. In her spare time she loves to read, garden, and spend time outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of the Oceanside area with her husband Gord and her two young daughters.


Dr. Madison Maggs

Dr. Madison Maggs was born in Kitimat, BC and raised in the Okanagan. She took sciences with a specialization in Ecology at the UBCO and the U of A before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon where she graduated in 2016. Dr. Maggs worked at a busy practice in Prince George before joining the team at Oceanside in 2018. She loves the huge variety of outdoor activities that Vancouver Island has to offer, and regularly goes hiking, running and biking with her dogs. She also enjoys yoga, reading, and antique hunting.

Dr. Maggs has a special interest in providing care for animals in underprivileged communities, and recently travelled to Guatemala to help the working horses there.


Dr. Natasha Drinnan

Dr. Drinnan grew up on the West Coast in Surrey, BC and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Simon Fraser University in Biology with emphasis on Marine Biology. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and has since been practicing on Vancouver Island at different animal hospitals.

Dr. Drinnan has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and is a member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, two goats, and four chickens. She likes outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking and enjoys drawing, painting, and learning to play the guitar.