Testimonials below are from both my veterinary practice days and from holistic consulting:
"Thank you Dr. B you helped me ease my old girl thru her senior years, the difference in her quality of life was like night to day. She lived to be a happy 17"
- K. Rothweiler, Duncan, B.C.
"When we received the diagnosis of cancer on our little dog we were devastated and didn't know what to do.
After my dog injured himself I wanted to know how to support him more holistically: nutrition, supplements and alternative therapies. I found Dr Bernhardt on line and quickly and easily arranged a phone consult. I received an incredible amount of information and all my questions were answered. At the end of our phone consult, I felt confident and equipped to support my best friend in the best way possible. I am so grateful for her work and I highly recommend a consult with Dr Brenda and you don’t have to wait till your pet is sick or injured!
Caroline and Wisky, Victoria
Thank you to Dr. Brenda for all her help and guidance during a very difficult period in our lives. Our beloved 7 yr old schnauzer Toby was recently diagnosed with an inoperable mass in his neck. Dr Brenda showed compassion and was worth every penny and more of the phone consult. She quickly devised a plan for Toby's cancer to help put his body into a better state of healing and since then has also guided us on our younger schnauzer Oscar. She is filled with knowledge and she is what our pet world needs more of! Our journey has just begun but we feel confident in Dr Brenda's abilities to help give our dogs the best chance they have at a healthier life.
Thank you Dr Brenda!
- Denise Prasad, Parksville
Dr Brenda has wonderful holistic products and information for your pet’s wellness. She has 23 years of veterinary practice that she brings to a holistic consult. I’ve really enjoyed having her come to our home to see Bensen. How he loves that wonderful venison jerky that Dr Brenda makes!
-Katherine Worsley, Lake Cowichan
"Thank you, Dr Brenda, for coming to our aid so quickly, for spotting things that other vets had missed, and for helping us here at home where Parker was happiest. We'll never forget your care and comfort (with our daughter, too, and even our cat--you were brilliant), or Parker enjoying your venison jerky right to the end. So glad we found you."
- Carrie Martin, Lake Cowichan
Just wanted to reiterate my thanks for all the care you provided for all my animals today. It is very comforting to me to know that we are all in such good hands . Your expert care & input means so much and is keeping me where I need to be, more then you know....Thanks again...
-Sue Head, Honeymoon Bay
-Evelyn and Peter, Duncan
Dr. Brenda Bernhardt is my first call when animal concerns arise. I SO appreciate the ease of her house calls for my old kitty and dog at my convenience. Swapping out pharmaceuticals for her recommended holistic remedies has proved valuable for my fur babies. She is professional, knowledgable and obviously loves animals, keeping their comfort and wellbeing a priority.
-Tara Longridge, Lake Cowichan
I met Dr Brenda when my girl Tory, a
Malamute cross, was 14 years old and suffering. Dr Brenda helped my family say goodbye to the best friend I have ever had with compassion, knowledge, comprehensive care and integrity. It is the
darkest day when you have to say goodbye to a family member that has given you the happiest days of your life, and Dr Brenda has the grace and professional capacity to help when everything is falling
apart. Thank you Dr Brenda, my family appreciates you and everything you do
-Cristine MacKenzie, Mesachie Lake
"Two years ago I took over the care of two pet rats. Shortly after getting to know and appreciate their unique personalities, Bella had a stroke. With deep compassion Dr.
Brenda helped us to end Bella's physical pain and to set her sweet spirit free. I grew to love Lulu the same as all of my previous animal companions – wholeheartedly. It was difficult, when the time
came, to watch her face the physical decline of her small body as her lifetime drew closer to the end. I called Dr. Brenda to help us, yet again, set a sweet spirit free. For the second time she came
and gracefully helped us travel through the joy, sorrow and acceptance of the mystery of death. I will always remember her kindness and support as her spirit is now intimately tied to my joyful
memories of Bella and Lulu.
The world would indeed be a more compassionate place if everyone treated animals like Dr. Brenda!!"
- Tiffany, Duncan
We highly recommend Dr. Brenda as our kitties veterinarian. She is always kind and competent and has their best interests at heart. We knew they were in excellent hands in her care. She always goes beyond the call of duty for our pets.
Thank you Dr. Brenda!!!
"Dr Brenda's wonderful support, sensitivity, and tender service as our dear dog passed was beautiful and so very reassuring. We had a very real and full sense of
the depth of her caring and commitment to service...every question fully answered...every possible comfort in place."
- Ray and Penny Wassman, Cowichan Bay
"Dr Brenda provides safe and cost effective treatment options for our pets. She is so kind to even the smallest of animals. We had a pet rat and in her old age she got sick. Dr Brenda helped
her out afterhours so she didn't suffer.
As a student I worked at a vet office where Dr. Brenda was employed. I was able to see behind the scenes how great a vet she is!!
I've been a client of Dr. Brenda's since 2000 and for as long as she is practicing, she will always be part of our and our pets lives!!"
-Jolene Loewen, Meades Creek
For over 14 years Dr. Brenda Bernhardt has been a primary care giver for our animals. Dr. Brenda has proven to be a caring, compassionate, and patient veterinarian who is able to put her patients and their owners at ease. Dr. Brenda always takes the time to explain procedures and treatment options and is also proactive in preventative medicine. We are confidant that Dr. Brenda makes the right diagnosis and offers the best possible treatment plan for our animals. She offers a home visit program which has been most beneficial for our animals by eliminating the stress associated with an office visit. We would highly recommend Dr. Brenda Bernhardt to anyone looking for a highly competent veterinary care-giver for their animals.
Marg Livingstone & Steve Lumb, Lake Cowichan
Days before Christmas, our beautiful, little Lucy cat, had to be put down after 18 years with our family. Dr. Brenda was supportive on the phone and was at our home within a few hours. She was very compassionate, made suggestions to help our two dogs deal with Lucy's passing, and did not rush the process. Dr. Brenda also checked in with us the next day and again offered kind words of compassion and support. We encourage anyone searching for a kind, ethical veterinarian to call Dr. Brenda.
Jillian and Glen, Youbou
We have used Dr. Brenda's services on a number of occasions, some ending happily and others sadly. She has always treated our needs and our beloved pets with the
utmost compassion, skill and understanding. We believe Dr. Brenda to have a unique rapport with all animals and would highly recommend her services. A treat for your pet is to meet Dr.Brenda. They
won't mind going to the vet ever again.
Norma and Joe, Youbou
Dr. Brenda has been my primary vet since 2000! She has looked after 2 dogs and 2 cats so far over the years, in a few days she will be meeting our new cat when she comes for our dog's checkup. Brenda truly cares about her patients and asks how our "buds" are doing when we see her around town.
I love the way she does house calls, it is so much easier than going to a clinic. Brenda's smile, touch, and positive energy relaxes the pets which seems to make them feel like a friend is coming for a visit so the checkup goes very smoothly. She is very knowledgeable and explains in great detail any concerns we may have
When we had to have our Ranger put to sleep in 2004 she came to our home and was so kind and compassionate by helping us remember how lucky we were to have him and
assuring us that we were doing the right thing for our poor dog. I told so many people that as painful it was to lose our dog, Dr. Brenda helped us deal with our loss.
I strongly recommend you call Dr. Brenda, your pets will be happy you did.
Colleen Vezina, Lake Cowichan
Dr. Brenda has been my veterinarian for over 16 years. I can't express enough how wonderful and caring that she is with animals and they seem to know instinctively that she wants to help them. On behalf of my furry four-legged critters, I would like to say THANK YOU! for bringing your special care to them - including those wonderful follow-up calls to check on their recovery.
I have recommended Dr. Brenda to several friends who have been more than happy with the quality of caring and service she provided and I can't recommend her enough - if you want a kind, friendly, gentle and caring vet for your pet, give Dr. Brenda a call. You and your pet will be happy you did!
Dianne Martin, Lake Cowichan
Dr. Brenda has the know how and the best bedside manner to treat all seven of my animals. I wouldn't get anyone else. She's the best.
-Barb Bedard, Lake Cowichan