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Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to optimizing your pet's eye health and vision. We strive to deliver eye care to your pet in a low stress loving atmosphere. The pet community on Vancouver Island is our focal point, our passion.

Welcome to the clinic family!

About: Meet the Team

Dr. Stephanie Osinchuk

Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist (DACVO)

If you’re looking for excellence, kindness, and compassion then you have come to the right place. Dr. Stephanie Osinchuk has achieved the highest level of veterinary ophthalmology specialization, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (, and is the only Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist on Vancouver Island ( She received both her DVM and MSc (veterinary ophthalmology) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).  

Following her residency she worked as ophthalmology faculty training the next generation of veterinarians at the WCVM before starting the Island Veterinary Eye Specialist clinic. She has presented ophthalmology research at several world class research conventions including ACVO and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She has published peer reviewed scientific articles on cataracts, retinal disease, neurophthalmology, and corneal disease.

She enthusiastically  contributes to the ophthalmology and veterinary community. She serves as a reviewer for the scientific journals Veterinary Ophthalmology, Canadian Veterinary Journal, and the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association. She is an examiner for the foreign graduates for the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and volunteers on the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency training committee.

Stephanie grew up on a hobby farm and has loved helping animals from a young age. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two young children, and their beloved dogs Georgia Peach and Delilah. She looks forward to welcoming you and your pet to our clinic family.

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Client Concierge

Madisyn is the delightful voice on the phone and the warm welcome you receive when you join us in the clinic. She has a background both a a general veterinary practice as well as in an optometry clinic. Her two passions collided when she joined our team!

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Veterinary Assistant

Ahllyzzia is our administrative assistant. She send our finished referral documents, processes prescriptions, and helps out with referrals and phone calls.



Mischief Manager

Delilah is our in-house source of never ending joy. She is our local expert in generating spontaneous laughter and full body wiggles.


Georgia Peach

Veterinary Assistant

Georgia Peach is the manager of work-life balance in the clinic. She is dedicated to her sleep schedule and all the quiet cuddles she can steal from the team.

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Locally Owned, Family Operated

The Island Veterinary Eye Specialist clinic is proudly owned by the Osinchuk family. We care immensely about the pet community here on Vancouver Island.

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