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Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital

Dr. James Kirkham

James Kirkham, DVM, Hospital Director

Dr. James Kirkham is the co-owner of Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital with his wife Dr. Alex Kirkham. James was raised in Squamish, BC and has a love for Canada’s west coast. He completed his Bachelor of Sciences with Distinction at the University of British Columbia. He went on to complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, graduating at the top of his class and was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for highest academic achievement.

James has a professional interest in diagnostic imaging, dentistry, internal medicine and preventive care.

In his free time he enjoys kayaking, skiing, hiking, camping and has more recently taken up motorcycling and scuba diving.

Dr. Laura Aedy

Laura Aedy, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Aedy grew up in southern Ontario in the Niagara Region.  She obtained her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  After a visit to Vancouver Island, she fell head-over-heels for the mountains and decided to move across the country to Nanaimo. 

Laura joined Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital in August, 2017.  She enjoys all aspects of private practice but her special interests include preventative medicine, pharmacology and soft tissue surgery. 

Outside of work, Laura enjoys yoga, cycling and spending time with her two dogs-Billy and Marnie.