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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.

Continuing Education Courses Attended

  • Small Animal Dentistry Course 
  • Small Animal Dentistry Extractions
  • SDEP Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Boot Camp Intermediate
  • Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Boot Camp Advanced
  • Small Animal Ultrasound Scan Lab
  • Small Animal Basic Echocardiogram

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

  • Small Animal Intermediate Echocardiogram
  • Small Animal Advanced Echocardiogram 

Get in Touch

Please contact us at 250-758-3985 if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.

 New clients are always welcome

Dr. Alex Kirkham

Alexandra Kirkham, DVM, Hospital Director

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Alex Kirkham knew from a very young age that being a veterinarian was her life calling. She attended the University of Manitoba and received her Bachelor of Sciences degree. Alex completed her veterinary studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has a special interest in small animal surgery, dentistry, dermatology and feline medicine.

Alex has many non-veterinary interests and struggles to find enough time for them all. She enjoys reading all types of books, knitting, drawing and painting. She also enjoys being active with her family by getting outside kayaking, hiking, camping, skiing and recently learned to scuba dive. She adores her cat, Dexter, and will tell you all about him, including how he loves her husband, James, more than her!

Continuing Education Courses Attended

  • Small Animal Dentistry Course 
  • Small Animal Extractions
  • Small Animal Beyond Basics Intermediate Dentistry

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

  • Feline Beyond Basics Intermediate Dentistry

 

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Guirguis

Daniel Guirguis, BVSc

We are excited to welcome Dr. Dan Guirguis to Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Dan Guirguis was born and raised in Mississauga Ontario; however, his family is originally from Cairo, Egypt. His parents are both veterinarians, and so he has been exposed to the world of veterinary medicine all his life. He attended the University of Guelph before moving to New Zealand for five years in order to complete his veterinary degree at Massey University. Dr. Dan has a special interest in small animal nutrition, and is looking forward to developing his medical and surgical skills at NVH.

Dr. Dan tries to spend as much of his free time outside as he can, and this has led him to hobbies like hiking, camping, skiing, and mountain biking. When the weather is poor, he can be found cooking a good meal, reading a new book, or trying his hand at creative hobbies. He also enjoys a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Dr. Dan is looking forward to life on the island, and beginning his career as a veterinarian. He is excited to meet both the people around town as well as their cute companions!

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

  • Small Animal Dentistry Course 1