(Updated July 2022)

Clients are welcome in the reception area, with a maximum capacity of four clients at a time. We continue to recommend mask use due to the small space but these are not mandatory.

We are resuming in-person exams, but request that one person be present. Masks will be mandatory within the exam room due to the small area and limited ability to distance.

We will still offer “curbside” exams for clients who prefer limited contact. We ask that you wait in your car or close-by so the doctor can contact you with findings and recommendations following the examination.

Thank you for your support and understanding over the last 2 years of COVID!




Open 7 Days a Week

We know you're busy, so we are open every day (excluding holidays) for your convenience.

Complimentary Dental Examinations

Oral health is a vital aspect of your pet's overall health. Call us to arrange a free oral assessment.

Our Services


Our appointments include a thorough history, detailed examination and discussion of findings and explanation of options available to follow up on any concerns.

Surgical Services

We have a fully-equipped surgical suite. We are proficient in most soft tissue surgeries. If indicated, we work with surgical specialists for complex surgeries and orthopedics.

Digital Radiographs

Our digital radiographs allow us to effectively scan the region of concern quickly. For more complex cases, we can use telemedicine to consult with specialists.

Laboratory Services

Our in-house laboratory services include blood testing, urinalysis, fecal analysis, blood glucose tests, and ear and skin cytology. We can also send blood, urine, or tissue samples to an off-site laboratory for analyses requiring more comprehensive procedures.


We offer full dental services including ultrasonic cleaning, digital radiographs and extractions if needed. Procedures are carefully done under general anesthesia.


Your pet needs a healthy and balanced diet to stay in the best shape possible through every lifestage. Our staff has advanced training in pet nutrition, and will tailor a safe and healthy diet for your furry friend to help them live a long and healthy life. If you think your pet could use some help shedding some weight, give us a call today!

Now Offering Delivery of Pet Food and Supplies!

Check out the details at myVETstore!

Get in Touch!


110-19 Helmcken Road,
Victoria, BC  V8Z 5G5
We are located in the Eagle Creek Plaza, across the road from the Victoria General Hospital, and next to Bosley’s Pet Store.


Phone: (778) 265-6133
Fax: (778) 265-7377
Email: info@helmckenvet.com


Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 9am – 5pm