(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. 

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!

Our Mission

We believe in providing compassionate care for your littlest family members. Our trained staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We would love to hear from you. For more information or to talk to our staff, please Contact Us.

Our Clinic

Dr. Tin Wai Kwan established Helmcken Veterinary Clinic in 2016. Dr. Kwan has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 22 years, and has spent many years in Victoria and the Western Communities. She is passionate about caring for our smallest family members, including cats, dogs, bunnies and some exotic animal species.

Helmcken Veterinary Clinic is also home to our resident cockatiel “Cutie” who occasionally can be found supervising the front office from his perch on the computer monitors. 

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Tin Wai Kwan

Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Levesque


Dr. Nancy Heath


Dr. Horace Yeung


Our Technicians

Registered Veterinary Technicians are frontline health care workers for your pets. They have completed rigorous education and a demanding registration process in order to achieve their high level of skill and knowledge in veterinary medicine.

Jolene, RVT

Lucy, RVT

Theresa, RVT

Brianna, Technician Student

Our Veterinary Assistants and Client Care Team

These are our superstars both up front and behind the scenes. They ensure both our clients and their pets are well cared for!

Lindsay, Office Manager