Meet Veterinarian Donna Markland
Donna Markland graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.
After three years at a 24-hour companion animal hospital in Los Angeles, she moved to Salmon Arm, BC in 2005 and then to Vancouver Island in 2014.
Dr. Markland has always been interested in both acupuncture and physical rehabilitation. She completed additional coursework in rehabilitation and sports medicine through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and in veterinary medical acupuncture through One Health Scientific Integrated Medicine (OneHealth SIM).
Dr. Markland also completed a 10-month long course in diagnostic abdominal and cardiac ultrasound in 2011. She recently expanded her ultrasound skill set, with a course in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2015.
In establishing Island Mobile Paws Veterinary Services, Dr. Markland has created a practice that allows for focused time with patients in the low stress environment of their homes. The goal of this practice is increased quality of life for our patients, allowing them to spend happier and more active time with their people.
Dr. Markland belongs to the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) as well as to both the Canadian and American Veterinary Associations (CVMA and AVMA).
Dr. Markland cares for her own animals including dogs, cats, a tortoise, chickens and several pond goldfish. In her spare time, Dr. Markland enjoys reading, hiking and exploring the beauty of Vancouver Island with her spouse.