Official Vet of BARK UBC

Supporting UBC's Canine Therapists

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital is proud to be the official veterinary hospital for the University of British Columbia's BARK dog therapy program. With over 60 dog/human therapy teams, BARK (Building Academic Retention Through K9s) is the largest campus support program in all of Canada, and an off-shoot program even provides support for RCMP staff and officers. B.A.R.K. research has been featured in WebMDPsychology Today and American Kennel Club.

Since 2018, Pandosy Vet has been supporting this amazing program. From advising on behavioural training, handler/therapist screening, nutrition, health issues and more, to co-authoring academic articles, and providing a place for training, our clinic team has played a role ensuring the health, comfort and safety of the dogs, handlers, and program participants. 

Keep your eyes peeled for special appearances by Pandosy Vet staff and vets on campus this year. If you are a UBC Okanagan community member, you can also attend BARK programs and sessions on campus.


Currently, Pandosy Vet offers the following to active B.A.R.K. participants:

  • Whole food discounts to keep BARK canine therapists happy and healthy
  • Discounted toys and treats, because, you know, they have to have fun!
  • Free weigh ins to keep canine therapists slim and trim
  • Discounts on all veterinary services, from dentistry to surgery, laser, chiropractic, acupuncture and more

    *Handlers, please see the BARK program manager for Pandosy Vet benefit details and limitations. 


Pandosy Village Vet

Our integrative vet clinic offers holistic care for cats and dogs, such as vaccinations and titre testing, Western and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional consultations, Traditional Chinese acupuncture, and chiropractic care, as well as conventional medicine, ultrasound, radiology and laboratory diagnostics, spay/neuter surgeries and dentistry. We also stock carefully curated, high quality raw and dry food, nutritional supplements, gear and toys. Shop online!

We invite you to peek inside our hospital, get a sense of what we are all about, and give us a call 778-478-7088 to book a consultation for your best furry friend.

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