Benson View Veterinary Hospital has been serving Nanaimo and the surrounding community for over 40 years. The practice was started by Dr John Walker in 1970 and was then known as Mt. Benson Veterinary Services. Dr. Al Runnells joined the practice in 1972 and became sole owner in 1976, re-naming the practice Benson View Veterinary Hospital Ltd. At that time there was only one other veterinary practice in Nanaimo. Dr. Anne-Lii Swabey and Dr. Marnie Edwards, having practiced in Nanaimo since 1989 and 1990 respectively, subsequently purchased Benson View Veterinary Hospital from Dr Runnells in 2004. He continued to practice at Benson View on a locum basis until retiring in 2013. The hospital was completely renovated in 2011 in order to accommodate our growing practice and expanding client needs. The interior was enlarged, redesigned and modernized. The exterior of our building was updated and made wheelchair accessible for the convenience of our clients and their pets.