Dr Hamlund grew up in Victoria where he worked a variety of jobs before returning to college to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, he returned to Vancouver Island where he worked as an associate in Courtenay. Seeking a change of pace, he worked as a relief vet before purchasing the Dogwood Veterinary Hospital in October 2016. Dr. Hamlund enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but finds dentistry, internal medicine and building relationships with clients and their pets to be the most fulfilling. Dr. Hamlund likes to spend his time away from work with his family which includes 3 dogs and 2 cats. They enjoy camping and enjoying all that the valley has to offer.