Our warm and friendly staff of four bring over 60 years experience in the veterinary field. We look forward to getting to know you and your pets on a professional and personal basis!
Dr. Erin Langwith BSc., DVM
Dr. Erin Langwith was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2007 with a Bsc. Biology with distinction. From there she went on to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Erin returned to Vancouver Island and began work as an emergency veterinarian.
After several years in emergency practice, Erin realized there was a shift in the veterinary client relationship. Fifteen minute appointments leave little time to take a complete history, discuss owners concerns and perform a physical exam (never mind performing any diagnostics or discussing treatment plans)! Long gone were the days of James Herriot that Dr. Langwith grew up idealizing. And such, her housecall practice, Haven Veterinary Services was formed in 2015.
In her spare time, Erin is a busy wife and mom. She loves the outdoors, gardening, yoga or just hunkering down at home with a good movie or book. Erin believes strongly in supporting local animal rescue groups.
Dr. Sandie Landa BA, DVM
Dr. Sandie Landa was born, raised and schooled in the cold Canadian prairies. She spent 10 years furthering her post secondary education at various universities in Winnipeg, MB; Perpignan, France and Saskatoon, SK. She received her Bachelor of Arts, has 3 years towards a Bachelor of Agriculture and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997.
Upon her final graduation she headed west towards warmer climates and settled in Nanaimo where she has practiced for the past 19 years. She has worked at several hospitals around Vancouver Island as a locum, but the majority of her time has been spent working in Qualicum Beach at Lighthouse Veterinary Hospital.
After having met Dr. Erin Langwith, they decided to embark on a new adventure and Harbour City Animal Hospital in Nanaimo was created. In addition to being a veterinarian, she shares her home with a rambunctious Golden Retriever named Zephyr, a crazy kitten who believes he is a dog and now a cranky 15 year old cat, Sabrina, who would like the dog and kitten to move out. She has 2 boys who live either at the hockey arena or at the lacrosse box (depending on the season), and a husband who patiently supports the whole menagerie.
Sue - Reception and Client Care
Sue joined our team by way of Victoria, bringing with her 20 years of experience in both emergency medicine and general practice. She is excited to start this new journey, and ready to explore Nanaimo and its surroundings. Sue has always had a passion, and love for animals, and is lucky to share her home with her faithful fur family, Tashi, a Great Pyrenees mix, and sidekick William, a pampered feline. Sue looks forward to providing the best care to our clients and their pets.
Lolita - Registered Veterinary Technician
Lolita is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is a 2002 graduate from Fairview College in Alberta. She brings 15 years of experience including 5 years in emergency care. Although originally from Vancouver, she grew up and has lived most of her life here in Nanaimo. Lolita and her partner of 14 years share their home with their 15 year old cat Simah and 6 year old dog Gibson. During her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, camping, kayaking, and spending time with friends.