As long as she can remember, when someone asked Kacey what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer has been “a veterinarian”. Now — a few years down the road — Dr. Kacey Stancill has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery for more than twenty years – and her passion for her patients is as strong as ever.
A native of California, Dr. Stancill did her undergraduate work in Colorado and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2000. Her practice began straight out of school at a small clinic in remote Southwestern Colorado, in a mixed-animal practice where she cared for dogs, cats, horses, and the occasional llama. After a few years there, she narrowed her focus to dogs and cats, still handling half the on-call and emergency work for a busy practice.
Following the birth of her son, Quinn, in 2005, Dr. Stancill began to look northward, and began the process of immigrating to Canada. She and her family took a circuitous route to the shores of Vancouver Island – by sailboat from Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands – before finding a home on a beautiful little island in BC’s Southern Gulfs. Kacey immediately went to work as a full-time associate on Vancouver Island, while she and her family fell in love with this part of the world and officially became Canadian citizens.
In 2017, Kacey took her place as a partner with Dr. Campbell at Kindred Spirits Veterinary Hospital. She has found the clients diverse, interesting, and very welcoming, the animals wonderful and the Kindred staff like family. While no longer the little girl who wanted to be a vet, Kacey has found her home at Kindred Spirits and plans to spend the rest of her career here.