Dr. Satorius grew up in Southern California and received her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Shortly after this she felt inspired to study abroad in the UK, where she lived for 5 years, obtaining degrees in the fields of anthropology and archeology. Soon afterward Dr. Satorius became drawn back to her childhood interest of veterinary medicine, and in 2016 completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, with clinical training at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a rotating internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles where she received training from veterinary specialists boarded in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, neurology, and emergency and critical care. She then practiced emergency medicine in the Los Angeles area until 2021, when she moved to Port Alberni to practice at Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital. She lives with her French Bulldog Chicory and her two cats, Hammett and Hendrix. Dr. Satorius greatly enjoys the natural landscape of Vancouver Island and getting outside, learning about local history, knitting, growing and collecting houseplants, traveling, and reading.
Last updated: Sept 27, 2021
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
- Your dedicated team at Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital