Vancouver Island - Summary of Services
Van Isle is a
Canine Reproduction facility, exclusively trained and licensed by ICSB
for all of
Vancouver Island. Our success depends on our ability to
you, the breeder, with the highest quality
of service and care for your valuable breeding stock.
this end we offer the following services
provided by ICSB trained staff and our qualified Veterinarians:
evaluation and freezing. Before we
freeze we will evaluate your dog's semen to ensure its the best quality
possible, once frozen we will then do a post thaw assessment to
determine post thaw quality and number of breedings.
you are ready to provide stud
service or if you
move out of town,
we will ensure you frozen semen is packed properly for
its destination in good shape. You can also use it in house
our facility if you are breeding one of your own dogs.
take the headache and stress out of this process for you and will
evaluate, pack and ship your fresh chilled semen. We can also track and
interpret progesterone numbers for the bitch's owners and advise and
day for shipping. If you are not
available on the day shipping is
required, you can drop your stud dog off in the morning and pick him up
afternoon and we will ensure your shipment gets off on time.
of Semen – If
there is a great stud dog you
would like to use but don't want to ship your bitch, we can advise
on the best breeding date, coordinate
with the stud dog owner, track your shipment and receive fresh or
frozen semen for immediate insemination or storage.
Vaginal or surgical inseminations are
offered and we will be happy to advise
you on the pro's and con's of each to help you determine which is best
situation, budget, breed of dog and type of semen being utilized.
Evaluation – We can
collect and evaluate semen to check for quality, quantity and motility. This
is particularly useful for young dogs
that are just starting a breeding career or older dogs to ensure that
still producing viable semen. Knowing
that your stud dog's semen is viable, you can be confindent that
an unsuccessful breeding is not the fault of your stud. A
certificate of findings can also be provided for stud dogs that are
Harvest - In the event of a
tragedy which leaves your stud dog deceased or unable to
we can harvest and freeze sperms cells from the testes to ensure that
his genetic material is not lost forever. We have about a 48 hour
window for this so time is of the essence. Shipping kits are available
for out of town owners.
offer next day progesterone results and can take the guesswork out of
If you have to travel some distance to visit a stud, sending your
away for breeding or just wanting to maximize your litter size,
testing is an
tool for you. This allows you to pinpoint
exactly and still have a full sized litter with just one
pups is not unusual for some of our breeders with only one breeding or
insemination on the correct day).
– We offer the collection and sending of cheek swabs for
paternity testing and
registration - required for AKC breedings.
Brucellosis can wipe our your entire breeding program and most stud
won't accept a bitch without a clear test result. This is a simple
send out blood test with
results back in 1-3 days.
Ultrasound -We have an in
house ultrasound machine and can confirm pregnancy, fetal heart rates
rule out illnesses like Pyometria.
Mobile Services -
If you have a large number of stud dogs to be collected and frozen or a
club or group that would like to hold a clinic, we may be able
organize that for you, just ask.
In addition we are
within Van Isle Vet Hospital a full service facility which offers a
range of Veterinary care including:
Hip and Elbow images can be taken and sent to OFA or OVC for
certification prior to breeding. X-rays can also be a useful
tool for counting fetuses/confirming size of each puppy prior to
A Veterinarian as well as support staff
are on call 24/7 to provide
emergency care for your bitch in the event the need arises.
House Laboratory –
many blood tests can
be done in house
with results the same day.
Wellness Checks -
Vaccines, microchips, flight certs, health certs and de-worming. Home
or office visits available.