Dr. Stacey Gastis Dr. Stacey was born and raised in Toronto and developed a real love for the outdoors in high school with the canoe club. He was very interested in wildlife in his early university studies. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1991 he moved to Comox BC in 1993 with his wife Dr. Whelan. The early days had Sunrise Vet as a mobile clinic and surgery with regular visits to the outlying islands, then a 14 year stay as a small animal clinic in Merville BC. In 2010 he relocated Sunrise Veterinary Clinic to Comox at it's current location on the corner of Guthrie Rd. and Shamrock Pl. in what was the old Coast Realty building. He continues to volunteer his medicine and surgery expertise at the MARS wild bird centre helping injured wild birds return to their homes after fracture repair. His interest in the area of compassionate dog and cat behaviour training lead him to begin puppy socialization classes (kindergarten) where he currently teaches new pet owners about a kinder way to understand dogs and cats. He teaches children in school visits about the care of their pets 'great and small' helping to broaden their understanding of our relationship to pets. He currently lives with his wife and co-owner of Sunrise Vet Dr.Tammi Whelan, their two boys, two Newfoundlands Joey and Clara, the kitty 'Professor' , horses and of course chickens in Comox.