Dr. Natalie Gage was born and raised in Central Saanich and is thrilled to return to the island to work as an associate veterinarian at Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital. Prior to graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Dr. Gage worked as a wildlife rehabilitator, caring for injured and orphaned wildlife in BC including raccoons, deer, and raptors to name a few! Dr. Gage’s areas of interest include feline medicine, geriatrics and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Gage is a Fear Free Certified Practitioner who is passionate about working with owners to make veterinary visits as positive as possible. Along with Dr. McDowell, Dr. Gage volunteers with the Vets for Pets program at Our Place, providing free veterinary care to the pets of homeless people in Victoria. In her free time, Natalie enjoys trail running, hiking, reading and keeping her pitbull Mika and her three-legged cat Izzy out of trouble!