Veterinarian, Dr. Rhett Mortenson (aka Rhett the Vet) started Coombs Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2008, after graduating from Massey University, New Zealand, in 2006. Shortly after returning from New Zealand he and his family settled in Parksville and founded Coombs Veterinary Hospital.
His special interests includes ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. In January 2021, Dr. Mortenson was accepted into the GPCert small animal surgery program through the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and is currently working towards an advanced degree in small animal surgery. He is married to his beautiful wife, Andrea, and lives in Coombs with their three children; Brooklynn, Kaylee and Jonah, along with their 2 dogs; Teddy, Mildred, and 3 cats; Tiki, Captain, and Pluto.
As a veterinarian and practice owner spare time is scarce but when it is available Dr. Rhett enjoys reading, spending time with his family and playing with his puppies. .