Valley Medical Laboratories is a community-based medical laboratory that is proud to have been serving the residents and health care providers of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley since 1969.
Our lab was founded by two pathologists, Dr. Duncan Innes and Dr. Des Morrow, operating out of a small second-floor location at the foot of Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna for many years before moving to its current location. At the beginning, they employed one technologist to do collection and testing, while family members were often enlisted to look after cleaning and bookkeeping.
Since its humble beginnings, our lab has expanded to include over 150 staff members in 14 locations serving patients across the Okanagan Valley (Osoyoos, Penticton, Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Winfield, Vernon and Lumby). We remain owned and operated by a group of pathologists that live and work in the Okanagan.
We diligently try to keep Drs. Innes’ and Morrow’s vision of Valley Labs alive – we are firstly a medical practice, each of our patients matters greatly to us, we remain steadfastly locally owned, and we work hard to respond to the needs of our health care providers and communities while keeping bureaucracy to a minimum.