Our Mission and Values
Create a warm, welcoming foundation for health and positive change.
How It Started
Acacia health began in 2001 as the solo private practice of Dr. Pamela Hutchison, ND. Her original office was in the basement of a converted character house in downtown Victoria but that didn’t last long. Dr. Pam’s practice quickly grew and soon she was operating from the top floor of that same character house.
Within five years she had two new team members and in 2008 moved to the larger, platinum LEED-certified Dockside location. Acacia continued to expand dramatically and the Westside location was opened in 2016 to create the second location in the pair of thriving, multidisciplinary health clinics.
The Tree of Life
With its wide-spreading canopy, the Acacia tree provides shade and serves as a gathering place for people needing rest from the hot sun in Africa, Australia and the Middle East—countries where the tree is common. Animals know this tree indicates water is near, and they will follow a line of Acacia trees to a watering hole.
In Jewish and Egyptian traditions, the Acacia tree is the Tree of Life, which is variously construed to symbolize wisdom and calmness or to represent the places where communities gather to learn or to worship.
This plant symbolizes a coming together, the creation of community, and the values of wisdom and learning. It reflects the values we hold as a team of professionals.
Being respectful, active members of our local community matters. We embrace our responsibility as a local business to engage with, collaborate with and offer support to our partners and community members.
These are some of our partners and friends: