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Phone 403.678.9595

Where care & compassion are more than just words

The BRVC is a long-standing Canmore business that has worked diligently for over 20 years to provide high quality and compassionate veterinary care for clients in the Bow Valley.

Closed Waiting Room Policy

As per government direction, we will be implementing a closed door policy.

For scheduled appointments, we are asking clients to call our direct line 403-678-9595 when they arrive. A receptionist will perform a check in over the phone and once complete, a staff member will come to your car to retrieve your pet. During the appointment, a doctor can phone conference with you from your vehicle, if needed. Only medically necessary and emergency cases will be seen at this time.

For food orders and prescription refills, please call ahead to place your order and process payment. Payments can be made over the phone. No cash will be accepted at this time. When you are ready for pickup, call and we will leave your order outside the door. Please note that the food distributors are currently not accepting food returns.

My Vet Store is now available to all of our our clients. Orders can be sent directly to your door, or picked up in store. To create an account, register at https://www.myvetstore.ca/

Boarding and grooming services have been suspended until further notice.

We are doing our part to keep the community safe by social distancing, and we appreciate your efforts to assist us. Our goal is to keep everyone protected so we can continue to care for your loved ones.


Your friends at Bow River Veterinary Centre

Revised hours of operation for March due to staff shortages:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone 403.678.9595

We know that your pets are important to you; we want you to know that your pets are important to us too, and we promise to provide you and your pets with the best veterinary care that they can receive.

We offer a full range of services in one easy-to-find location in Canmore. Our practice provides compassionate care, behaviour training, boarding kennels, dental care, examinations, grooming, laboratory services, spaying/neutering, surgery, ultrasound, vaccinations, x-rays, and an extensive retail shop for everything your dog or cat might desire including bedding, collars & leashes, cat meats, kibble, and toys.

No one likes visiting the vet, but our clients and their parents travel to us from Canmore, Banff, Calgary, and even British Columbia to receive the pet care they know they can depend on.

"What an absolutely wonderful veterinary clinic. My words can't begin to express how thankful I am for Dr. John Williamson and all the staff at the Bow River Veterinary Centre. Everyone took such great care of my Daisy and made …" — Christine L, Canmore
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