Welcome to Bow River Veterinary Center

Where Care and Compassion are more than just words.

The Bow River Veterinary Centre is a long-standing practice located in the beautiful community of Canmore, Alberta. Our team has worked diligently to provide high-quality and compassionate veterinary care and emergency services for cherished pets in the Bow Valley and surrounding areas since 1995. Our clients and patients have travelled to us from Canmore, Banff, Calgary, and nearby B.C. towns to receive the pet care they know they can depend on.

We understand that your pet is an extended member of your family. For this reason, our team of experienced veterinary practitioners and knowledgeable support staff are dedicated to providing you and your four-legged friend with the best veterinary care possible.

Our practice offers a full range of services in one easy-to-find location in Canmore, including emergency services, examinations, vaccinations, deworming, dental procedures, general surgery, laboratory services, ultrasound, radiography and dog grooming. Bow River Veterinary Centre also has emergency services and an after-hours triage service so that we can offer emergency veterinary support for your pets 24/7!

Bow River Veterinary Centre also has an extensive Online Store with many products that your furry friend might desire, including prescription diets, treats, supplements, grooming essentials, collars and leashes, toys and more.

 As pet owners, we understand how precious and cherished our furry friends are. Taking care of them, protecting them, and keeping them safe and comfortable the best, we can always be our top priority. We will care for your beloved pet the same as we would care for our own. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your next consultation. Feel free to contact us at 403-678-9595 if you have any questions about our services.

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Our Pet Care Services

We offer a wide range of services, including medical, diagnostic, surgical, and preventive health care needs for your pets so that they can live a longer, happier life.

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Pocket Pet

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Unlock your pet’s health potential through proper nutrition.

Schedule an appointment today and request personalized nutrition advice for your pet.

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Make the most of your next visit to the vet!

Ask about our parasite prevention options and wellness testing – an evaluation of your pet’s current health.

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From the front staff to the vets and assistants....all are friendly, definitely animal lovers and genuinely care about your pet! I brought little Lucy in for her first check up and had her spade at Bow River Vet in March of 2020 and kept up her visits all through COVID…

— Lorel Hammerstad

A wonderful place to take your pets if you want them well taken care of. The veterinarians and all staff are so dedicated and kind. My 14yr old little Havanese, Gandalf passed away a few weeks ago, and they could not have been more compassionate. Should I ever have another…

— Maxine Kendall

Great vet experience, we are from out of the province and needed to bring our puppy in to a vet. They got her in right away and it was great service. Very quick response from the vet and as promised, a follow up call the next day to see how…

— Trish Mcguire

We weren’t a client, just passing through when my dog needed to be euthanized. This clinic not only got us in on extremely short notice but one of the staff hung out with our daughter so both myself and my husband could be there with our dog in her final…

— S E

Lovely clinic. Every one was friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend. My baby girl was nervous but relaxed quite easily.

— Desert Bloom Studio (jennifer)