Welcome to Bow River Veterinary Center

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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. For over 20 years, 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.

Meet the Team

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.

Dog and Cat

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Pocket Pet

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Feline Focus

Your feline should feel fabulous all the time! Call us to learn more about our services, treatments, medications and nutrition plans that can make even the most aloof cats purr!


Walter would like to thank all the lovely staff at Bow River Vet for fitting him in on short notice! I called just after 9 as our dog was having bowel troubles while camping in Banff, and they saw him at 3:30. Everyone was super nice, and helpful.

— Denise Kathryn Lindsay

Excellent service and a care and attention to our pets that goes above and beyond. I do not hesitate to recommend them.

— Jennifer Considine

The staff is amazing. They are very accommodating. They are very helpful and great with following up any inquiries.

— Lil Mitt

I love going to Bow River Vet, they are always gentle with my dog peyto who is very afraid of going and always get great tips to help my dogs health.

— Alexander Andringa

Went to this place a day in advance on my appointment and they took my dog no problem. Very professional and nice staff. 5 star experience.

— Jhef Guevarra