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. 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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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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I was in Banff for a quick walk with my small yorkshire when he was attacked by 3 very aggressive dogs. Although the dogs were on a leash, they were so strong that the owner fell down and he was dragged while the attack happened. So my visit to the…

— Sicilia Ferreira Judice

Everyone I’ve encountered has been so helpful and kind. Just got my pup groomed there for the first time and Alex did an amazing job. I feel confident my dog will be well taken care of. I highly recommend bringing your furry friends here.

— Michelle Overall

Staff were all very kind and compassionate. Thank you so much to Dr Goodfellow and Tom Keegan for helping us say goodbye to our beloved 13 year old black lab Mabel. We arrived as a walk in emergency and they were quick calm and so caring. Thank you for being there…

— Julia Smith

We have been patients of this vet since moving to Canmore in October and we cannot say enough good things about them! All the staff are amazing with our dog, Olive. She actually enjoys going to the vet!

— Joshua Buckle

The entire staff at Bow River Veterinary is amazing. So friendly, patient, helpful and knowledgeable. Dr Melnick always listens to any concerns, and takes the time to explain everything to us. We know our high maintenance, hot mess Boston Terrier Walter is always in good hands and we trust them…

— Jess Pastorek