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Dr. Katya Melnick

Veterinarian

I grew up in Pinawa, Manitoba on the Winnipeg River where I obtained a love for nature and the outdoors. I received my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before completing my veterinary degree in 2019 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. After graduation, I spent a year working at a small animal general practice and emergency/specialty clinic in Lake Country, BC.

I have now settled down in Canmore and am enjoying getting to know everyone and their pets. I have particular interests in nutrition, wellness, emergency medicine, and working with clients to find a solution for their pet’s problems together. When I’m not in the clinic you can usually find me on the mountain bike trails, on the chairlift, or in the back-country.

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Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre