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Dr. Michaela Bartolini

Locum Veterinarian
Dr. Michaela was born and raised in Southwestern Ontario. Michaela graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario with distinction in 2012. She began her veterinary career as a mixed animal veterinarian in a large practice in southwestern Ontario and transitioned to small animal practice where she has been splitting her time between general practice and locum emergency medicine work over the past few years. She and her husband have always loved the mountains, and they recently jumped at the opportunity to move to beautiful Alberta to pursue a more active lifestyle and enjoy all of the outdoor activities the Rockies have to offer. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, and emergency medicine. When not in the clinic, she is likely out hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horseback riding, or in general enjoying Alberta and BC’s beautiful scenery whenever she can! Come in to the clinic anytime to say hello to Dr. Michaela, and don’t be surprised if you run into her on the trails around Canmore with her two dogs; Bowie (a very quirky but adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Tucker (the most laid back Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the world). Dr. Michaela is thrilled to be joining the team at the Bow Valley Vet Centre and is looking forward to getting to know the residents of Canmore and Banff and their four legged family members.

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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