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Phone 403.678.9595 | After hours emergencies call 403.678.7026

Services

Everything Your Pet Needs Under One Roof

At Bow River Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on providing a full range of services to meet all the needs of your pets

AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY CARE

There have been some changes to our on-call emergency services.

Both Bow River Veterinary Centre and Canmore Veterinary Hospital will be sharing on-call duties. Depending on the given week, you will be directed to one of these practices, regardless of which animal hospital you frequent. All follow-up appointments will be with your usual hospital.

Between our closing hours and 11 pm the Bow Valley on call veterinarian (Either BRVC or CVH depending on the on-call schedule) will attend to the emergency in question.

Between the hours of 11pm and 8am all emergency calls will be directed to Western Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Centre in Calgary for evaluation.

This is to triage incoming calls that require immediate veterinary attention.

  • If deemed a LIFE THREATENING emergency the on-call veterinarian will see the patient in Canmore once Western contacts the Dr on duty.
  • If deemed NOT an IMMEDIATE emergency a few options are available; either an appointment at Western that evening/early morning, or an appointment at your veterinary hospital the following day.

If you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Surgery

Our clinic offers a wide range of surgical services including:

  • Routine elective surgical procedures, such as spays and neuters
  • Dental cleaning and surgery
  • Emergency surgery
  • We proudly maintain a close relationship with Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Audrey Remedios. Dr. Remedios performs specialty surgical procedures in our clinic on a case by case basis.

Behaviour: Training & Consultations

At Bow River Veterinary Centre we know that proper training enables you and your family to have a happy, healthy, and lasting bond with your pet.

Puppy classes are held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm at the clinic. It is a drop in class and it is offered at no charge by the Bow Valley SPCA.


Digital Ultrasound & Radiographs

Our clinic is equipped with state of the art digital dental x-ray and ultrasonography equipment in order to provide your pet with the highest quality medical care available. With this non-invasive imaging we are able to quickly assess your pet’s treatment needs.

Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist Dr. Kim Hawkes will be available for echocardiograms & breed screening exams on a case to case basis.

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Examinations and Vaccinations

Annual physical exams and vaccines are an integral part of keeping your pet healthy. Please call to book an appointment with one of our veterinarians today so we can create an individualized health plan to meet the needs of you and your pet.

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Laboratory

Bow River Veterinary Center offers in-house laboratory diagnostic services, including hematology, chemistry, clotting, and blood gas analysis.

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Boarding

Have peace of mind while you are away knowing we will treat your pet as we would our own. We have staff onsite 365 days a year to walk, feed, and care for your dog or feline companions.

Boarding drop-off and pick-up times are as follows:

  • During regular daily business hours
  • Sundays and Holidays at the back door between 8:30am - 11:00am OR between 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Grooming

Bow River Veterinary Centre offers full grooming services to keep your pets looking their best. Our fantastic groomer is able to accommodate special requests for styling, so please let us know of any grooming specifications upon booking.

Retail

We have an extensive retail section including:

  • Wide variety of life stage and specialty prescription pet food
  • Dog and cat treats and toys
  • Bedding and kennels
  • Apparel
  • Grooming tools
  • Leashes, collars, harnesses
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"The staff is absolutely great with animals. Our dog,as some may know, is stupid friendly to everything....but other dogs and they are ok with that. They always bend over backwards for Banff and we truly appreciate it. Don ..." — Tod C, Canmore
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