August Long weekend Hours

West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed from 5pm on Friday August 4, 2017 until 8:15 am on Tuesday August 8, 2017 for the long weekend.  

We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend but in the event of an emergency a doctor on call can be reached by calling 250-364-1910 and follow the directions given.  


Canada Day Holiday Hours

West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed for the 2017 Canada Day Holiday Friday June 30 at 5pm and will reopen Tuesday July 3 at 8:15 am.  

If you have an veterinary emergency during the holiday weekend, please call 250-364-1910 and follow the instructions given to reach a doctor on call.  Please note that holiday weekends can be very busy and we appreciate your patience.  Leave a message as instructed and someone will call you back as soon as they are available.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Victoria Day Weekend Hospital Hours

West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed for the Victoria day holiday from Friday May 19 through Monday May 22, 2017.  We will reopen for regular office hours at 8:15 on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Volunteering in Botswana

There is no doubt that our typical North American "fur babies" lead pampered lives. As veterinarians it is a privilege to be able to help keep these loved members of your family healthy and happy and we truly appreciate and value the trust you place in our team.  While there are pets in need right here at home, there is also a great need for veterinary care in many developing nations around the world.  This year, Drs.

Easter Hours 2017

Just a reminder that West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed for the Easter holiday from Friday April 14 through Monday April 17.  We will reopen for regular office hours at 8:15 on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

If you are a client at West Kootenay Animal Hospital and have an emergency over Easter please call 250-364-1910.  Follow the directions given to reach a doctor on call.  Be sure to leave a message with your name, your pets name and the type of emergency and the doctor will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

The Equitation Initiative

Full disclosure:  I lead a life of privilege. And, if you are reading this, most likely you do as well.

Volunteering with the Equitarian Initiative

Equitarian Initiative is a non-profit organization established by equine veterinarians to sustainably improve working equid health by harnessing the passion and expertise of volunteer veterinarians. This is a group of veterinarians and caregivers looking to provide education, leadership and assistance to the working equid and by extension their families. It is estimated that there are 100 million working equids in the developing world.

Happy New Year!

We hope 2017 is the best year ever, filled with health, happiness and all the things that bring joy to your heart.  We would like to remind you of our hours over the New Year Holiday weekend:

Christmas Season Hours

Happy Holidays to all the amazing clients and pets of West Kootenay Animal Hospital.  Regardless of how you celebrate the season, we hope you can find time for the important people (and pets) in your life and time to reflect on all the blessings that you have received in 2016.  The team at West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be enjoying some time off to recharge and share the joys of the season with our special people (and pets) too! 

Welcome to Dr. Stanton

The entire team would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member, Dr. Christel Stanton.