Welcome Dr. April Hahn

The staff of west kootenayanimal hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. April Hahn to our team

Dr. Hahn graduated from the Ontario Veterinary college in 2007 and brings a wealth of experience to our practice.

Our team is excited to be working with Dr. Hahn and looks forward to introducing her to all of our clients and patients.

A Sad Farewell to Dr. Leanne Sackney

To Our Clients and Friends,

Jerky Dog Treat Recall

Two retailers of chicken jerky dog treats in the States have voluntarily recalled several brands. This is after New York state agriculture officials said they may be contaminated with unapproved antibiotics.

Professional Pet Products

Does Scruffy need some boots for winter or does Fluffy need a new food dish? We can now order in some products and if you are interested come on in and look at the catalogue and we can order the items for you. The items may take up to 2 weeks to arrive upon order.

Information on Fleas

Fleas lead very complicated lives for such small pests and can be difficult to get rid of.  Adult fleas spend almost all their time on the pet.  Fleas need to eat frequently, as often as once every 5 minutes, and will not usually leave the host unless forced to by overcrowding or unpleasant conditions such as wetting or bathing.  Adult fleas feed, mate and begin laying eggs approximately 36 hours after hatching.

A Day at the Dentist: Veterinary Dentistry

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Diamond Pet Foods Recall

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has sent out a pet food recall on Diamond Pet Foods, due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Spay and Neuter Sponsorship in Mexico

West Kootenay Animal Hospital is sponsoring a 4 day spay and neuter clinic in memory of a long time volunteer, Ginny Rose.

The mobile MASH unit of veterinarians from PEACE Mexico will be bringing their skills and expertise to help the animals in the small community of San Blas Mexico this February.

Holiday Dangers and Your Pet


Halloween Safety Tips

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1.