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.

We are hiring!

Client Care Specialist November 2016


Remembrance Day Hours

Friday November 11, 2017 West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed in honor of Remembrance Day.  

We will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday November 10 and be open again, for regular office hours at 8:15 on Monday November 14.

Meet our newest team member, Stephanie


Labor Day Weekend Hours

We love labor day... the last long weekend of the summer.  We hope you have some fun plans for this long weekend. Drs Rob and Elaine are going backpacking, Dr. April will be participating in the Seven Summits Mountain bike and Poker Run and several team members will be camping and enjoying time with family and friends.  Don't worry, we are leaving you in good hands if you have a pet emergency. The Castlegar Veterinary Hospital will be on call for emergencies for our clients this weekend.

August long weekend hours

The August long weekend is rapidly approaching and the weather looks like it is going to be a great weekend!  We hope you can enjoy it with your family and friends!  West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be closed for the long weekend holiday from 5pm on Friday July 29, 2016 until 8:15 am Tuesday August 2, 2016.

Ramblings of a small town vet

Behind the exam room door: ramblings of a small town vet