The Elephant in the Room

I am going to let you in on a little secret, I live to eat.  Yes, I definitely fall into the camp, live to eat rather than eat to live.

Welcome Summer Students

We are very excited to welcome two summer interns at West Kootenay Animal Hospital this summer.  Joselyn Reyolds is from Rossland, BC.  She is currently attending Queens University and completing an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences with the hope of attending veterinary school in the future.  Weston Gobbett has just completed his third year at Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Weston grew up in Grand Forks, BC and is very excited to be part of our team this summer.

Easter Hours

The clinic will be closed at 5 pm on Thursday March 24 until 8 am Tuesday March 29, 2016. If you have a veterinary emergency over the Easter weekend, please call 250-364-1910 and follow the instructions given. Wishing all of our clients and their four legged family members a wonderful Easter weekend.

Dentistry Myth Busters: Anesthesia-Free Dentistry


Family Day Holiday - Clinic Hours

The clinic will be closed Monday February 8, 2016 for the Family Day Holiday.  If you have a veterinary emergency over the Family day long weekend, please call the clinic at 250-364-1910 and follow the directions given, to reach a doctor on call.  The office will reopen at 8:15 am on Tuesday February 9, 2016.  Have a wonderful Family Day!

Win a dental care basket!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! This year, West Kootenay Animal Hospital will be giving away two gift baskets filled with dental care products and treats.  One basket for cats and one for dogs.  How do you get in on this fun give away, you ask?  All you have to do is to call and schedule your pet for a dental procedure during the month of February.  Dental cleanings, dental xrays and dental extractions that are scheduled during February 2016, are all eligible.  Winners will be notified and announced on our facebook page in March 2016.

Holiday Office Hours

As 2015 draws to a close the entire team at West Kootenay Animal Hospital wants to extend our sincere thanks for choosing us as your pets health care team.  It is an honor and priviledge to work with such dedicated pet parents whose pets are true family members.

Over Christmas and New Years the hospital will be closed on December 24, 25, 25, 27 and again on December 31, January 1, January 2 and January 3.  On all other days between Christmas and New Years we will be open for regular office hours 8 am to 5 pm. 

Home is where the heart is

It is with sad hearts that we announce Brittany will be leaving us to return to her home town of Regina.  Brittany joined the team at West Kootenay Animal Hospital in February 2015 and immediately made clients and pets feel at home when they arrived at West Kootenay Animal Hospital.  Her positive energy and laughter will be missed by the entire team, but we understand her need to be home with her family in Saskatchewan right now.  Good Luck Brittany, we know you will succeed at whatever adventure lies ahead!

We're Hiring!

Looking for a position where you can put down roots and be part of a fun and dedicated team?  If you have a passion for people and their four-legged friends, can “keep calm and carry on” in a heated situation and possess the skills for creative problem solving, then we want to hear from you!  As part of our reception team you will be responsible for keeping our daily operations running smoothly, greeting people

Lessons Learned from the Animals in my life

Today I had the good fortune to enjoy a day off and a morning hike with my two dogs, Maisy and Stella.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year and as I enjoyed the beautiful day and watching my dogs run through the forest, it struck me how much we can learn from the animals in our lives.  I hope you will allow me to take a moment and share some of these lessons with you.