About Us

Linking Long Term Care to the Friends that Matter Most

Centred in Canmore and Servicing the Bow Valley and communities of Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis and Morley, Mountain Animal Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Care was born in 2020 out of a sense of community and commitment in the midst of the COVID-19 Crisis.  

 

We were supported and received such a tremendous response that we have expanded our services we are able to provide to the Bow Valley to include surgical and dental care services, and within 2 years have expanded from an innovative mobile practice to include a fully equipped hospital.

 

Our Mission

To bring a new approach to pet health care.  We believe that by minimizing the stress level of our patients we create an environment for a better quality of care.

As part of your community serving the Bow Valley in Canmore, Banff, and surrounding areas, we connect families with highly skilled doctors with life experience to appreciate the deep bond people have with their furry companions.

Arising from the hardships of the pandemic affecting our community, we serve with compassion and insight, from our home to yours.

 
 

Our Team

Dr. Nathan Bernadet

Founder of MMVC

Dr. Nathan has made his home in the Bow Valley for much of the last decade and has been working locally for years before branching away from corporate models with something new in the start of Mountain Vet Care.  With a strong background of 15 years in internal and emergency medicine, advanced surgery and dentistry skills, and ultrasound training/experience, Dr. Nathan believes that the best care can only be delivered by combining experience and expertise with a compassionate approach to health.  A longtime proponent that reducing stress and protecting the emotional bond of people with their pets delivers better health care, he responded to the hardships of the COVID-19 crisis to become the first Fear Free Certified Veterinarian in the Bow valley and the first application for a new Veterinary Service in Alberta since the outbreak.

Wanting to make Canmore his home since his first visit as a child, Dr. Nathan’s journey here has been an exciting one.  He grew up in a small town in the mountains of Northern BC with some years in Zambia. His interest in animals grew early with having many pets. Over the course of his youth he started and ran a government sanctioned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and rehabilitated rescue dogs.  After completing his undergrad with honours in 2004, he graduated with his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

After serving in rural practice, he transitioned to companion animal medicine and surgical care and built on his strengths of combining compassion with critical thinking in a variety of clinical settings.  A big proponent of continuing education, he has extensive experience and training in dental, surgery, ultrasound, and emergency care. His background and life experience bode well as he focuses on his patients by addressing their immediate and life-changing concerns whether that be a complicated dental procedure, a life-improving surgery, complex medical case, or an acute injury.

For both his patients and life in general, “make every day count” is Dr. Nathan’s motto. Quality of life and providing that to his patients is his top concern.  In his few days off he can be found in the mountains hiking, climbing, skiing, or kayaking, or at home doing intricate woodwork.  

Michelle

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