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Animal Hospital

A huge thank you to the communities of the Bow Valley for the support and encouragement to grow and expand! You are choosing something new that is locally based. Welcome!

 

Our hospital location has expanded with the philosophy originally applied to the mobile clinic and a focus on the elements that most directly contribute to your pets health and wellness.  To most people the joys of caring for life’s best companions are centred on a mutual trust and bond which is not only wonderful to us but also crucial to our companion’s well being.  Many aspects of our hospital have been uniquely designed with this in mind.  Mountain Animal Hospital is a community first clinic outfitted with the most modern equipment, skills, and approach to make the experience as best as possible for your pet and you.  Visit us as we continue something new with our best on behalf of your pet!

Hospital Services

Whether you have a new puppy or kitten, or an elderly pet, Mountain Veterinary Care has experienced and knowledgeable staff to assist you in achieving maximum health throughout their years.

At Mountain Animal Hospital we take an evidenced based approach to tailoring the best recommendations to suit the lifestyle and travel of your pet.  These significantly vary the preventative health needs of your pet and so we are committed to getting to know your furry friend.  Their story is important to us.

Preventative Health Care and Quality of Life Care

Whether you have a new puppy or kitten, or an elderly pet, Mountain Animal Hospital has experienced and knowledgeable staff to assist you in achieving maximum health throughout their years and visiting a hospital doesn’t have to be stressful. Core vaccines against endemic viruses and protection against internal and external parasites no longer require leaving your home.  At Mountain Mobile we take an evidenced based approach to tailoring the best recommendations to suit the lifestyle and travel of your pet.  These significantly vary the preventative health needs of your pet and so we are committed to getting to know your furry friend.  Their story is important to us. Here is a sample of preventative health services we offer:

 

  • Vaccinations

  • Parasite Prevention

  • Preventive Health Care

  • Behaviour and 

  • Maintenance of Dental and joint health

  • Microchipping

  • Nutrition and Weight Management

  • Fear Free/Low Stress Handling

Dental

Dogs and cats may not look like their owners but they require the same dental care as humans.  This includes regular brushing and full dental cleaning.  Dental disease is more than just bad breath, loose or broken teeth, yellow/brown teeth, red/inflamed or bleeding gums, or excessive drooling and can affect the overall health and well being of your pet.

We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental x-rays.  This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line we may not otherwise see.  Most importantly we are skilled in diagnosing and treating conditions.

Call or email us today to book a dental checkup and see how we can help you and your pet maintain or achieve a healthy mouth.

Surgery

We are now able to offer in-house, a full gamut of surgical procedures, whether routine such as spay/neuter procedures or more advanced. Examples of soft tissue surgeries include but are not limited to internal/external biopsies, internal or external tumor removals, foriegn body removal, functional eye lid repairs, trauma/wound care.  We are also able to surgically address many joint,ligament/tendon/bone repairs.  

 

If needed we will suggest when a referral to a specialist (board certified veterinary surgeon) is ideal to perform complex operations as we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.

X-Rays

X rays are a great non-invasive way of imaging internal structures from lungs to gas pockets in the bowels to bone and joint issues.  Using digital x-rays allows our animal health team to diagnose internal injuries, fractures and many other issues that may not present during an exam.

   

We use x-rays alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to aid us in providing you with the most in depth information and your pet the best care.

To avoid blurry images, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken.  In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet.  If you have questions about what to expect during your pets procedure don't hesitate to ask.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is another non-invasive diagnostic tool  and one of the best ways of assessing internal organs and structures using high frequency sound waves.

Ultrasound is dependent on the quality of the equipment and the technical and medical skills of the doctor.  Mountain Veterinary Care brings together the gold standard in veterinary imaging machines with doctors experienced in internal and emergency medicine and with advanced ultrasound training

Laboratory

We do diagnostic testing both in hours and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.  The ability to obtain rapid results the same day is especially valuable for ill or injured animals.  Our in-house testing laboratory is equipped to perform:

  • CBC (Complete Blood Counts)

  • Blood Chemistry

  • Urinalysis

  • Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing

  • Heart marker testing
     

Critical Care and Emergency Services

Unfortunately, pet emergencies happen all the time and they usually occur when we least expect them.  The most important thing is knowing where to turn in your time of need.  We are equipped and skilled in the life saving interventions needed during these most stressful and critical moments.

Some common pet emergencies include:

  • difficulty breathing

  • broken bones

  • cuts, punctures or lacerations

  • diarrhea or vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours or contains blood

  • difficulty urination

  • swollen abdomen

  • ingestion or a toxic substance or foreign object

  • Trauma or accident (example hit by car)

  • Seizures 

  • Heat stroke and hypothermia

  • unconsciousness or collapse

Click here if you are encountering one of these concerns after hours: 

End of Life Care

At the most heart wrenching time in a pet’s life we are here for your pet and family.  Saying goodbye to a cherished family member can be very difficult and our goal is to make this transition as comfortable and stress free as possible for your pet.  We are here to honor their dignity and make this transition as peaceful and comforting as possible with family.