COVID 19 NOTICE Due to the COVID 19 virus, we have taken significant precautions to ensure the safety of clients, doctors and staff. Effective March 23, 2020 our Sorrento clinic is temporarily closed. Please contact Shuswap Veterinary Clinic in Salmon Arm for veterinary care, medications or food your pet requires.
We’re here for you when you need us!
Please use the above links to access online forms to request prescriptions and food or an internal parasite, flea/tick prevention medication form.
The Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is a full-service mixed animal veterinary clinic dedicated to the health and well-being of your animals- both large and small. After serving the region for more than 45 years, the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic has a team with incredible wealth of experience, knowledge and passion. With a team of 13 dedicated small animal, mixed animal and large animal doctors overseeing patient care, a dedicated team of support staff, a suite of dental, surgical and diagnostic equipment, the clinic is well positioned to serve your companion pet or large animal needs .
Our veterinarians and staff members all have one goal in mind: to provide the best care for your animals. Whether your animal is a cat, dog, cow, horse, or something in between, our veterinarians and staff take pride in providing professional service and competent care for you and your small and large animals.
For small animal care, we have 8 veterinarians to care for your dogs, cats, and other companion animals. Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is also fortunate to have two mixed animal veterinarians who enjoy helping animals of any size, from pocket pets to horses.
From annual health examinations to dental services to orthopedic surgery such as cruciate ligament repair, our small animal veterinarians are here to help your pet at every stage of life. Read more…
For large animal care, the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic has 2 full time farm animal veterinarians, and two full time mixed (both farm and companion animal) veterinarians to look after regular preventative care as well as any emergencies that might occur. Our after hours on-call service is available 365 days of the year. For equine services read more…
Comprehensive Herd Health Services
The focus here is keeping your farm animals healthy by regular, planned visits from a veterinarian who knows you, your farm, and your herd. We are pleased to partner with you to help you keep your animals healthy and productive. Read more…
ON-CALL AFTER HOURS
We’re here when you need us! For After-Hours situations, please call our office at 250-832-6069 and our answering service will put you in touch with our on-call veterinarian 365 days a year. We understand emergencies happen after the doors close for the day, and Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is here when you need us. Have peace of mind knowing veterinary services are only a phone call away as our after-hours answering service provides access to a on-call doctor. Sometimes pet emergencies require multiple trained support staff, veterinarians and overnight continual monitoring to provide the best possible outcome and in the best interest of your pet. In these cases, your SVC on-call veterinarian will refer you to Fairfield Animal Hospital in Kelowna.
Salmon Arm Clinic
250-832-6069 – to book an appointment for your pet. Or simply use the online booking form.
250-675-0077 – Tuesday to Friday (Note: temporarily closed for now)
For Farm Animals, please call our dedicated farm desk: 250-832-1114
Our Service Hours Are:
Salmon Arm: 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, closed from noon to 1pm on each day for now due to COVID protocols.
Sorrento: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, closed from noon to 1pm. (Note: temporarily closed for now)
**Vet availability in Sorrento is two or three days per week.
We often get asked if we offer any payment plans?
Unfortunately, we do not offer any in clinic payment plans. We request that you pay for services provided at the time of your pet’s visit. If you have any questions about our payment policy, please feel free to ask. It’s a good idea to include the cost of veterinary care in your annual expenses. However, we understand that this sometimes isn’t possible.
For your convenience, we do accept major credit cards, as well as veterinary insurance plans, which can help cover many routine and emergency services. For those who need some financial assistance to meet the needs of their pets needs there is IFinance, a financial lending company for medical health care for pets. As we do not offer in clinic payment plans for services, we recommend the services of PetCard – veterinary financing. Click on the logo above to access their on-line application form.
Pet Health Insurance
We get asked all the time about pet health insurance. “Should we get it or not?”
This is what we always tell our clients….
- We receive no direct benefit from insurance companies for signing up patients or marketing their products.
- Our health recommendations are no different if a pet is on insurance or not on insurance. We always recommend what is in the best interest of the pet regardless.
- Studies show that pets with pet insurance statistically receive more frequent care than those who are not. Many variables need to be considered before committing to a pet insurance plan. Your veterinary team can provide some direction.
There are lots of choices out there for pet insurance and we have done our research on the options available. There are many options available for you to research. We recommend Petsecure or Trupanion. Click on the link below to access their website, determine which fits your needs and receive a free quote.