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Welcome to the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic
Located in Salmon Arm and Sorrento, British Columbia


Here for animals since 1973

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. Established in 1973, the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic has grown and developed throughout the years in order to meet the needs of our clients and the community we serve. For more than 40 years, your Salmon Arm/Shuswap/Sorrento veterinarian team have been active in building lasting relationships within the community.

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, compassionate care to you and your small and large animals.

For small animal care, there are 8 veterinarians who focus on the care of 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…

Do Dogs and Cats Need Dental Care? Although our pets need a healthy mouth and sound teeth, we sometimes let our pet’s oral and dental care slip. Poor oral hygiene can be the source of bad breath, gum disease and organ damage. Not only can this cause animals constant pain, it can actually shorten their lives. Taking care of your pet’s teeth means more than pleasant breath; it is a basic part of our wellness program and we can help. Read more…


Does your cat hate going to the vet? What are you doing to make the experience less stressful for your cat, and for yourself? Did you know that even the anticipation of a vet visit can make cat owners anxious, and cats, being the sensitive creatures they are, will pick up on that anxiety. At Shuswap Veterinary Clinic you’ll find doctors and support staff who are passionate about the care of cats. Cats are also brilliant at hiding any signs of illness and often by the time we spot the symptoms, the disease may already be in the advanced stages, which often makes treatment less effective and more costly.

Here are a few links to websites that may help with additional information. You’ll find at Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, we are introducing changes in the delivery of care that incorporate a better understanding of the cat’s distinct needs and behaviors.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

Cat Healthy – Cat Healthy is the only program in Canada that was created by Canada’s six local board-certified feline veterinary specialists

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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 24 hours a day, 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…

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For emergency situations, please call our office at 250-832-6069. We understand how busy your schedule can be, so when our doors close for the day, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is still available to you.  Our after hours answering service provides access to a on-call doctor.


  • Call the Salmon Arm Clinic: 250-832-6069 – to book an appointment for your pet.
  • In Sorrento dial: 250-675-0077 – Monday to Thursday
    • 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 Saturday only.
  • Sorrento: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm, closed from noon to 1pm.
    • 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 below 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.

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