Companion Animals

Total Care

Here at Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, we provide the best care to help maintain your pet’s health. From basic vaccinations & annual health examinations to dental care & orthopedic surgery, such as TPLO, our veterinarians are here to help your pet at every stage of life.

Bringing your pet for regular exams can keep them in their best shape. Veterinary Medical Associations recommend annual exams for every pet to detect medical conditions as early as possible. At Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, our exams may include the following, depending on your pet’s needs:

Complete Physical

Nose-to-tail exam: our veterinarians check your pet’s skin, fur, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, gums oral cavity, abdomen, paws, heart and lungs to make sure all is well. Adult pets should have physicals annually.

Shuswap Veterinary Clinic has 8 veterinarians who focus on the complete care of your dogs, cats, and other companion animals.

Skin Issues

Many of us have suffered with a skin issue at some point and our pets are no different. There are many reason why but the symptoms can drive our pets to severe scratching, biting and licking to find relief. Our goal is to help you and your pet. Read through the information on “Help Take Care of Your Pet’s Skin“. You’ll find many helpful hints and explanations of what causes itchy skin and what you can do about it. Then complete the Dermatology History Form before you book your veterinary appointment. This will help the doctor in the diagnosis.

Surgery

Our veterinarians and support staff are well trained and experienced in a wide range of surgical services and procedures for your cats and dogs.  Our team monitors your pet throughout the surgery and knows how to ensure your pet recovers well, with as little discomfort as possible.

Whether it is elective surgery, such as a spay or neuter, or an intestinal blockage, removing badder stones or lumps, or those involving bones, we are here to help. The most common orthopedic surgery we perform is a TPLO surgery or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, replacing the torn cruciate (ACL) ligament in dogs. We also repair fractures and broken limbs in both dogs and cats. For our TPLO procedure, you receive complete rehabilitation instructions, including step-by-step video instruction. Contact the clinic to request a video example.  

Vaccinations

Vaccinations and annual exams are an important part of your pet’s health. Find out what you can expect when you take your pet in for his or her vaccination appointment. What To Expect- A Vaccination Appointment

For accidents and injuries, we have veterinarians fully qualified in internal medicine and surgery to help your pet recover. We also have in-house capabilities to perform extensive laboratory tests as well as medical imaging including radiology and ultrasonography.

Dental Care

For your pet’s dental needs, we offer regular examinations, dental cleaning and scaling, and extractions when necessary. Why Do Dogs and Cats Need Dental Care…

Adoption Exams

If you’ve recently adopted a pet from a local shelter, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic will provide a free wellness exam for your new companion within 7 days of the adoption, with proper documentation. This will help you identify any underlying medical issues that need to be corrected to get your pet off to a great start in their new home.

In the event of an emergency, we have a veterinarian on call twenty four hours a day, every day of the year.

Our goal is to keep your pets healthy so you can enjoy their love and companionship for many years.