COVID 19 NOTICE Due to the COVID 19 virus, we have taken significant precautions to ensure the safety of clients, doctors and staff.
Both our Salmon Arm and Sorrento clinics are open. Please contact either clinic 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 16 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 10 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 farm animal care, the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic has 3 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
To our valued clients:
As our community and surrounding areas grow, we want to ensure our clients and patients receive the quality of care they’ve come to expect from Shuswap Veterinary Clinic. As a result, we’ve implemented some changes to our after-hours call service for small animals, effective April 16, 2021.
Clients with a small animal emergency should call our clinic directly at (250) 832-6069. If you are calling after 5 p.m., you will have the option to speak directly to a veterinary professional. This is a new service we are offering that we believe will improve the care for your pet and also provide reassurance to you. This service will help you decide if your pet needs to be seen or if they can be monitored at home until the next business day (video conferencing will be an option). For clients who call between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., this service is still available, but if your pet needs to be seen by a veterinarian, we will direct you to Fairfield Animal Hospital in Kelowna – a 24-hour care facility.
Please note: We can only provide urgent care and after-hours service to our regular, active clients. This is anyone who has brought their pet into the clinic within the last three years for a wellness exam (check up, vaccines, etc.). We appreciate and value the commitment from our current clients and need to ensure they take priority when their pets are ill or injured. Unfortunately, those who we haven’t seen in the last three years will be directed to other clinics, and if it’s urgent, to Fairfield Animal Hospital in Kelowna. We welcome new patients and encourage you to bring them in for a check-up so we can meet your pet and register them in our system. If do you require after-hours service, we will then be able to see your pet.
If you’re referred to Fairfield Animal Hospital, please know that clinic offers a full complement of staff who can provide continual monitoring to ensure the best outcome for your pet. Our goal is to ensure your pet receives the best treatment possible, no matter the time of day or night. This will ensure round-the-clock care for pets in distress and will provide peace of mind for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Our after-hours service for our large animal/livestock clients remains unchanged.
If you need a vet after hours, please continue to contact the clinic at 250-832-6069 and listen to the service options available,
We thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate the trust you place in us. As your family veterinarians, we look forward to providing your animals with the care they deserve, now and in the future.
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: Clinic is closed from noon to 1pm)
For Farm Animals, please call our dedicated farm desk: 250-832-1114
Our Service Hours Are:
Salmon Arm: 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. On Saturdays, the clinic is closed from noon until 1 pm.
Sorrento: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, closed from noon to 1pm.
**Vet availability in Sorrento is two or three days per week. If you’re phoning to book an appointment in Sorrento, please tell reception that you need to be seen in Sorrento.
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.