Companion Animals

Total Care

Here at Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, we provide the best care to help maintain your pet’s health. From vaccinations & nutrition 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. Review our “Itchy Skin” information piece as you’ll find many hints and explanations for causes itchy skin and what you can do about it. Jot down the observations on the basic history form as a reminder when you book your pets appointment. This will help the doctor in the diagnosis.


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 16 week rehabilitation instructions, including step-by-step video instruction. Contact the clinic to request a video example.  


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

Pets, just like people, require periodic dental cleaning and assessment. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the time they are 3 years of age. If you are interested in learning more, please click on this link to our Dental brochure. There is a great deal of information within the brochure and you can always contact the clinic if you have any questions. 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.

 Pet Euthanasia

One of the most difficult decisions any pet owner faces is when it is time to say goodbye to their beloved friend. The care team at Shuswap Veterinary Clinic provide you a compassionate, loving way to say goodbye whether at home or in our private quiet room at the clinic. We understand every family has their own personal way of facing end of life decisions and how they wish to memorialize their pet. Pet euthanasia services are only intended for senior or terminally ill pets, we do not provide convenience euthanasia services. For more details of our services and memorial options, please feel free to call the main clinic at 250-832-6069.  Our compassionate pet euthanasia services allows you to ensure the final moments with your furry companion are relaxed, peaceful and cherished. Please click on this link End of Life Plans” for more information.

Pet Loss Grief Support

Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion or family member, knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend. fortunately there are many resources available to cope with that grief and emptiness. In addition to the list on the back page of the End-of-life sheet, the Pet Loss Network offers a list of grief support resources in BC, Canada and International. Their website  can be reached by  clicking on this link Pet Loss Network