Furry first aid: Veterinarians and animal clinics in Calgary

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The city’s veterinary clinics and animal hospitals provide a wide variety ofservices for pets from beagles to budgies. Full-service veterinary clinics offer conventional examinations, vaccinations, lab work and surgeries while small clinics offer preventative care and deal with less serious ailments and injuries. And 24-hour facilities are available. Here are a few top veterinary facilities.

Signal Hill Animal Clinic

416-1919 Sirocco Dr SW, Calgary AB T3H 2Y3

A small practice with a big heart. That’s what you’ll find at Signal Hill Animal Clinic. The American Animal Hospital Association accredited south west clinic on Sirocco Drive Southwest has been in operation since 1990. Its small, experienced team offers a full range of services including primary care, emergency, dental, surgical, and digital x-rays as well as carrying food and other pet products. Online appointment bookings are available. Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm.

Tuscany Veterinary Hospital Ltd

1058-11300 Tuscany Blvd NW, Calgary AB T3L 2V7

Tuscany Animal Hospital in the city’s far northwest is a full service facility that offers a complete companion care program. The facility specializes in medical, surgical, dental and radiological procedures. Its in-house laboratory and pharmacy as well as nutritional consultations are all geared to your pet’s good health. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

Panaroma Hills Animal Hospital Ltd

410-1110 Panatella Blvd NW, Calgary AB T3K 0S6

Up in Panorama Hills, you’ll find state-of-the-art technology and highly trained veterinary practitioners at Panorama Hills Animal Hospital. The hospital has an extensive range of diagnostic equipment and the latest surgical and therapeutic laser gear. Emergency and non-urgent care is available. Services include dental, laboratory and diagnostics, orthopedic, digital radiography and PennHIP screening. Hours: Monday and Friday 8 am to 7 pm; Tuesday to Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Bow Bottom Veterinary Hospital

1186 137 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2J 6T6

As one of four American Animal Hospital Association accredited clinics in Calgary, you’ll receive great care for your pet at the Bow Bottom Veterinary Hospital in the south east neighbourhood of Deer Run. Services available include general medicine and surgery as well as alternative treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care and herbal medicine as well as nutritional and behavioral treatments. Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

South Trail Pet Hospital

75-4307 130 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2Z 3V8

Quality pet care is easy to find in the city’s deep south. The highly trained staff at South Trail Pet Hospital address a large range of primary-care needs by providing wellness exams and vaccinations, non-emergency and elective surgeries, dental health plans, seniors programs, nutritional guidance, behavioral consultation and grooming services. Hours: 8 am to 8 pm; Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday 8 am to 4 pm.

Bridlewood Veterinary Clinic & Grooming Salon

26-17107 James McKevitt Rd SW, Calgary AB T2Y 3Y4

This southwest clinic in Bridlewood is a one-stop pet-care facility offering in-house radiographic service, ultrasound, dental care, surgical and hospitalization services. Alternative, holistic treatments include acupuncture and herbs. You’ll also find a dispensary for prescription drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal remedies as well as prescription and specialty pet foods. The clinic offers volunteer and continuing education opportunities for aspiring animal-health practitioners. Hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.


34-5010 4 St Ne, Calgary AB T2K 5X8

If your pet experiences an after-hours illness or a mid-day mishap, the staff at McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Clinic are there to help. The always-open Greenview clinic tends to the veterinary needs of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and exotic pets. State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and care is provided for injuries, illness and post-operative recovery. Boarding is available for pets with medical requirements. Also ask about animal weight-loss programs. Appointments available from 8:30 am to 10 pm. Walk-in emergency services are offered 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

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