At our East Kootenay veterinary animal hospital, our compassionate and innovative team are dedicated to our patients and their owners. We are backed by years of expertise and a deep love of pets.
What to Expect at a Veterinary Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment will help make the process more pleasant for both you and your pet.
Make sure you arrive a few minutes early to your appointment so you and your pet can get checked in.
Meet Your Veterinarian
A member of our veterinary team will review your pet's health history with you and discuss their pre-existing issues. Feel free to ask any questions you have and we'll take the time to answer them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
Once we've assessed your pet, we will provide you with a diagnosis and what options exist for treatment. We will work with you to determine what the best course of action and treatment plan will be for you and your pet.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
At Cranbrook Veterinary Hospital, our team of veterinarians and support staff are committed to providing you veterinary service that is dedicated, compassionate, and innovative. We are always pushing ourselves to learn, updating our knowledge and skills regularly to better serve our patients and their owners.
Our staff is committed to and passionate about responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and client education. We love to work closely with our clients to help them provide the happiest and healthiest life possible for their pets.
Learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment booking by reading through our hospital FAQs.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are provided or when your pet is discharged. We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We are committed to providing a good-faith estimate of costs before we treat your pet. However, unforeseen circumstances may arise in the course of treatment that may impact your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility. We also require a deposit based on our estimate prior to any further treatment.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
We encourage our clients to call ahead to book an appointment to ensure we have space in our schedule to see your pet.
If your pet needs emergency care during our regular business hours, please contact us as soon as possible.
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. That way we can offer the space in our schedule to other clients and start booking you a new appointment promptly.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of all domestic dogs, cats, rodents, and other small animals.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can purchase all the medications and specialty food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy. Online purchases can be delivered to your home or business within Cranbrook.
- Do you offer end-of-life services?
We understand your pets are family and end-of-life care is a difficult time. We offer compassionate private euthanasia and cremation ash return services.
If you are struggling with the loss of your pet, please contact us. We offer grief counselling services to help clients who are going through this difficult process.
- Do you offer grooming services?
We offer in-house grooming services. You can contact Doggies Only at (250) 426-0534 for more information.
- What if my pet has to be referred for treatment?
For any services we do not offer, we work closely with referral centers in BC and Alberta to ensure you and your pet are taken care of by the best.
Below are a few helpful links for your pet's health.
A great resource to find information on practically any pet topic you can think of!
American Animal Hospital Association
Multiple pet owner resources for dogs & cats!
Hill's Pet Care
Get the latest pet stories, news, tips & advice!
Fear Free Happy Homes
The best place to learn all about how to create a fear free environment for your best friend
Pet Poison Helpline
24/7 Animal Poison Control Center
Expert help is a call away: (855) 764-7661