Clearwater Veterinary Centre was established in May of 1987. The facility has developed into a complex, primary care facility for both companion and food producing animals. We provide a range of medical, surgical and emergency services, which include wellness care, surgery, digital x-ray, in house lab, ultrasound, and boarding for cats and dogs. The clinic employs 4 Veterinarians, 5 Veterinary Technologists and 5 support staff that works together as a team on a day to day basis. Our Facility includes a visitation room to spend time with your hospitalized pet, cat condos for our R.O.A.R foster cats, a special cat only exam room, 2 additional exam rooms, equine stocks and stall for hospitalized horses, hydraulic indoor cattle squeeze, and tilt table. In addition, an isolation ward for all animals.
The staff at Clearwater Veterinary Centre strongly believe in supporting community development and we emphasize that education is the best "medicine". We offer the following programs to support these goals such as:
Be a Tree Program
"Be a Tree" is a free dog bite prevention program we offer for school age children. Gale, our certified animal trainer, delivers a fun and interactive presentation to teach children how to read dog body language. This prepares them to be safe around their own dogs, as well as dogs owned by others. Groups that are interested in this presentation should contact the clinic.
Dairy and Beef Farm Producer Meetings
Technology and medicine are always evolving. To keep all of our cattle producers up to speed we organize meetings throughout the year to discuss new products that have become available in our market, discuss disease/illness control and any new protocols for standard of care.
4H and Pony Club Support
To support local 4H or Pony Club programs, we assist with presentations on topics like correct bandaging, first aid, wound management, poison prevention and nutritional needs for their various animals.
Rodeo and Chuck Wagons
Clearwater Veterinary Centre takes pride in supporting the Rocky Pro Rodeo and Battle of the Rockies Chuckwagon event each summer. We volunteer our veterinary medical services to care for the stock animals at these events.
High School/College Work Experience
We host local high school students through the work experience program. This gives them high school credits and allows them to investigate Veterinary career options. Students from Alberta Animal Health Technology Programs and Veterinary Universities also join us to complete their education requirements.
Rocky Organization for Animal Rescue
R.O.A.R is Rocky Mountain House's local, non-profit volunteer based animal shelter for strays and unwanted animals. ROAR has gone out of their way to care for and rehome many animals, giving them a second chance at a new life.
Our staff members work with R.O.A.R regularly to help make decisions on appropriate care plans for each animal. We offer affordable medical services to help make veterinary care for each animal more attainable. Staff members have also volunteered their time to share our knowledge of veterinary medicine, clinic and animal care protocols. In our clinic we have made an adoption centre to house ROAR cats and to allow people to interact face to face and officially meet a possible new member of their family.
Please feel free to come visit the cats in our adoption centre and check out ROAR's new building. To find their building hours, their adoptable animals or if you are interested in volunteering, please visit www.roarsociety.ca or find them on Facebook!