veterinary services Sidney, BC VL B
Here at Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Sidney, BC and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital are filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

Preventative Care Sidney, BC VL B

Preventative Care

We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.

We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.

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Vaccinations Sidney, BC VL B


Our vaccination and preventive health programs are designed to prevent disease and ensure your pet enjoys a long and healthy life.

New advances in the science of vaccines has lead to recommendations to customize vaccine protocols based on each individual’s specific needs. Vaccines are chosen based on their duration of action, efficacy and side effects. Protocols are designed for each individual pet taking into account their age, health status, life style (for example indoor only cats vs out door cats), and environmental exposure (urban socialite vs homebody). We evaluate your pet’s vaccine requirements on an ongoing basis to ensure optimum protection.

Currently the American Animal Health Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) publish vaccination guideline which we use use to help develop our protocols.

These guidelines may be viewed at the following websites.

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Puppy & Kitten Care Sidney, BC VL B

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Geriatric Care Sidney, BC VL B

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (250) 656-3955 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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Dental Care Sidney, BC VL B

Dental Care

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

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Advanced Digital X-rays Sidney, BC VL B

Advanced Digital X-rays

At Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital in Sidney, BC, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

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Onsite Diagnostics Sidney, BC VL B

Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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Pain Management Sidney, BC VL B

Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. We will work with you to customize a pain protocol using supplements, medications and exercises to help control pain and maximize comfort.

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Nutritional Counseling Sidney, BC VL B

Nutritional Counseling

Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Sidney, BC and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Microchipping Sidney, BC VL B


At Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Veterinary House Calls Sidney, BC VL B

House Calls

Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital is now fully accredited to offer HOUSE CALLS! We are so happy to be able to offer the following services at the convenience and comfort of your own residence:

  • Routine Wellness
  • Basic Medical Cases
  • End of Life Care

Please contact the clinic for more details and bookings.

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Spay and Neuter Sidney, BC VL B

Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.

Animals that have not been spayed or neutered are more likely to run away in attempts to mate, which can put them at higher risk for infections, getting into fights, becoming lost, or injured by traffic. Studies also show that spayed and neutered pets such neutered male dogs live an average of 18% longer and spayed female dogs live an average of 23% longer than their unneutered and unspayed counterparts.

Unfortunately, every year millions of puppies and kittens are euthanized due to overpopulation and lack of resources to care for them adequately. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters each year, and only about half of these animals are ever adopted. That means that over 2.7 million healthy cats and dogs are euthanized every single year. Spaying and neutering is the only 100% effective birth control method for cats and dogs.

What To Expect
We understand that some may be apprehensive about having their pet undergo a surgical procedure, but it is one of the most common ones that we perform. Your pet will be comfortably sedated during the entire surgery, which protects both them and our staff.

For female pets, we perform either an ovariohysterectomy or ovariectomy, in which we make a small incision in the abdomen to remove either the uterus and the ovaries or just both ovaries. We will send your pet home on the same day, with a cone or a medical shirt to prevent her from licking the incision. Activity should be kept to a minimum for 14 days while she heals, and we may prescribe pain medication to keep her comfortable during this time.

Male pets undergo castration, wherein both testes are removed through a pre-scrotal incision (dogs) or a scrotal incision (cats). All male pets can go home the same day after surgery. Activity should be limited for 14 days while your pet heals, and we will send him home with a a cone or a medical shirt to prevent irritating the surgical site.

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