We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Laser Therapy for Dogs

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment used to reduce pain-associated inflammation and speeds up the body’s natural healing process. Laser therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, wounds and post-operative pain.

The positive effects of laser on different tissue cells was first observed over 40 years ago. Advances in technology have brought an efficacious treatment to the clinic level. If your pet is healing from trauma, injury, illness or simply ageing, the laser has been shown to provide relief and decrease healing time. Every case is unique and treatment protocol differs on a per-case basis.

What can laser therapy be used for?

Some examples laser therapy can be used for are:

  • Wounds
  • Sprains
  • Infections of the skin and ears
  • Tendinites
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Back/Disc Disease
  • Cystitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Gingivitis
  • Dental Procedures

Are lasers dangerous for dogs and are there any side effects?

Laser therapy is safe, painless and fast. It utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

What kind of lasers are used on pets?

There are many different classes of lasers. The laser we have is a Class IV Therapeutic Laser used in the therapeutic treatment of the above-listed conditions.



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Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250.374.1485. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. With recent operation changes, we have decided to close for lunch daily between 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. This closure ensures our staff gets a much-needed break and a chance to reorganize orders and catch up. Thank you for your understanding!

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic