Alberta Veterinary Center welcomes you to our website!

 

 

Alberta Veterinary Center in Red deer, AB is a full service animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your animal. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy animals; early detection and treatment of disease as your companion animal ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.  We also provide complete medical AND SURGICAL care as necessary for your large animals and equine!!

 

                 

 We understand the special role your animal plays in your family and

are dedicated to becoming your partner in your animal's health care. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual animal owner.  We also practice medicine for your farming business animals such as feedlot health, exotic animals and equine!     

                                                                                                                                

 

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional animal health care information.

 

 

 

Large Animal Pet of The Month:

 

November 

Oh Yogi Bear!

 Yogi just had his 6 month POST COLIC SURGERY check-up and is doing GREAT!

                In spring this year, on March 30th, Leah Collier noticed that her horse Yogi wasnt acting himself, Yogi seemed uncomfortable, constantly lying down and getting up, looking at his belly and sweating. Being a Vet Tech, Leah knew there was no time to waste, and trailered him to Alberta Veterinary Centre and was quickly diagnosed with EFE (epicolonic foramen entrapment, a condition which his intestines make their way into a small hole normally present near the liver in all horses, and strangles then kills those intestines ) which meant he needed surgery STAT to save his life!

 After a lengthy 3 hour surgery and 4 feet of distal small intestine removed, he was on the long road to recovery.

     Three tough and trying weeks later, Yogi was discharged from the hospital and sent home! Leah and her husband have been working around the clock to get him back on his feet, and have done an amazing job! Within five months, Leah an Yogi went for a ride together and this past October, they went to their first show together! Go Yogi!

                                

 


      

 

 Small Animal Pet Of The Month:

 

 BELLA THE BULLMASTIFF

  

On Tuesday January 21st Amanda Schafer, a reputable breeder of beautiful Bull Mastiffs, brought her breeding female Bella into the Alberta Veterinary Centre because she seemed to be having difficulty whelping(delivering puppies). Bella is a 6 yr old mastiff and this is her fourth litter. Dr. Angela Oakley examined Bella upon arrival and found she was in active labor but was no longer able to push. She gave her a dose of Oxytocin (stimulates uterine contractions) and within th...e hour she had two puppies, when she had the third one unassisted, Dr Oakley sent her home to finish where she was more comfortable.
The next day Amanda Schafer called, stating Bella had passed two more puppies, although one came late in the night and was deceased. She wanted to ensure there were no more puppies left behind. Dr Oakley performed an x-ray to ascertain if the skeletal system of another puppy was present, and sure enough, there was one more left!



Alberta Veterinary Center staff placed Bella on intravenous fluids supplemented with calcium and more Oxytocin. Bella made no progress and an emergency c-section was performed. She was sedated and received anesthesia with puppy-safe drugs to ensure the pup was as alert as possible on delivery. After a few minutes of surgery to exteriorize the uterus Dr. Oakley was able to remove one big puppy! The animal health team then worked quickly to revive the puppy. She was having difficulties breathing and received a respiratory stimulant (Doxapram) and oxygen to which she responded well and began breathing on her own. Bella received an elective spay after delivering the puppy and the abdominal wall and skin were closed.
Bella recovered well from anesthesia and was introduced to her new puppy.



She was quite exhausted from her 2 day long ordeal, but was quite excited to see her puppy after struggling for a day to deliver her and her 4 siblings. Bella is now nursing four healthy female puppies and is recovering happily at home.

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (403)347-1711 for all your pet health care needs and large production and equine concerns.