Modern Medicine

Traditional Values

Compassionate Care

We take care of all your pet's veterinary needs.

The Kelowna Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital committed to providing professional care and service combining old-world values with up-to-date procedures and medicine. We have a caring staff that will serve your needs and that of your pets with knowledge and compassion.

Established in 1946 and re-built in its present location by Dr. Barbara Coughlin in 1981, this is Kelowna's first and oldest veterinary hospital. We provide a well run hospital that is comfortable and safe for your pets. All of our staff receive continuing education every year to ensure that our health care is current with new ideas and research.

Our Story

Dr. Ellen Nicklassen took over Kelowna Veterinary Hospital after we lost Dr. Barbara Coughlin to cancer in August 2017. Dr. Nicklassen has worked at the clinic since 2000 and looks forward to continuing to serve you and your pets.

What We Do

Kelowna Veterinary is a full service small animal pet hospital. We offer everything from spays and neuters, vaccines, dentals and surgery to pet food, treats and supplies. 

Opening hours

Monday 8am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8am - 5:30pm

Friday 8am - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm


Our COVID-19 Protocols

In light of the current outbreak of COVD-19, we are not allowing people into our clinic.  When you arrive for your appointment, please speak with the receptionist through the open window to CHECK IN (if you do not check in, then we have no way of knowing you are there). If no one is up front at that moment, please ring the doorbell attached to the front door, and we will be with you shortly.  When we are ready to see your pet, we will come outside to collect your pet and any information you wish to pass along. The doctor will see your pet inside our treatment area, then will come speak with you outside.


Our debit/credit machine reaches to the front door which allows for safer payment, and we ask that you consider paying with debit, credit, or e-transfer as we are not accepting cash at this time.


We have added extra cleaning practices as well, such as sanitizing the debit/credit machine between every use, and sanitizing the front door and window area often. 


We all look forward to continuing to see you and your pets in a safe way, and strive to give the best possible care in these uncertain times. Please be patient with us as we all navigate this new way of conducting business.

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Phone: 250.860.2408. Fax: 250.860.2178

1955 Kent Rd, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 7S6