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 by combining old-world values with up-to-date procedures and medicine. We have a caring staff who 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

We are happy to welcome both pets and pet owners back into our clinic!

When you arrive, please wear a mask. If you forgot yours, we will provide you with a disposable mask for a small fee.  If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, feel free to wait outside or in your car while we take care of your pet. Please use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry. 

We are limiting the number of people allowed in our clinic at one time. Each pet(s) can be accompanied by a maximum of 2 adults. There can be 2 pet families in the waiting room, one on either of the 2 benches. When an exam room becomes available and has been cleaned for your safety, we will direct you in. Please exit through the side door marked "exit" to ensure flow of one-way traffic to limit the face-to-face contact of people. 


For those dropping off patients for laser therapy, we ask that you do not wait in clinic. Instead, feel free to run a couple of errands or grab a coffee from the shops on Spall rd., or wait in your car.


While we are accepting cash payment, we ask that you consider paying with debit, credit, or e-transfer to limit contact.


We have extra cleaning practices in place, such as sanitizing each exam rooms and the debit terminal between clients.


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