Due to the number of covid-19 cases in in BC, we have closed our doors again.

We will not be allowing clients inside the clinic at this time. When you arrive, please check in for your appointment either by ringing the doorbell attached to the front door, or call the clinic to let us know you have arrived.  We will meet you outside to collect your pet to bring them in for examination. Feel free to wait in your car to stay warm. When interacting with the staff, please wear a mask.  


We ask that you consider paying with debit, credit, or e-transfer to limit contact.


We all look forward to continuing to serve 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.

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


Pet Carrier Policy

When bringing your pet to the clinic, please ensure that they are brought to us in a safe manner. Cats should be in a secure carrier such as a pet duffle bag or crate. Holding a cat in your arms is dangerous, as they may scratch or bite you or the clinic staff when scared, and there is the chance that they could jump from the arms of someone holding them when spooked.


Dogs need to have a properly-fitted collar with a NON-retractable leash attached. The collar should be tight enough that the dog cannot slip out of it, but loose enough to get two fingers underneath. If your dog is very small, you may consider bringing them in a pet carrier to keep them comfortable and safe.

Our clinic is in a high-traffic area with lots of vehicle activity, including large delivery trucks. Your pet's safety is our highest concern.