- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
November is Senior Month!
You might be wondering, "How will i know when my pet is a senior?" As pets are, they undergo many of the same physical or mental changes that people do. They can become hard at hearing, experience loss of vision, hair color changes to a white/grey (usually around the eyes, nose etc.), decreased activity due to arthritis, coughing or wheezing due to circulatory problems or heart disease, incontinence due to bladder infections or loss of bladder control and weight loss due to kidney disease, thyroid disorder and/or diabetes; these are some of the signs that your furry loved one is now becoming a senior. We usually say they start to become a senior around the age of 7 years, but of course is it BEST to start with regular check-ups with your veterinarian at a young age!
Age is NOT a disease; with regular veterinary care, healthy diet and close monitoring, many senior pets can live a healthy, active, happy life free from discomfort or illness. It is up to you to give them the care they need and deserve! They need you!
After all they aren't just pets, they are family.
Please see our Facebook Page or Call us to find out about our 3 difference packages and discounts for Senior Month!
Here at Columbia Summit Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to deliver veterinary service in a personal manner. We pride ourselves on our ability to make our clients feel at home from the moment they walk in the door! We believe in educating pet owners so they know how to ensure that their companions live a long, happy and healthy life.
If your pet has been seen by an emergency or referral service, a complementary recheck is done back here at our veterinary clinic.
After all they aren't just pets, they are family!
Animal Vet Services:
Wellness exams, vaccinations, dental cleanings, medical consults and therapy, in house lab (blood, urine, parasite), digital x-ray and dental x-ray, injury rehabilitation and grooming.
Soft tissue, spays, neuters, dental surgery(major and minor extractions), ophthalmic, otolaryngological, and orthopedic are some of the many surgical procedures we offer!
For questions or booking please call 250-314-1861
Dr. Paul Hunter, DVM
Kamloops Veterinarian | Columbia Summit Veterinary Hospital
1590 D Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2E 1E9'
" I love coming to Columbia Summit Vet Hospital, not only do I get treats when I have been good, the staff are great too. I love coming to see Dr. Hunter because he is so nice and when I have to get shots he does them quickly so they aren't painful and after I get treat. I also know that my Furry Cat Sisters love coming too, not as much as I do because they don't like the car ride but they know if they don't feel good Columbia Summit will do everything they can to make it better. Thanks for always taking care of me and my Sisters."
What can we help you find?
Motion sickness doesn't just affect humans, but can also be a problem for our animal companions. Although the easy answer to the problem is "don't take your pet for rides in the car," it's not alw ...View Article
Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable d ...View Article
Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
Does your pet regard your lawn as the perfect place to snack? Eating grass may not seem very appetizing to you, but your pet doesn't share your disdain. In fact, both dogs and cats enjoy eating a ...View Article
Have you ever wondered if the vaccinations your pet receives are really needed? Although getting your pet into the car for the drive to the veterinarian's office isn't always easy, skipping vaccin ...View Article