The Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital that was started by John and Fiona in February 1983. The concept was to provide complete “WHOLISTIC”  veterinary services and supplies for all animals. Our mission is to provide the best quality health care management for all our client’s animals. We strive to provide compassionate veterinary treatment for sick animals as well as preventing diseases through proper vaccination and health care programs. Our main emphasis in on a “wholistic” nutritional preventative health management approach to helping our clients have their best friends live a long and healthy life.
We have taken our quality of practice to the highest level possible by being American Animal Hospital certified since 1992. AAHA is well-known among veterinarians and pet owners for its high standards in veterinary practices and quality pet care.


“The American Animal Hospital Association supports the concept of animals as sentient beings. Sentiency is the ability to feel, perceive or be conscious, or to have objective experiences. Biological science, as well as common sense, supports the fact that the animals that share our lives are feeling, sensing beings that deserve thoughtful, high-quality care. The care that is offered should provide for the animal’s physical and behavioral welfare and strive to minimize pain, distress, and suffering for the animal.”

“John and Fiona have enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine for over 37 years and are still having fun! Now that their daughter Hilary has joined the team it has become even more rewarding.”

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit

We believe that AAHA provides us with the standard of veterinary excellence

Our mission

• Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals
• Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence
• Meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine

Our people

We are champions for excellence. We embody a people-first, team-centric approach to doing business. We are animal-lovers, do-gooders, eternal optimists, and forward-thinkers. We are engaged and dedicated to making a difference and celebrating our successes together as a team.

Our vision

We envision a world in which all veterinary practices deliver the highest quality care available today. We hold high standards – both for our practices and for ourselves. Our accreditation is the only accreditation available for veterinary practices in the United States and Canada, and we strive to help all practices achieve that accreditation.

Our credo

1.Deliver excellence – every time. We choose to deliver excellence in all we do, from the veterinary care standards we write to the services we provide our members and our team. Excellence is our core, and we live it every day.

2.Choose to be positive. We believe that a positive mindset can take us extraordinary places, and share this positive outlook with the community that surrounds us.

3.Embrace and welcome change. We believe in continual evolution and growth. We welcome change with open arms and focus on adapting to the future.

4.Pursue innovative solutions. We consistently break the status quo and drive new thinking in order to lead the veterinary profession. We approach every problem as an opportunity.

5.Communicate openly and honestly. We believe that open and honest communication is the truest form of communication. This is the foundation for successful relationships with our members, and with our team.

“As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.

I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.

I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.”

– CVMA 2004 –