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Our doors are open with physical distancing in place, and we are limiting the number of people in the clinic at one time. Please remember that it is mandatory to wear a mask while inside – if you do not have one with you we would be happy to provide you with one. Upon arrival, please remain in your vehicle and call 780-542-2144 to notify us that you have arrived. For little to no wait time on order pickups, please call 24 hours ahead so we can have them prepared for you in advance.

COVID-19 Protocols
  • Please remain in your vehicle outside the clinic and call 780-542-2144 or text us at 780-621-7102 to notify us that you have arrived
  • All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a kennel. If you do not have a leash or kennel please let us know and we will bring you one of ours.
  • Masks are mandatory when inside the clinic. If you do not have one with you we would be happy to provide you with one.
  • We are currently limiting the number of people in the clinic at one time. Unfortunately, you may be asked to wait before entering. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience.
  • All medication refills and pet food can be delivered out to your vehicle for your convenience. Please call ahead to ensure the items will be available and ready once you arrive.

We will be closing at 12 pm on Friday, December 24th and be closed Monday December 27th for Christmas!

Please note: we will be closing at 12 pm on Friday, December 31st for the New Year!

Bovine Health

Cattle production is an ever-evolving effort, balancing the health of your animals with sound financial decisions is integral to the success of your operation. We aim to provide realistic advice and the services that serve this purpose and will keep you in the loop with changing best practices as they occur.

Bovine Services

  • Herd Health
  • Farm and in-clinic health evaluations
  • Semen Evaluations
  • Breeding Soundness Exams
  • Pregnancy diagnosis, calvings, neonatal & obstetrical care
  • Government Certifications & Testing

Learn about our BSE Surveillance Program

The BSE Surveillance program was implemented to demonstrate to Canadas’ trading partners that we have a very low and declining risk of BSE throughout the country. The program is essential in maintaining open trading markets and we must reach minimum levels of test samples in order to reach international standards. Last year Canada was at risk of not reaching our minimum requirements. There is a national push to increase our sample numbers to ensure we meet and exceed these requirements.

What is a BSE Test?

When a Producer has eligible cattle that die or require to be euthanized, a certified Veterinarian can visit the farm, perform a post mortem, and collect brainstem tissue to submit for sampling.

What cattle are eligible?

There is a wide range of eligible animals, including; neurological, down, distressed, or dead. This includes situations such as broken limbs, lame and downer cows, cattle found dead, cancer eyes or lump jaws unfit for slaughter. All eligible cattle must be 30 months or older.

How does it benefit Saskatchewan Producers?

  1. Do your part in helping keep our trade doors open for Saskatchewan beef
  2. All mileage costs covered
  3. Producers are financially compensated ($75) for every sample
  4. Understand more about the disease process through vet post mortem

Are there any further Incentive Programs?

VSI members of Clear Hills County are eligible for a further $125 incentive ($200 total reimbursement)VSI members of the MD of Rocky Rapids Veterinary Service are eligible for a further $75 incentive ($150 total reimbursement)

Contact Rocky Rapids Veterinary Service at 780-542-2144 if you have further questions about the BSE surveillance program and eligible samples.

Links for further information

Government information page on BSE: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv187

BSE Factsheet: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/cpv8104

Link to video on BSE surveillance program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtD_rS6Fdyk

Have questions?

We're here to help. Please complete the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible. If this is an emergency situation, please call us at 780-542-2144.