Pets today are so much more than just simply companion animals… they’re considered important and integral parts of any family and are valued and loved just as much as any other two-legged member of a clan.
This holds especially true in a place like Squamish, where locals can regularly be found sharing the incredible backcountry trails and unique outdoor recreation lifestyle with their four-legged friends.
Eagleview Veterinary Hospital understands that special relationship try have with our pets and offers a full-service hospital and a holistic approach dedicated to integrating conventional and alternative veterinary medicine.
“When we opened nine years ago, the vision was to be a community clinic with a warm and compassionate feel,” said Dr. Melanie Armstrong. “Today, we offer an integrative approach to veterinary medicine and care, that includes traditional medicine, dental, herbal medicine, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition consultations and more – to make for complete and well-balanced care.” The clinic also provides wellness examinations, surgery, radiography and ultrasound, bloodwork and laboratory tests, puppy classes, overnight monitoring, grief counseling, and yes, they even make house calls.
But Eagleview is more than just exceptional medical care and support for your animals.
“Our focus is on compassion,” said Armstrong. “We try to make Eagleview a warm environment and positive experience for both clients and their animals.”
Armstrong credits her experienced and professional staff with making Eagleview such a compassionate healing environment.
“We’ve always strived to make it so it doesn’t feel so clinical,” she said. “People come to us because it does feel warm and friendly right when they come in the door.”
Eagleview’s compassionate philosophy and friendly, part-of-the-family atmosphere seems to appeal to the Squamish community, who has awarded the clinic for “Best Veterinary Care” nine years in a row.
“We’ve won the Readers’ Choice Award every year since we opened,” Armstrong said with pride. “We really do love the community and are honoured with how they’ve embraced us.”
In fact, the Eagleview team is so dedicated to helping the animals and people in the community – both at work and in their private lives – that you can often find them at local fundraising events, out searching for lost animals, or sponsoring and participating in events like local bike races or triathlons.
“We also sponsor fundraisers and provide medical care for the Squamish SPCA and Whistler Animals Galore (WAG),” said Armstrong. “We’re also part of Pitch-In Week, where we have a dog poo/poop scoop focus.”
“We try to make Eagleview a warm environment and positive experience for both clients and their animals.”
In addition, the clinic regularly makes donations to the local food bank and Community Christmas Care, and sponsors different events every year.
“It’s just part of our mandate to help and be part of this great Squamish community,” she said.
For Armstrong and her staff, it’s all about helping people through compassion and a personal touch.
“You do this job because it is a passion,” she said. “You do it because you enjoy people, you enjoy helping their pets and you enjoy helping their families. We treat and care for your pets as if they were our own.“