1631Welcome to Selikirk Veterinary Hospital. Your local veterinarians in Nelson, British Columbia. We are a four doctor full service practice caring for dogs, cats, small caged pets, exotics, and birds. Our hospital was established in 1992 ; we want to be your home town veterinary hospital in Nelson.

Our Approach

Our goal is to be a pet centered practice where we focus on making veterinary visits a fun experience for your pets. We use distraction and medical strategies to prevent physical and emotional pain; the result is a pet who is more relaxed, less stressed, and who enjoys coming back to visit us again.


Our distinctive heritage building is a local landmark. The friendly feeling of its exterior is continued on the interior, in our warm, caring environment and the gentle bedside manner of our committed support staff. Pay us a visit soon – we’d be honoured to provide care for your pet.

Patient Care

At the Selkirk Veterinary Hospital we take your trust very seriously – so we treat your pets like members of our own family. Everyone on our team is committed to gentle and caring treatment for your pet in order to make their stay with us as pleasant an experience as possible. We know that taking that extra bit of time to stop and give them some “TLC” makes a world of difference to them, because hospitals can be overwhelming for humans, let alone pets.

Our Philosophy

Our integrative approach to veterinary medicine utilizes the many options available for diagnosis and treatment whether mainstream or holistic. As necessary we offer the input of visiting specialists for some treatments and draw on the expertise of other off site via telemedicine referrals, in order to give our clients and patients access to the highest level of care available.


Our quest for continuous quality improvement in the delivery of medical care for your pet has led us to attain membership in the American Animal Hospital Association ,a worldwide organisation dedicated to the highest standards in veterinary medicine and surgery. Only 12% of the veterinary practices in Canada and the U.S. have successfully undergone the inspection process required for membership.