COVID-19 HOSPITAL PROTOCOLS

 In order for us to do our part in minimizing exposure to our staff and clients we are implementing the following protocols and practicing “social distancing” to the best of our ability while still providing care for your pets.


At this time we are operating with a "Closed Door" policy. Please call 250-564-1315 to check in upon arrival. 


If you or someone in your household exhibits symptoms that include cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, or have traveled to an area of active COVID– 19 transmission within the previous 2 weeks please reschedule your appointment or arrange for someone not affected to bring your pet in. This also applies to our employees and are asked to stay home for the 2-week self-isolation period.

  • Refill prescriptions should be called in advance.  They can be picked up at the pharmacy through the Pet Store entrance. Please maintain social distancing. 
  • Clients to Call 250-564-1315 upon arrival
  • Clients will please remain in their vehicles until directed by staff to enter clinic.  Please wear a mask and only one client per room.
  • Clients will weigh their pet, then be directed into an exam room.  Please wash hands and remain seated in designated spot.
  • A staff member will retrieve your pet to be examined in the treatment area by a veterinarian
  • A veterinarian will then discuss results in the exam room, please maintain social distancing.
  • Payment can be processed in reception, and medications picked up from the pharmacy.
  • Please exit through the exit door.



We are sorry for any any inconvenience this will cause. Our goal is to protect the public and our staff.

Welcome to OSPIKA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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Our Mission Statement:


"Providing compassionate healthcare for your family pets, along with outstanding service to you; strengthening the bond you share of unconditional love"

Our practice is located in beautiful Prince George, BC.  With a first class commitment to animal health, we have been serving the community for over 20 years. Our veterinary professionals are able to provide a wide range of animal healthcare services.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

At OSPIKA ANIMAL HOSPITAL, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are, because we are pet owners too!

24 HRS. EMERGENCY SERVICE
We are CLOSED on Statutory Holidays

Please call 250-564-1315

For After Hours Emergency Service we have partnered with VetTriage to offer video telehealth services.  The Vet Triage veterinarians are available 24/7 and for a small fee, will assess your pet on live video chat to determine if your pet requires immediate emergency care, or simple monitoring at home until we reopen.  In the event of an emergency they will coordinate your visit to the on call hospital of the evening. Please click on the link below to access emergency services:


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Kim Swift

    Dr. Swift has been with Ospika Animal Hospital since her graduation from WCVM in 2001. She grew up in Prince George and chose to begin her career here.

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  • Dr. Jennifer McLachlan

    Dr. McLachlan began at Ospika Animal Hospital as a high school student and returned after graduating from WCVM in 2005.

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  • Dr. Rebecca MacLellan

    Dr. MacLellan is a 2014 graduate from Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr MacLellan has a particular interest in surgery and has learned several complicated soft tissue surgeries since she joined us.

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  • Dr. Marina Mann

    We are very happy to welcome Dr. Mann back to our team.  Dr. Mann graduated from WCVM in 2015.  She is from Prince George, and worked at Ospika Animal Hospital throughout high school and then during her veterinary studies.

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  • Dr. Carly Legault

    Dr. Legault is our newest veterinarian on staff, although she has been with us for several years. Dr. Legault worked with us before being accepted to WCVM, throughout her veterinary studies, and we are so pleased that she is returning to us after graduating.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "People who genuinely care about your animal family members. Would recommend this place as one of the top Vet clinics I've had experiences with in all of Edmonton, Vancouver, Mackenzie & Prince George. Very informative and knowledgable without being conceited or confusing. No pushy sales, just informed choices. Keep it up!"
    Ro W. / Prince George, BC
  • "I have 4 dogs.I have been taking my animals to Ospika for 20 yrs or more. I have always found everyone that works there fantastic. I recently had my frenchie neutered and his cherry eye fixed. The neuter went really smooth. Janel redid his cherry eye today at no cost to me. I was very impressed. I would recommend her for all your frenchie needs."
    Wendy Onstine McKitrick
  • "Very happy with the service and knowledge for my hedgehog, got me in within a few hours, first time and will be back if I need anything else!"
    Nadiya Weaver

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Our Regular Schedule

OSPIKA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed