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Welcome to Powell River Veterinary Hospital,
your veterinarian in Powell River.
Call us today at (604) 485-6333
Welcome to the website of Powell River Veterinary Hospital. This is a "work in progress", so it will be constantly undergoing revision over the next few years, but through this website I hope to provide you with a good introduction to who we are and what we stand for.
I am Dr. Bryce I Fleming. I grew up the suburb of Kerrisdale in Vancouver and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1987. I have been practicing veterinary medicine throughout Western Canada, including 6 years in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, in one form or the other for the last 24 years. I have earned fairly all my grey hair through life experience (and maybe a few from my daughter who some of you may have met working as my receptionist). My move to Powell River in the fall of 2010 is the final move in a fairly lengthy career.
Over the last 24 years I have developed a clear philosophy about how to practice veterinary medicine. While certainly I would never deny that this is a business that I expect to earn a healthy income from, I personally believe that once a practitioner starts only seeing the money he loses sight of the real goal of veterinary medicine: quality of life for our animal companions. I firmly believe that if I come to work every day with the intention of providing good quality medicine that improves my patient's lives, then I will truly earn my fair income. Good medicine is good business.
Throughout my career I have cultivated extensive contacts throughout the veterinary profession. As such, when I am faced with a difficult case I have a deep pool of resources that I can draw upon to provide each patient with the best possible recommendations. Personally I do not care to take sole credit for successful outcomes, so I am more than willing to get second (and third) opinions on any case. I take my pleasure from finding the successful treatment for the correct diagnoses.
The goal of everyone that works at my clinic is to help make our clients and patients as comfortable and as relaxed as possible every visit. It is important to us that our clients feel included as part of the care giving team to help their pet have the best life possible. I emphasize that I am not a "salesman" of veterinary care, I am an advisor who will endeavor to educate my client so they can make the best decision for their animal companion. At Powell River Veterinary Hospital the client is always "in the driver's seat" when it comes to their pet's care.
Over the next few years the clients of Powell River Veterinary Hospital can expect to see many new innovations introduced to the practice. In the last six months we have purchased a state of the art computerized diagnostic laboratory and a fully integrated computer system. We currently have an excellent radiology suite and can do electrocardiographic consultations with a board certified specialist with results under one hour if necessary. Future acquisitions will likely include an ultrasound machine and upgraded dental services. I firmly believe that modern medicine should be "modern".
Call us anytime; my pager is never turned off.
Dr. Bryce Fleming
Powell River Veterinarian | Powell River Veterinary Hospital | (604) 485-6333
01-7075 Alberni Street
Powell River, BC V8A2C2