Dog on exam table at vet's office in Yellowknife

Welcome to Our Yellowknife Vet Clinic

Looking for a caring and experienced vet in Yellowknife? Situated in the southern industrial area of Yellowknife, Great Slave Animal Hospital’s veterinary clinic has been treating our northern pets since 1991. Dr. Tom Pisz, primary veterinarian, practice owner and animal welfare advocate, has dedicated himself to the needs of our northern pets since the company began. He is a passionate man, with a gruff exterior and a heart of gold. He is also responsible for the many stray animals that somehow find their way to the Great Slave Animal Hospital, some of which require care from a professional vet. Yellowknife animals he has taken in to his care have varied from horses to dogs and cats, to reptiles, birds and other exotics too many to mention.

With the growth of the city has come a growing awareness of the need for animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. We are more excited than ever to be of service during this time of change. Our goal is not only to treat our patients but to educate owners on the responsibilities of animal husbandry and bring awareness to our community.

Our services include:
 
  • Wellness exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite prevention
  • Permanent pet identification (M4SID microchip implants)
  • Euthanasia and on-site pet cremation
  • Veterinary referral services
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Digital radiology
  • On-site laboratory services
  • House calls
Current Studies in Veterinary Medicine
When choosing a vet, Yellowknife pet owners want the best for their animals. At Great Slave Animal Hospital, we are committed to the best practices of the veterinary profession. As part of this effort, we support educational and research initiatives, and invite you to take part in an ongoing University of Alberta online survey on euthanasia and the human-animal bond. If you are over 18 years of age and have lost a dog or a cat within the past year, please take a moment to fill out this survey.

Dental Care for Pets
The team at Great Slave Animal Hospital understand how important it is for pet owners to feel confident in the care they provide their pets in between veterinary appointments. This is especially true for dental care. We’ve put together two helpful videos explaining why regular dental care is crucial for pet and how to properly clean your pet’s teeth. If you have any questions about home dental care for your cat or dog, please contact our office to speak with our vet in Yellowknife.