What to expect from us

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a health management oriented veterinary practice based in Alberta that provides high quality professional services to feedlot and cow/calf operations across western Canada.  These services focus on three areas: (1) animal health and production related management strategies and problem solving, (2) animal well being and product quality, and (3) producer education and information transfer.  Our services include vaccination,  treatment and parasite control programs, nutritional advice, computerized record systems and health monitoring, regular consultation and reproductive health visits, as well as...

Who we are

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a dedicated team of individuals who bring a wealth of experience to beef veterinary practice and strive to deliver excellent customer service.  The team consists of Dr. Michael Jelinski, Dr. Craig Dorin, Dr. Nathan Erickson, Dr. Cody Creelman and our faculty member from the University of Calgary – Dr. Karin Orsel, along with our excellent support staff – Marlene Shiels, Corissa Boychuk and JoAnn Miller. Dr. Michael Jelinski received his Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.Sc.) in 1981 from the University of Regina and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) in 1986 from the Western...

About VAHS

The mission of Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. (VAHS) is to provide client focused veterinary services and expertise in animal health and welfare, production medicine, food safety and field research. The practice was founded in 1993 and from the beginning our goal was to work collaboratively with our beef cattle clients to provide leading edge comprehensive herd health programs.  It has always been our philosophy that if our clients were successful we would be successful.  As the needs of the cattle industry have evolved so has the practice and now in addition to the delivery of herd health programs to feedlot and cow/calf...

Cattleman and his Vet

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Introducing Ox5: Product Request Tool

In order to better serve our clients, Veterinary Agri-Health Services is excited to launch our new and improved Online and Smartphone Product Ordering Tool known as Ox5. The 3 key features of Ox5: 1. Allows you to request products quickly and efficiently, ANY time,  ANY place 2. Advanced search and access to request history for easy (re-)ordering 3. Protocol notifications allows VAHS to keep you up to date with the most current protocols for your operation Our Order Desk has been working diligently to register all of our clients to make the transition as smooth as possible. You may have already received an email from Corissa letting you...

FUSOGARD®

FUSOGARD® Quick Facts: Indication: For the vaccination of healthy cattle 6 months of age or older as an aid in the reduction of clinical signs of footrot caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. Dose: 2 ml Subcutanneously. Administer a second dose 21 days later for footrot control. Revaccinate annually. Meat Withdrawal: 21 days   Footrot is an infectious cattle disease that causes swelling and lameness in one or more feet. Although the disease is rarely fatal, the economic losses from treatment, as well as the decrease in weight gain and reduced production potential can be substantial. Fusobacterium necrophorum, the bacteria that causes...

Ultrasound Pregnancy Detection

Ultrasound pregnancy detection offers a fast, easy and stress free experience  for your animals. Contact your veterinarian today for more...

Welfare Friendly DIY Air Cattle Prod

Every once in a while, an idea crosses your path that seems so simple, and makes you ponder “why didn’t I think of that?”. Recently this photo was sent to a list-serve our practice subscribes to. This device apparently has replaced electric prods in some packing plants.  The blunt tip just vibrates against the animal, causing enough stimulation to encourage forward movement. Simple, but likely very...

Proper Implanting Technique

There is no question that with a proper implanting protocol, calves become more efficient in terms of feed to gain ratios. The improved ADG, F:G and lean carcass yield observed from implanting calves results in improved returns per head; in general each implant, if properly placed, should return $15 to $40. These improved returns and feed efficiencies become increasingly important in years when feed prices are high. However, if an implant is improperly placed, the benefits of the implant quickly diminish. What is meant by an improperly placed implant or an implant defect? A defect is when the implant is: missing, abscessed, partially lost,...