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...

News Release: Baycox 5% Oral Suspension now Approv...

Bayer HealthCare is pleased to announce that Baycox 5% oral suspension is now approved to prevent clinical signs of coccidiosis and to reduce coccidian shedding in calves caused by E. bovis and E. zuernii. Aleady approved for use in piglets and lambs, Baycox 5% is a single-dose, ready-to-use product that is easy to administer. A single oral treatment of Baycox controls coccidia infection without impairing the ability of animals to acquire immunity and promotes resistance to reinfection. Learn more about coccidiosis infection here or ask us more about scours management and if Baycox is an appropriate treatment option for your...

Antimicrobial Stewardship & Pain Mitigation i...

The Antimicrobial Stewardship & Pain Mitigation in Livestock: Current Developments Conference gets under way at 9:30 a.m. on January 27, 2015, at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds.“Presented by various livestock industry and government organizations, this conference will address current trends, social responsibility and up-to-date research,” said Brenda Ralston, beef research scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), Airdrie. “This one-day event promises to offer insight on topics of interest for veterinarians, research scientists, stakeholders, producers and livestock caretakers alike.” Ralston said the...

“A practical world can’t be perfect...

Dr. Temple Grandin’s news conference during the American Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Convention. A great Q&A session all around, wise wowatch.  

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effe...

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effects on feedlot performance, carcass traits and shear strength of meat in cattle. Lean IJ1, Thompson JM2, Dunshea FR3. Abstract This study is a meta-analysis of the effects of the beta-agonists zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) and ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) on feedlot performance, carcase characteristics of cattle and Warner Bratzler shear force (WBSF) of muscles. It was conducted to evaluate the effect of the use of these agents on beef production and meat quality and to provide data that would be useful in considerations on the effect of these agents on meat quality in Meat...

A Morning at Calhoun Cattle Company

A bird’s eye view of an amazing Alberta feedlot. Such a great video from the Calhoun Cattle Company!

BSE Surveillance in Alberta and Canada

Eligible producers are reimbursed $75 for each eligible animal. Note: Cattle over 107 months of age (eight years and 11 months) are now eligible for sampling for BSE testing under the Canada-Alberta BSE Surveillance Program (CABSESP). The minimum age for eligible cattle is still 30 months.