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. Cody Creelman, Dr. Megan Simard, Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky and our faculty member from the University of Calgary – Dr. Karin Orsel, along with our excellent support staff – Marlene Shiels, Annessa Good, Ceanna Tannas, RVT, Ashley Gaudet, RVT, and JoAnn Miller. Dr. Michael Jelinski received his Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.Sc.) in 1981 from the University of Regina and his...

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...

CCA asks producer input into code-of-practice surv...

Canadian Cattlemen|July 23/12|Linked VAHS The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging beef producers to provide input into the redevelopment of the beef cattle Code of Practice by participating in a new online survey on routine management practices, such as animal identification (branding), dehorning, and castration. The CCA says the survey is confidential and takes about 10 minutes. propecia without a prescription Producers can leave their email address to receive updates. The redevelopment of the beef cattle Code is part of a National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) multi-year project to renew several of the Codes of...

Red Angus, Simmental associations plan joint meeti...

Drovers/CattleNetwork news source | Updated: July 6, 2012|Linked VAHS|Feedlot Health|Cow-calf Accurate selection tools in the beef industry help both seedstock and commercial operators breed for traits that will add the most profit to their product. On July 22-24, Red Angus and Simmental stakeholders will gather in Manhattan, Kan., for the Beef Profit Alliance seminar to learn technological advancements that will improve the “crystal ball” for beef producers. Beef Profit Alliance attendees will kick off the seminar by reviewing the beef industry’s historical progress in genetic selection. Kansas State University (KSU) professors and...

Beef Cattle Welfare Topic: Castration

 Castration- Tara Risling Humans have been using cattle to aid in agricultural enterprises since the 4th millennium BC, and castration as a means of physiologically taming cattle has existed for nearly as long (Bogucki 1993; Clutton-Brock 1992). Animal welfare is growing increasingly important in the developed world. Consumers, agricultural producers, and those within the animal health industry are focussing attention on the practice of castration as it relates to animal welfare. By researching castration methodology, pain, and analgesia, the optimal means of castrating bulls will hopefully be uncovered. This paper explores some of these...