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, Ceanna Tannas, RVT, Ashley Gaudet, RVT, Sandy DeBruin, 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...

Genetics 101 from Genome Alberta’s CEO David...

Genetics 101 lesson drawn from the world of livestock genetics thanks to Genome Alberta. Genome Alberta was established in 2005 to focus on genomics as one of the central components of the Life Sciences Initiative in Alberta, and to help position genomics as a core research effort. Please visit them at http://genomealberta.ca/ for more details. Genomics 101 jun 15 2012 from Genome...

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...

COOL adversaries comment on ruling

John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork | Updated: July 3, 2012|Linked VAHS Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a decision on the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat, drawing mixed reactions and creating some confusion among industry groups. On Monday, AgriTalk Radio’s Mike Adams spoke with representatives on either side of the dispute — Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Martin Unrau and Tim Reif, general counsel for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). For background, the United States implemented COOL for certain food products in 2008. Canada and Mexico, which both...