A full service mixed animal practice

Tanglefoot Veterinary Services Ltd. is a full service mixed animal practice offering a full spectrum of preventative, surgical and medical care.

Owned and operated by Dr. Uli Helvoigt, Tanglefoot Veterinary Services has been offering care for our 4-legged friends in Cranbrook and surrounding area since 2009.  Our team has grown and changed so much since then.  Dr. Holly Munroe is one of our full time veterinarians who does amazing work in both small animals and large animal.  Dr. Denise Lowing, while only part time plays a huge role with our small animal patients and with her ultrasounding experience.  Dr. Joanna Kouwenberg is also part time, and while she is great with the small animals her passion lays with our equine patients.

 Tanglefoot Veterinary Services is very excited to introduce Dr. Meryam Shillingford as the newest member of the Tanglefoot team. Meryam completed her Veterinary degree at the University of Calgary after gaining a Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Infection from the University of Alberta. We are excited about Meryam’s enthusiasm, skill level and client approachability. Her natural outgoing personality will mesh well with the Tanglefoot philosophy for a client orientated practice.

Originally from Edmonton she spent her younger years horseback riding, playing competitive soccer, and exploring the outdoors. Her interests include all animals large and small and she is passionate about emergency and internal medicine. When she’s not working, Meryam loves mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking with her dogs, and trail riding which makes her a long term fit for the East Kootenays!!

Meryam will be sharing her time between both the Cranbrook and Fernie locations. You can find her at the Fernie clinic on Monday and Tuesday and the Cranbrook clinic on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the occasional Saturday.

User Reviews

Our 6-year old dog Jessie was acting withdrawn for several months. We went Tanglefoot Vet for her yearly check-up and when they examined her mouth, they suggested that we bring her in for a dental cleaning and check-up. When she had her dental check-up, they found several teeth that had been fractured, so he removed them. Immediately the day after Jessie’s appointment we saw a change in her behaviour. She was like her old self! She was no longer withdrawn and started to play with our other dog again. We can’t thank the vets at Tanglefoot enough for suggesting that we bring Jessie in to get a dental check-up.”
Cranbrook local, Client

User Reviews

We always get the best from Tanglefoot Vets, the Cranbrook area knows they look after an assortment of pets. Our dogs Molly & Maxx know the staff are just great, their care over time has been more than first rate!!
Cranbrook local, Client

The clinic offers hospital facilities for small animals, horses, and does farm calls
for horses and cattle.

Tanglefoot Vet Clinic Hours

8 am – 5:30 pm Mon to Fri • 9 am – 5 pm Saturdays
* After hours EMERGENCY services available by calling the clinic and following the instructions on the voice mail.

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