Tanglefoot Veterinary Services Ltd

Trust us when you need a top-notch veterinarian in Cranbrook

Does your pet need to see a vet in Cranbrook? Tanglefoot Veterinary Services is a full-service mixed animal practice providing preventative, surgical and medical treatment for small animals, farm animals, equines and exotics.

Since 2009, Tanglefoot has been offering affordable veterinary care in the East Kootenay region, with locations in Cranbrook and Fernie. We approach every appointment with compassion and empathy—we know your pet is part of your family.

The knowledgeable, friendly and highly trained staff guarantees excellent service. We offer a large range of services, including vaccinations, microchipping, nail cutting, and spay and neuter surgeries.

Does your pet require a vet exam? Call a trustworthy veterinarian in Cranbrook

Give us a call at 250-489-1655 and we will be happy to book you an appointment for your beloved animal companion.

5 stars

Five-star customer reviews for Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook:

“Our second emergency after-hours visit in two years with our Pug, Rosie: Exceptional care yet again after Rosie got into something she shouldn’t have AGAIN and put herself in both respiratory and gastrointestinal distress.

Dr. Joanna and Charlotte took our concerns seriously and promptly and we have our Rosie back with us rather dopey but feeling much better. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your care and concern really show.” ~ Sandra, Google reviewer

“Amazing vet clinic. Our older border collie was in rough shape after being attacked by an off-leash dog. This happened after hours and we were able to talk to a technician over the phone and get expert advice immediately. The vet and technicians at Tanglefoot took amazing care to clean and stitch him up a couple of times and offer advice and support any time we needed. It's only been a few weeks and our boy is almost back to normal.” ~ Rene, Google reviewer

“Staff are super friendly and treat your pets well. Everything is clean and they have a large variety of foods available. Testing turnaround is quick and follow-up is always done. Really happy with the service we have experienced here over the years. Your fur-babies will be well taken care of.” ~ Granden and Myra, Google reviewers


My pet needs a veterinarian in Cranbrook. What services are offered at Tanglefoot?

The staff members at Tanglefoot Veterinary Services have experience with all kinds of animal clients—from dogs and cats to horses, goats, sheep, llamas and alpacas. Whether you just need a routine check-up or a major medical diagnosis, we are here to give you the best possible service for the most affordable rates.

Our veterinary services in Cranbrook include:

  • Spay and neuter surgeries
  • Annual wellness exams and parasite control, such as deworming
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nail trimming for dogs and cats
  • Dental cleanings and tooth extractions for dogs and cats
  • Equine dentistry/floating
  • Lameness exams—equine
  • Feed supplements and nutraceuticals—equine
  • Vaccinations
  • On-site laboratory services
  • General surgery
  • Digital X-rays—for equines either at the clinic or portable
  • Digital ultrasounds
  • Mobile service
  • Pet food and supplies
  • On-call service for cattle emergencies and other veterinary emergencies

There are a wide range of other services that we offer our furry friends. For cats that are prone to matting and do not tolerate being brushed, we can shave them with the help of sedation. We can either simply shave the mats out or give them a fancy lion cut!

We also do microchipping either during an annual exam or when they come in for a spay or neuter. If you have a pet that needs a blood transfusion, we can do that in the clinic. Staff pets often act as donors. If multiple transfusions are going to be needed, we will blood type your pet and try to find a match with the help of an outside laboratory. These are just a few examples of additional services offered. If you are ever looking for a specific procedure, please feel free to call and ask because we may be able to help you.

Tanglefoot Veterinary Services offers farm calls for horses and cattle along with making routine trips to Creston, Fernie and Invermere to help take care of all your horse's needs.

Equine reproductive services are also provided, including ultrasound, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, assistance with foaling and caslicks procedures.


Can I call Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook if my pet needs emergency care after hours?

When your pet has an emergency, they need prompt vet assistance. Illness or injury can happen at any time of day, and we are here for clients even outside of our regular office hours.

After-hour emergency services are available 24/7 by calling the clinic at 250-489-1655 and following the instructions on the voice mail. We can provide professional, skilled veterinary service and make the situation as stress-free as possible for all involved.


I need pet supplies in Cranbrook. Can I buy pet food and other essentials at Tanglefoot?

We proudly offer pet food and supplies at our Cranbrook clinic.

Our main food provider is Royal Canin. We are proud to offer food made and sourced in Canada. They offer a wide range of maintenance and specialty diets.

We also have a full in-clinic pharmacy, which includes prescription medications, as well as a variety of parasite control products.

What does Tanglefoot Veterinary Services offer at their Fernie location?

If you are located in the Fernie area, check out the Tanglefoot Veterinary Services Fernie page.

What are the opening hours for Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook?

  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Emergency service is offered 24/7

Who is the owner of Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook?

Dr. Uli Helvoigt

What was the first year in business for Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook?


What payment options does Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook accept?

Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Cheque, Cash

Contact info

Address: 315 Industrial Road F, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6N4

Phone: 250-489-1655

Email: [email protected]


315 Industrial Rd F Cranbrook V1C 6N4

Exterior of Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in Cranbrook, BC