Welcome to Birchwood Animal Hospital

Call us at (204) 832-1368

Contributing to the well-being of our companion family members.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet!  Our full service animal hospital has been serving the Winnipeg community since 1959.  We pride ourselves on quality medicine and surgery and provide flexible options based on your needs.

We offer in-depth diagnostics including in-house blood evaluation, digital imaging, ultrasound, dental care, grooming and preventative vaccination.  The overall general care of your pet, such as proper nutrition, hygiene and behaviour are addressed by our knowledgeable veterinarians and support team.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the resources available and our responsibilities to the companion animal community.

Our dedicated friends at D'Arcy's A.R.C. are committed to providing shelter, veterinary care, and adoption services for stray and abandoned cats and dogs.  We have worked closely with them for a number of years offering services such as spaying and neutering, examinations and vaccinations, medical treatment and post-adoption veterinary care.  

We are pleased to be part of your pet's health care team! 

Dog Training Providers / Boarding Facilities / Pet Sitting & Walking

Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre    
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre  (204) 878-3740  
Manitoba Conservation - Injured Wildlife  TIP LINE: 1-800-782-0076


Reuniting lost pets with their families just got easier.


We are proud to host canine blood donation clinics for the Canadian Animal Blood BankCall us for upcoming dates.                                        Registration Form and Details

Recipe Books Available Now!

Our recipe book supports D'Arcy's A.R.C. as well as the assorted stray or surrendered animals that we provide care for. 

Why do cats seem to suffer urinary obstruction more often in the cooler months?

While there are many reasons urinary obstructions occur, one may be because cats typically drink water regularly during the hot summer months. As the seasons shift to cooler temperatures they are more likely to consume less fluids due to the drop in temperature or perhaps because of decreased activity and/or forced confinement.

It is strongly recommended to add water to each serving of canned food in order to increase the daily intake.

Here are some additional links for review:

Encouraging Your Cat To Drink Water

Guide To Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

Veterinary Partner - FLUTD

Veterinary Partner - Urinary Blockage

The Veterinary Expert - Blocked Cats

Senior Cats - Warning signs

Call if you notice any changes, you know best what is normal for your cat and what is not:

  • Increased thirst
  • Decreased or increased appetite
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Change in litterbox habits (elimination)
  • Persistent cough or laboured breathing
  • Lethargy / listlessness
  • Weight loss
  • New lumps or bumps on skin
  • Lapse in grooming habits
  • Bad breath
  • Stiffness, trouble with mobility
  • Behaviour changes such as disorientation, irritability, attention-seeking
  • Change in sleep pattern
  • Nighttime vocalization

Low entrance litterboxes are ideal for senior cats!

Recommended:  Try Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter  

  The Human Animal Bond and Euthanasia  (January 2014)

    Online Survey

This is a questionnaire about the experience of euthanasia of a pet within the past year. You are invited to complete this questionnaire if you are over 18 years of age, are Canadian, and have lost a dog or a cat within the last year.

The goal of this study is to understand the decisions and factors that resulted in the euthanasia of your animal. This study is being conducted by Undergraduate students at the University of Alberta...

Continue here to participate in survey.

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For the safety of all pets and humans, please have pets leashed or in a pet carrier while visiting our hospital.

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400 Pembina Highway  Winnipeg, Manitoba  

(204) 452-9427

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2595 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0P5

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