Comprehensive veterinary care for companion animals , equine and livestock.
Our annual community service event for the past 2 years was cleaning the Tri-County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. We cleaned for a few hours and thoroughly enjoyed helping out our community get ready for fair.
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. It will also help cover medical costs for people who can not afford them. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will go directly to animals in our Deer Lodge community. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation.
September 20th is National Teach Ag Day. We at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic enjoy educating on that day also! In 2016 and 2017 we went to the grade school and had stations on talking about different uses for animals, demo on how to listen to hearts, surgery, ruminant anatomy, dog safety and growing plants. We also went to the High School to discuss different careers in Agriculture. We also incorporate Teach Ag with our local 4-H clubs by them coming to the clinic to learn about vaccinations, labwork, surgery, physical exams and antibiotics.
Dr. Nielsen, Price and Thomas have all volunteered some time over the years to talk to Seeley Swan High School and Elementary Schools, Powell County High School, OD Speer and Granville Stuart Elementary School and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Topics covered included Veterinary Medicine, owning your own business and agricultural animals. Dr. Thomas helps out every year with WSU College of Vet Meds interactive learning week where students practice their communication skills.
We have hosted 4-H night at the clinic the past 2 years. We have educated on the importance of preventing parasites, vaccinating animals, and preventative health care. We also gave tours and explained what we do on a daily basis at the veterinary clinic.
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic and the Cottonwood Commons Transition Home have partnered up to support residents pets with routine veterinary care. We provide annual vaccinations, examination, deworming and bloodwork for senior animals. We also send them with a care package that consists of toys, food, leash and collar.
We do take veterinary student externs every few months. They watch and help with our daily routines, how a rural veterinary practice functions (scheduling, management, culture, case work up and problem solving ) and see every aspect of veterinarian life.