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Welcome to Fort McMurray Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Fort McMurray, Alberta
Call us at 780-743-4044

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 780-743-4044!


If you live in Fort McMurray or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Fort McMurray Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Fort McMurray veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 780-743-4044 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Fort McMurray veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Fort McMurray pet owners.

At Fort McMurray Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Fort McMurray Veterinarian | Fort McMurray Animal Hospital | 780-743-4044

10116 Centennial Dr
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H1Y4

  • Dr.
    Bob Gilbert
    B.Sc., DVM

    Dr. Gilbert was born and raised in Edmonton. He graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta in 1971. He then went on to receive his DVM at the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. Soon after graduation Dr. Gilbert moved to Fort McMurray and founded the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital becoming the town’s first resident veterinarian. He has since worked on animals of all sizes and has even worked with the sled dogs of the Iditarod. He has a particular interest in orthopedic and laser surgeries.

  • Dr.
    Jennifer Bennett
    B.Sc., DVM

    After growing up in Cape Breton, N.S., Dr. Bennett went on to the Atlantic Veterinary College and graduated with her DVM in 2003. Soon after graduation she moved to Fort McMurray and has been here ever since.

  • Barbara Gilbert
    Practice Manager

    Barb has been by Dr. Gilbert’s side ever since they were married. She plays an integral role in the day-to-day activities at the clinic by managing the staff and controlling the finances.

  • Chanelle Poirier
    Registered Veterinary Technologist

    Chanelle moved to Fort McMurray in 2011 and has been working at the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since Febuary 2015. Chanelle loves being involved in surgeries and has a particular passion for emergencies. In her spare time, she likes to spend time watching Netflix with her 8-year-old tabby cat Mylo. 

  • Krista Gilbert
    Clinic Assistant

    Krista grew up in Fort McMurray Alberta. After completing the EMT course she decided she missed working with animals. She then joined the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital team where she is currently working as a Veterinary Assistant. In September she is working on becoming a RAHT at the Grande Prairie regional collage. She has a long haired german shepherd named Laika who is currently 7 years old.

  • Erica Wittemann

    Erica was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has been with the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since September 2012. She has a great love for animals, including her own - Lu the Chihuahua, and Gus and Zoe the cats. She enjoys spending her evening and weekends exploring with the adventurous Lu.

  • Katie Mahar

    Katie grew up in rural N.S. and has always had a close connection with animals. She moved to Fort McMurray soon after graduating high school and has since called it home.



    Huge thank you to the very friendly staff at the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital. They were quick to assist Garfield and Dr. Osborne was great and very compassionate. Thank you

    Michael Jimmy Procinsky

    Blown away by the kindness and compassion shown to me by everyone at the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital. I had quite a bit of dental work done on my elderly dog today and was feeling very emotional about it - Dr. Osbourne and the entire staff were sure to keep me updated and informed every step of the way. They took incredible care in ensuring Perry was well love before and after surgery. They turned what started as a really terrible experience for us into a great one.

    Brandi Hepditch

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