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Caledonia Veterinary Clinic History

Caledonia has had the pleasure of having a family owned veterinary clinic for over 35 years! Caledonia Veterinary clinic was initially opened up in the spring of 1975 by Drs. Bert and Gudrun Schaefer. The clinic then serviced mostly small animals and Dr. Bert Schaefer offered herd health. Drs. Vinny and Isabel Hetram purchased the clinic from them in 1995 and practiced small animal medicine only. The practice was moved from 248 Argyle Street South to a specially designed and renovated larger facility at 230 Argyle Street South on March 27th, 2006.

Since 1995, we have offered warm small town service that goes beyond just veterinary medicine! We have long-term staff members who all have housefuls of their own pets. Our staff team works together like family and enjoys keeping busy helping the animals.

Caledonia Veterinary Clinic today:

We offer full clinic services from routine small animal exams and vaccines, blood, urine and fecal analysis and all types of parasite control. We can perform dentistry, extractions and digital dental radiographs. Our digital radiology unit was purchased and installed in March 2012 which allows us to take and process radiographs in a very short period of time and can send digital radiographs home with the owners after their visit. We also offer specialty surgeries performed by in-house veterinarians or specialists that travel to our clinic and use our facility. We offer ultrasound and endoscopy services from a travelling specialist for diagnoses and for ultrasound guided biopsies. We also pride ourselves in offering over the phone client support whenever possible.

As a local small business, we pride ourselves in supporting our community in many ways: through the many years of soccer and hockey team sponsorships, the Corvairs sponsorships, the Caledonia Rotary Club support, Canada Day petting zoo, Caledonia Fair pet show, the Crash Test Doggies Flyball Team sponsorship since 2001 , OVMA Pet Trust, Farley Foundation, Caledonia Food Bank, Grand River Gymmies Gymnastic Club and many more one-time fundraisers in the area.