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Family Day Weekend Clinic Closure


Saturday February 16th – Monday February 18th

For the Family Day Long Weekend!!!!!


If you have an Small Animal Emergency please call

SAVE Animal Hospital in Okotoks at 403 995-3270 OR

Fish Creek Animal Hospital in South Calgary at 403 873-1700

 For Large Animal Emergency please call

Dr. Jordan Holt at 403 370-1285


Have a fun filled long weekend!

Click here for most recent updates on Tara

January 10th, 2019

Good Morning! Just wanted to update on how amazing our Tara has been doing! She has recently been moved from Trauma to the Ortho ward. She has been working hard every day at the “gym”! She is mastering her new wheels and gives a high 5 the other patients as she makes passes in the hallways. Tara is improving daily. Her cousin commented on the fierce look she has of pure determination! We are all so proud! She is one special lady and is loved by so many. Again we would like to thank you all for your tremendous support, well wishes and donations .You are the best!



December 25th, 2018


Merry Christmas!


This personal message from Tara is to all of you who have been keeping her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


Hello friends family and all those people who are supporting us through this hurdle in our lives.
I have been thinking to myself during some quiet times, how could I ever compose anything that is going to express the gratitude that I’m feeling? How could the words “thank you” ever be enough? The way that friends family, strangers and community have rallied together to support us has left me absolutely speechless. 
I sit here and examine the state of my injuries…have a look at my feet, check out the sutures and staples, attempt to bend my leg just a little further then I did last time…and I think to myself, I’m one lucky girl! I am getting top notch care from multiple departments (plastic, orthopedic, and trauma surgeons), I have the ability to think clearly (most of the time..lol), no head, spinal or internal injuries. And then I put my head back, close my eyes and think about all of the people that have done so much to support us…through thoughts, prayers, food, gifts, helping out with the kids and financially…it’s overwhelming and truly amazes me…this is usually the time when I’m brought to tears. I want each and every one of you to know how much you mean to us. To be surrounded by great people like you gives us a team that will not be defeated! From every ounce of me I thank you all a million trillion times! I envision the day when I will be back at home, having “normal” days with my family, going for coffee dates, oh man….wing nights with a cold pint and sitting in cold arenas watching my beautiful children play the game they love. Until that day….I will continue down this new path, which I am sure will have a few stumps that may trip me up. Knowing that we have all of you with us will soften the falls and make each time we get up a little bit easier. I am forever grateful.
Tara Cydenko

Thursday December 20, 2018

Tara has undergone surgeries to repair a few of her injuries. The surgeries have all gone very well. She is resting and recuperating and has started a small amount of physiotherapy. Tara is in good spirits and is being her positive, cheery, funny self which is the reason we all love her so much.

Family and Doctors have still asked for no visitors at this time.

Friends and family have organized a “Bake Sale” for Tara and her family. It is being held this Saturday December 22nd 9am – 2pm at the Okotoks Recreation Center. What another great idea!! (Please see flyer attached)

Again, we are amazed at the support and well wishes we have received at the clinic and want to thank you all so much!!!!!


 Friday December 14/18
Tara had another surgery on Thursday which went very well. Doctors, Nurses and family are still requesting no visitors at this time so she can rest. We are so grateful that she has no spinal injuries, brain trauma or internal injuries. The enormous amount of support we have felt this week at the clinic has been truly amazing. We will continue to keep you posted on Tara’s progress.
Thank you all so much!
As most of you have heard, Tara was in a Serious Automobile Accident on Friday December 7th.
Tara is being well looked after and is in excellent hands with the Medical Team she has in Calgary.
Doctors, Nurses and Family have respectively requested no Visitors at this time.
Tara will need time to rest and to heal.
We are not surprised at the overwhelming love and support everyone has for Tara, Brad, Quinn and Cole. They are an amazing family and a huge part of our Community. Tara’s positive outlook, happy go lucky personality and truly caring nature is what makes her such an amazing woman!
To help offset expenses they during this difficult time, there has been a GoFundMe page set up to support the Cydeyko Family https://www.gofundme.com/wu6tdy-taras
As so many of you are asking what you can do to help, Eastern Slopes will be accepting donations at the Clinic for Tara and family. It could be in the way of cash, prepaid Visa cards, Fuel Cards, Grocery cards or any other donations would be gratefully accepted.
A support page for Tara, Brad and family has been set up by relatives to send well wishes, support and positive thoughts their way. It may be found by searching “Updates for Tara” on Face book.
We will be updating frequently through our Facebook Page and Website.
Now we all keep Tara, Brad, Quinn, Cole and family in our thoughts and prayers.
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”
Clinic Holiday Christmas Hours


The clinic will be closing December 22nd –

January 1st for Christmas Holidays

Please ensure your Pet’s are stocked up on

Prescription Food and Medications over the Holidays.


If you have an Small Animal Emergency call

SAVE Animal Hospital in Okotoks at 403 995-3270 OR

Fish Creek Animal Hospital in South Calgary at 403 873-1700

Dr. Jordan Holt is available for Large Animal Emergency December 22nd & 23rd and also on December 27th call 403 370-1285

For all other Large Animal Emergencies,  contact your next  nearest Large Animal Veterinarian



From all of us at Eastern Slopes Veterinary Services

We wish you all the best this Christmas Season!!!








Stop by the clinic during Black Diamond Light up
Saturday December 1st from 5pm – 8pm with your
Fur Kids and have a picture taken with Santa!
Enjoy a warm drink and tasty treat around the Fire Pit
while your picture is developing! We will be
accepting non-perishable donations for the
Oilfields Food Bank and monetary donations for
Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you!
Rabies-Positive Cat in Longview Notice from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry ABVMA Alberta Veterinary Association Notice
  Rabies-Positive Cat in Longview
Notice from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
ABVMA Alberta Veterinary Association Notice
Please ensure ALL your pets have a current Rabies Vaccine. If you are not sure please call the clinic and we can help you 403 933-3532.

On November 13, 2018, the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian received notification of a pet domestic cat testing positive for rabies. This nine-year-old, indoor-outdoor cat was born and lived on a farm near Longview. The cat displayed extreme aggression and bit the owner and the owner’s son. This prompted them to seek medical attention, and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis commenced immediately.

There were four other cats and two dogs on the property that are now all under a three-month quarantine. Those animals have also been given post-exposure rabies vaccinations.

Subsequently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also completed variant typing and it is most consistent with the bat variant of the virus. Cats hunting bats is not an abnormal scenario and with the small percentage of bats that are positive for rabies in Alberta, having an unvaccinated cat positive for rabies can occur.

In terms of other recent non-bat detections in Alberta, the last two locally acquired cases occurred in cats in 2010 and 2006. In 2013, there was also a puppy in Calgary that originated from Nunavut that tested positive with the arctic fox variant.

So far in 2018 we have also had nine bats test positive for rabies through scenarios in which they interacted with pet dogs, pet cats or directly with humans. These positive bats have been from all over Alberta, which is not surprising given that bats are present in rural and urban areas and move freely throughout the province.

Even though rabies does occur at a low rate in our province, it is important to remember that only through vaccination of our pets can we protect their health and in turn, human health. This case also serves as an important reminder to ensure that the veterinary team working with animals monitors their protective titres and updates their vaccination status as needed. Please contact your local Public Health office for more information regarding this aspect.


Remembrance Day Weekend Hours


Saturday November 10th In Honor

of Remembrance Day

If you have an Small Animal Emergency call

SAVE Animal Hospital in Okotoks at 403 995-3270 OR

Fish Creek Animal Hospital in South Calgary at

                                                             403 873-1700

                                                               For Large Animal Emergency call

                                                              your nearest Large Animal Veterinarian

                                                                                                                   -LEST WE FORGET-






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Take advantage of 10% discount along with
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Book your Pets Dental today and Save!!!!
Labor Day Long Weekend Hours




Saturday September 1st – 3RD for Labor Day

Long Weekend!!!!!


If you have an Small Animal Emergency call

SAVE Animal Hospital in Okotoks at 403 995-3270 OR

Fish Creek Animal Hospital in South Calgary at 403 873-1700

 For Large Animal Emergency please call

your nearest Large Animal Clinic