Tanglefoot Veterinary Services to expand to Fernie

The new Fernie veterinary facility should be open in July 2016.

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A line up of the friendly staff at Tanglefoot Vet Clinic.

A line up of the friendly staff at Tanglefoot Vet Clinic. — Photo courtesy Tanglefoot Veterinary Services

Owner and veterinarian Uli Helvoigt has announced that Tanglefoot Veterinary Services, based in Cranbrook, will be opening a new branch in Fernie in time for the summer of 2016.

"We already work with a lot of people from Fernie, but they can't always make it to Cranbrook during regular business hours," Uli Helvoigt said in an interview with the Fernie Real Estate magazine. "In Cranbrook we have a range of services and specialists. The new clinic in Fernie will be able to operate independently and call on Cranbrook when they need to."

Tanglefoot is currently renovating a vacant building on 7th Ave which will become the new home of the Fernie branch.

Tanglefoot's business manager, Greg Andrews said in the same interview, "After weighing everything up, we felt like this was the right time for Tanglefoot and for Fernie. Dealing with the City of Fernie has been a very positive experience."

One veterinarian and two support staff will provide services Monday to Friday at the Fernie clinic, with emergency and mobile services offered from their larger Cranbrook facility.

The new Fernie veterinary facility should be open in July 2016.

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