Dog Veterinary Services

Dog Veterinarians Who Really Care

At Foothills Veterinary Hospital , our approach to canine veterinary medicine revolves around a comprehensive, competent and compassionate care program, aimed at ensuring the highest quality of life for your dog. Perhaps the greatest measure of our success is found in our many happy patients and kind words from our clients. We value the long term relationship we have with many of our clients. Through good communication and trust we have built so many great relationships with our clients which allow us to partner with our clients to provide the best care for their dog.

This dedication to service is why our practice has become so well known and respected across the dog vet industry. Our veterinary clinic is among the top 12% of hospitals in the US that are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

We offer Wellness Plans meant to keep your pets' health in tip-top shape!

A Comprehensive Approach To Canine Veterinary Medicine

We understand that a dog veterinarian is only as good as his or her ability to successfully prevent, diagnose and treat whatever ailment a dog may be facing. Equally as important is our ability to listen and communicate well with owners to make sure they understand their dog’s health concerns and how to make the best choices for their dog. This is why our hospital is capable of handling any procedure including preventive care, medical diagnosis and emergency surgery. 

An Emphasis On Dog Nutrition

At Foothills Veterinary Hospital  you will find that our veterinarians and staff place an emphasis on the importance of proper nutrition for all phases of your dog’s life. Whether your dog is a puppy, adolescent, adult, or senior, each stage of a dog’s life comes with some special nutritional considerations.

Our veterinarians are here to help you understand your dog’s nutritional needs, including:

  • The best canned or kibble diet for the breed, age and activity level
  • Items ok to add to your dog’s food – ie some cooked veggies
  • Healthy dog snacks
  • What to avoid feeding your dog

We can also help create a custom dog nutrition program taking into consideration things like breed, age, size, physical fitness, allergies and medical conditions. As with humans, proper dog nutrition can be both preventive and sometimes curative, as a balanced diet is essential for both supporting and maintaining optimal health. Of course, your dog cannot choose his or her own diet, and therefore the burden of making good health choices is on you. Understanding the nutritional needs of your dog is an important part of your responsibility to ensure they lead a healthy and happy life for many years to come.

Emergency Services After-Hours

If you happen to need urgent care for your dog during the weekend, our sister hospital Bozeman Pet Hospital can help.  They are open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 9pm, and have access to your dog’s records!  If you need urgent help outside our and Bozeman Pet Hospital’s hours, we will refer you to Pets Emergency Hospital – 406 587-3996, an emergency clinic nearby.

Dog Surgery Options When Necessary

An important aspect of operating a dog hospital is being fully equipped and prepared to perform dog surgery for all kinds of situations. We realize that no one wants to think about their dog needing surgery, however if such an unfortunate situation arises, rest assured that Foothills Veterinary Hospital  is well prepared to guide you and your dog through:

  • Pre-Surgery Protocols
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Post op pain management and nursing care
  • Aftercare/Rehabilitation

A Commitment To Quality And Empathy In Veterinary Care For Dogs

Our veterinarians, technicians, assistants and front staff work together to provide both you and your dog with a compassionate and professional experience. From the initial phone call, it is our goal to make sure you feel that your concerns are addressed, that you are well informed, and that your dog receives the best care.

How To Request An Appointment

Requesting an appointment with one of our dog vets is as easy as picking up the phone, or sending us an email. Our staff is here to help make your trip to the vet as easy as possible for you, and enjoyable for your canine companion.


We provide the following health services for dogs of all ages, breeds and circumstances, including:

We have the facilities, equipment, medicine and knowledge to ensure your dog stays as safe as possible while under anesthesia.  This includes the most up-to-date anesthetic drugs and monitoring equipment, in addition to a dedicated person (technician or veterinarian) monitoring your dog’s vitals every moment of anesthesia. 

Your dog’s behavior is not completely genetically inherent, but can be learned and unlearned with your commitment and our help.

We are equipped to accurately diagnose cancer in your furry friends. If we detect any signs or symptoms of cancer during our thorough examinations, we will promptly recommend a referral to a trusted specialist.

Our skilled veterinarians, facilities, equipment and professional knowledge get to the heart of your dog’s health and wellness matters.

Our knowledge and dental experience can help prevent and treat your dog’s dental conditions, including periodontal disease, fractured or abscessed teeth.  We have digital dental radiography, which allows us to accurately diagnose dental pathology and recommend appropriate dental care to keep your dog’s mouth pain free.

Our expertise means diagnosing and treating your dog’s skin conditions before they become something more than skin deep.  Chronic skin problems are common and we can help get to the bottom of the issue to keep your dog comfortable and healthy. 

Diagnostic imaging allows our veterinarians to diagnose illness, disease and other problems in order to prescribe the proper treatment.  We have in-house digital radiographs to help us diagnose your dog’s condition quickly. 

We are able to manage any emergency care your dog may need during our office hours.

We employ various safe and effective preventive or flea & tick treatment methods for your dog’s health and comfort.

We can recommend professional groomers nearby to help ensure that your dog’s grooming is perfectly matched to its lifestyle.

We specialize in heartworm education and medical prevention, as well as treatment for your dog.

Our in-house laboratory testing services mean faster and more accurate diagnostics or treatment for your dog.  We can perform baseline bloodwork and urine tests right in our clinic.  We work with a reference laboratory to perform more advanced testing.

We are able to customize our pain protocols to include lasers for arthritis, other inflammatory conditions and post operative pain control.

Our professional microchip ID services can help identify your dog in case he or she ever gets lost, stolen or separated from you.

Our nutrition education, awareness and dietary intervention programs can help ensure your dog stays healthy and fit.

We provide customized, effective and compassionate pain management for your dog regardless of age, ability or condition.

Our extensive experience can help your dog have a successful pregnancy, as well as a happy, healthy litter of puppies.

Our comprehensive preventive care program helps you make sure your dog remains healthy and well year round.

We will partner with you to make sure your puppy has the best care and you have all the information you need to care for your new family member.

Our comprehensive senior care protocols and procedures help you to help your dog age gracefully, healthily and happily.

A cornerstone of preventive care, annual wellness exams are key to staying on top of chronic health issues and getting ahead of problems that may be developing.

Our refined pre surgical, surgical and post op care will provide your dog with the safest and most comfortable surgical procedure.

Our facilities, equipment, expert surgeons and technicians offer your dog the best option for a successful surgery and recovery.

Our veterinarians and technicians will customize vaccination protocols that account for your dog’s age, medical history, environment, travel habits and lifestyle.

Schedule An Appointment

We’re committed to providing quality pet care that sets the standard for veterinary hospitals. And our service begins the minute you schedule an appointment with us.

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