Dave Fowler

Dave Fowler
Dave Fowler
Dr. Dave Fowler was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. Veterinary medicine was his passion from a very young age, and he realized his dream of becoming a veterinarian at Colorado State University. After receiving his DVM degree Dave travelled north to Saskatoon where he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a small animal surgical residency. Dave successfully passed board examinations as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1987. He served on the small animal surgical faculty at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon from 1984 through 2002 where he also served as Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Radiology and Surgery from 1997 through 2000. During his tenure in Saskatoon Dave trained many of the veterinarians now practicing in Western Canada.

Dave left university life in 2002 to enter private practice helping to build a specialty and referral practice first in Calgary and now with VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre in Edmonton.

Dave enjoys mountain biking, diving and adventure racing. He and his wife Pam are pretty much bossed around by their two rescue dogs, Bob and Margaret.

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All veterinarians are able to perform surgery as part of their veterinary practice. However, difficult cases may be best managed by a specialist. Board-certified surgeons work closely with the owner and the primary veterinarian before and after surgery in a team approach to ensure continuity of care for your pet.

In addition to having advanced surgical training, our surgeons also have highly qualified technologists and support staff with advanced knowledge, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and equipment that may not be available to your primary veterinarian.

Following surgery and any postoperative follow-up care, the primary veterinarian resumes ongoing care of the pet.

VCA Canada Guardian’s veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the very best in surgical care. They also act as a resource for your primary veterinarian by providing consultations on difficult or unusual cases. We are always striving to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your pet.


Our Facility

VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre has four fully-equipped operating rooms that use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Advanced diagnostic imaging tests like digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT or CAT scan and ultrasound help evaluate patients before and after surgery.

Guardian Veterinary Centre

5620-99 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 1V2

Main: 780-436-5880

Fax: 780-436-6222

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours


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