ambermarshallBig Rock Animal Clinic is proud to be the Veterinary Clinic of Choice for Amber Marshall’s pets. This includes her amazing dogs, cats, horses, and occasionally even her haltered bovines. Amber is the Star of the popular CBC show Heartland, filmed locally.








Hello, my name is Nero. I had a tragic incident in September 2013 when I was 7 weeks old. Someone set me on fire.Yes, that’s right. On fire. I may have lost the majority of my ears, but due to the help of countless volunteers and compassionate veterinarians from multiple clinics, I never lost my will to survive. These pictures are from right after the incident, up to present day (2014).

As you can see, I am a full grown dog now, and my tail wags just as hard today as it did during my recovery. I live with an amazing Human family, along with my canine brothers and sisters. I am Nero, and this is my Petsimonial.

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Dr Rick’s “bed-side” manner is excellent, and the level of care is top notch. We trust no one else with our animals. – C. Enders

We left a Calgary vet clinic because we did not like its front desk staff. We were lucky to find Big Rock Animal Clinic.Dr Rick and his staff are compassionate and caring towards animals. Our two Jack Russell’s are happy to go to the Clinic for a visit or check up. Dr Rick’s suggestions for treating our one Jacks allergies and laser treatment for her shoulder was less stressful on her and us. When we email Dr Rick with concerns or questions our emails are answered A.S.P,which we find a big help. We highly recommend this wonderful environment for your pet. – John, Rachel, Kitty & Kenny

I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Rick years ago in Cochrane, AB….always kind, personable and the ultimate professional, Rick has went above and beyond for myself and all my animals… I’m truly grateful for him, his awesome clinic, and all of his caring staff. His passion for veterinarian medicine is evident, but what sets Dr. Rick apart is his compassion. I never have felt that he would ask me to do unnecessary tests to rack up huge bills. Compassion and common sense always prevail. I drive 3hrs to visit Big Rock Animal Clinic, Dr Rick and his staff, because they make me feel listened to, respected, and cared for. I will always be grateful knowing their animal clinic is available to help. Thank you!!! –Birgitta Wilkinson

Big Rock Animal Clinic is an amazing clinic!! The staff are all very friendly and extremely helpful. Dr. Rick is so awesome with all the animals, they all love him. He is very gentle and knowledgeable in looking after all his patients. The clinic is top notch, I am very impressed with all the diagnostic equipment they have to diagnose conditions and the equipment they have for treating them as well. The location is very good, and lots of parking. Overall, I think it is a great clinic!! – Bev Cumbers

Dr. Rick and all the staff are amazing people. They have always treated me with respect and shown my animals love and compassion. They have been there for me through extremely difficult moments and were always professional yet personal. I recommend Big Rock Animal Clinic to all my clients and friends:) – Tara G

Our kitties love visiting Big Rock Animal Clinic. They feel very well taken care of and gets lots of love and cuddles. We feel confident in the service provided. Our pets have received exceptional care. – Dineen King

Dr. Rick has been our veterinarian for over 8 years. Although we live in Cochrane we continue to bring our animals to the Big Rock Animal Clinic in Okotoks because of the trust we have in Dr. Rick. He is always available to help us with whatever situation arises for our animals. He shows compassion, knowledge and expertise along with a distinct personal touch. I have referred other clients to Dr. Rick because I know he will provide the best care to any animal. – Heather Storoziuk

I found Dr. Rick and the staff very friendly and compassionate. They took their time to explain everything to me. I took one of my dogs there to get dental work done, and was so happy with the experience that I took my other dog the next month. – Cheryl Krysko

Dr. Rick and his friendly staff, has been there through some rough times with our cat and dog. He treats them like family, like we would treat them and that is very important to me. They are never too busy to listen if you have concerns, and always go out of their way to make sure your animals are in perfect health, and that you are comfortable and satisfied with what is happening. They always talk you through whatever is going on, and always look for the animal’s best interest. To me that is a major plus point. Hands down the best vet we have ever had, and will be our vet till we don’t have animals or move away. Will highly recommend them. – Teresa Crafford

Honest results, the vets in Calgary wanted $3000 to unnecessarily do dental work on my dog. We went to Big Rock and was told all his teeth are in perfect condition. That is why we are going here. Calgary vets are way to expensive and don’t care they just want your money the extra drive is worth it. Also the vet didn’t even charge us. Plus we shop here now. – Vince P


What can you say about a veterinary clinic that saved your dog’s life? Somehow, “thank you” just isn’t enough. Big Rock Animal Clinic is quite simply an amazing place to bring your pet – be it for a check up, emergency visit or follow up – and we have experienced all three. Recently we experienced a crisis with our 15 year old Jack Russell. It was 6pm on a Thursday evening and when I phoned them, I was told to bring him in. Even though they were closing at 8pm, Tanya and Dr. Dain stayed late to perform emergency surgery. They even kept our Scout for two days at the clinic. This is an animal clinic that took the time to send me a picture of Scout after the surgery at 11pm and a video of him walking the next day. Every single person at that practice cares so much about not only the furry friends coming in the door, but for the people with them. Their compassion and caring that night and in the weeks since are appreciated beyond measure. Dr. Rick said that what they have done for Scout is not special. They do it for all their animals. I would agree – what they have done and continue to do is extraordinary. This is an exceptionally talented and caring group of people that make up Big Rock Animal Clinic. So, thank you for being super heroes (especially, you, Dr. Dain), for being awesome and for caring so much for our Scout. – The Thomas Clan