Veterinarian with a cat on her shoulders

Dr. Laura McKay

Dr. Laura McKay, B.Sc, DVM, MSc, Ph.D. is originally from Montreal, Quebec and has lived all over Canada before moving to Calgary 10 years ago. She completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Calgary, went on to an MSc in Neuroscience at McGill University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. After 6 years of working as a researcher at the University of Calgary, Laura decided it was time to go back to school and follow her childhood dream to become a veterinarian. She has been working at Fish Creek as a student since 2015 and joined the team as a vet in 2018. She has a special interest in emergency medicine and is excited to be working at a busy 24hr clinic.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and their young son and daughter. She also rides horses competitively (show jumping) and loves getting out to the mountains to go hiking, camping and skiing. She has two cats (Zoe and Newton) and two horses (Koko and Ganesh).
Fish Creek Pet Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this commitment, we have implemented a variety of precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

Updated April 9, 2021


In order to maintain value for services along with our high standard of care, Fish Creek Pet Hospital has transitioned to an Urgent Care Model. This transition has taken effect at 10:00pm on Monday, April 12, 2021. Our new operating hours, 7 days per week, will be as follows:


OPEN 6:00am-10:00pm for urgent care and hospital admissions
CLOSED 10:00pm-6:00am no urgent care and/or hospital admissions during these hours while we care for our hospitalized patients overnight


If possible, please call us at 403.873.1700 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403.873.1700, and we'll come to you.

If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.


For non-urgent and general practice services, you can contact our sister clinic:

Little Creek Veterinary Clinic
3125 – 150 Millrise Blvd SW
Calgary AB, T2Y 5G7

Caring for your furry family members has been an honour for our team over the last 15 years. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support as we navigate these operational changes. Our vision with this adjustment is to help us stay true to our goal and mission - providing the best possible care for your pet throughout its life by providing high-quality medicine and services.

For a list of 6 alternate emergency hospitals that are open 24/7, please see the "Contact Us" page.

Your Fish Creek Veterinary Team