Mission Statement

At Country Grove, our goal is to educate our clients so they can be responsible, knowledgeable, and successful pet owners, enhancing the human-pet bond for families. We strive to provide progressive veterinary medicine to our community with compassionate, high quality pet care services, in a healing, comfortable environment.

Practice Philosophy

At Country Grove, we will always be an advocate for your pet and recommend the best treatment tailored to meet your pet’s needs. We will also be sensitive to those needs as we are aware each client and pet require personalized, individual care, attention and understanding. We encourage open communication, enabling you to be informed and comfortable with your pet’s condition and treatment options. During your consultation and wellness exam, we will also focus on preventative medicine and care needed to keep your pet happy and healthy for the years to come. Our team at Country Grove is knowledgeable and ready to serve you. We appreciate the trust our clients place in us!

At Country Grove, we honour the terms of the Canadian Veterinary Oath at all times in our practice:

“As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.
I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.
I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.”

History

Dr. Gordon Carnes and his wife Jean, purchased the vacant lot where the clinic stands in 1986 with the intention of building a stand alone veterinary clinic that would provide the future clients and pets with a “homey country atmosphere”. The building was designed to pay tribute to Aldergrove’s past heritage, while providing natural light to most rooms and allowing for future expansion. The reception area was furnished with antiques acquired that fulfilled the display and storage requirements to keep the desired atmosphere. From the numerous comments over the years, the goal was achieved. The rest of the clinic, including the treatment area, surgery suite, in-house lab, radiology room, kennels rooms were designed for efficiency and the ability to adapt for future needs. After 30 years of use, and all the changes in Aldergrove, and in veterinary medicine, the building has stood the test of time.

Dr. Gordon Carnes and the staff at Country Grove Veterinary Clinic would like to welcome Dr. Jessica Wolfe to the practice and the Aldergrove community. Dr. Carnes has decided to retire after starting the practice 30 years ago and feels very fortunate in finding Dr. Wolfe to be able to take care of the many valued clients and their pets. Dr. Carnes plans on still being available on a part time basis to ease himself in to retirement and assist with the transition. Dr. Carnes stated “It has been an honour to have been entrusted in the care of so many of Aldergrove’s pets over the last 30 years and I would like to thank each and every client for their support. I have been fortunate to see Aldergrove grow and become a community that we can be proud of.”

Hello! My name is Dr. Jessica Wolfe. As the new owner of Country Grove Veterinary Clinic, I am excited and feel it is a privilege to be taking over from Dr. Carnes. He has created a warm and welcoming hospital for families and their pets. I hope to continue the success of Country Grove, to lead it with passion and reach new levels. I look forward to meeting his clients and the patients. Thank you for coming in to meet with me and entrusting me with your pet’s health care.