Dr. Bruce graduated from the Western College of Veterinary
Medicine in 1977. After practicing in Prince George, BC for 8 years he moved
with his wife, Pamela and children Keri and Simon to Bragg Creek, Alberta in 1985 where they
built the Bragg Creek Animal Hospital and attached art gallery. After 20 years,
the practice was sold and Dr. Rodger then worked for several clinics in Calgary, Alberta
and the surrounding area. Bruce maintains a small house call practice.
Clinical Services, Eastern Slopes Veterinary Services, Black Diamond,(403)933-3532include surgery, dentistry,
acupuncture, and medical cases. In 2008, Dr. Bruce introduced single port Laparoscopy to the veterinary community in Calgary and uses this
equipment for many procedures which are minimally invasive and much less
painful - much desired by both patients and owners.
Dr. Rodger's years of experience enable him to give advise to both pet owners and other veterinarians - offering options andrealistic solutions in many cases. His compassion for both pets and the owners' who care for them is well known.
Bruce has maintained his close relationship
with wildlife after having worked as a Park Naturalist for the National Parks in Jasper during summers of vet school. He enjoys walks
in the woods and hills around his home in Bragg Creek, Alberta. He played in the Regina Symphony (French Horn) in his youth and maintains his passion for music in a world beat
fusion band SCRUFFY FISH with the One World Drum Co.( Calgary Alberta.) He is a key board + flute musician and loves spending time with the engineering of their sound tracks.
He is well known as a breeder of
Standard Poodles and has empathy and help for the veterinary
needs of breeders.
Acupuncture is the art of
choosing the appropriate acupuncture points (points on the body where one can
access the Qi energy of the body) to treat different medical conditions. Conditions which often respond to acupuncture
include arthritis and other joint pain conditions, skin conditions, chronic
intestinal problems, and other things. The therapist inserts fine needles into specifically chosen points. The
needles are stimulated in various ways, and are left in places for 10-20
minutes. Treatments are repeated at intervals of a few days to a few weeks.