Dr. Ryan Skinner

Dr. Skinner was born and raised in Camrose, Alberta. His passion for animals started when his family moved to a farm and purchased a few horses, chickens, ducks and ostriches. After graduating high school in Camrose, he moved to Costa Rica with his family. He enrolled in Spanish classes in order to take his veterinary degree in a foreign language and immerse himself in their culture. He graduated from the University of Veritas in Costa Rica in 2004 and is fluent in Spanish. He met his wife there and moved back to Red Deer where he started his family and career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Skinner has three sons and 2 golden retrievers; Hunter and Piper.

Dr. Skinner worked and owned a practice in Red Deer for 12 years prior to selling it and joining the team at Dog and Cat Hospital. Despite his 15 years of active practice, he continues to enjoy all facets of preventative medicine with special interest in internal medicine and radiology.

In his spare time, Dr. Skinner enjoys spending time with family and travelling. He and his sons train in Martial Arts and currently hold black belts in Taekwondo. The active life allows him to indulge as well in his other passion of being a Foodie.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.


    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital