Manning Veterinary Clinic

640 7th Avenue NW
Manning, AB T0H 2M0


Health Care Services

Your Pet's Nutrition   ⋅   Dermatology & Allergy Testing   ⋅   Glaucoma Screening & Prevention   ⋅   Reproductive Medicine   ⋅   Telemedicine


Proper nutrition is an important aspect of your pet's overall good wealth - it is also the easiest for you to control.

Feeding your pet the highest-quality food that you can afford is one of the best ways you can contribute to the health of your pet.. While it is not always apparent on the label, the differences between premium and budget varieties of food is often in the quality of the ingredients. Both may contain similar amounts and types of proteins, but may be very different when it comes to digestibility and nutritional value. Making the best nutritional choice for your pet not only affects their general health, but will also improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

Dr. McCracken can perform a body condition evaluation of your pet and give recommendations. We can also provide you with information on proper serving size, nutrient requirements, and feeding strategies for your pet. We will also help you understand pet food claims so you can make the most informed decision. 

We carry both the Royal Canin and Purina Veterinary Diets maintenance diets:

  • puppy
  • large breed puppy
  • adult
  • large breed adult
  • mature
  • senior

We are also able to order a variety of other pet food brands, including Acana, Prescription Hills and Science Diet.


Some pets suffer from chronic conditions (such as skin issues or allergies) nutritional challenges and may benefit from a prescription diet. When this is the case, Dr. McCracken may recommend a prescription diet. Making this change can have a significant positive impact on your pet's overall health and well-being.

Prescription diets benefit a number of medical conditions:

  • overweight or obese animals
  • diabetes
  • food allergies
  • digestive problems
  • liver disease
  • bladder and kidney disease


If left untreated, allergic reactions and skin conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. It is important to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions in your pet. These include:

  • bumps, crusts, or pus filled vesicles on the skin
  • head shaking
  • loss of hair
  • red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
  • scratching, licking, chewing, or biting the skin, feet, and ears
  • increased skin pigmentation
  • thickened skin

These symptoms may indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergy reaction to such things as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to have him or her seen by Dr. McCracken. She will evaluate your pet, explain the condition, determine an effective method of treatment, and discuss with you how to prevent future episodes.


Glaucoma is a common condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the optic nerve. This is followed by a loss of vision and blindness.  Glaucoma, which can be hereditary or the result of injury or illness, can lead to a loss of vision and blindness so early detection and prevention is important. Because secondary glaucoma can progress rapidly, it is considered an emergency.

Your pets eyes are important! Contact the Manning Veterinary Clinic if your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms or eyes appear to be:

  • bulging
  • red
  • excessive tearing
  • producing discharge
  • sensitive to light
  • painful
  • appear cloudy

Rapid changes in your pet's eyes is considered an emergency situation and should be addresses as immediately as possible.

A complete eye exam is a non-invasive, simple procedure that should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort.  It is an effective screening measure for glaucoma and can also help set a baseline measurement of your pet's normal eye measurements.


Despite your best efforts, pets can simply become sick. Because animals cannot tell you what's wrong - sometimes even hiding the pain - a veterinarian should provide a full medical exam to diagnose and effectively treat your pet. Dr. McCracken, supported by state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, can identify and effectively treat a range of complex and internal medicine diseases.


We love puppies and kitties! Dr. McCracken and staff can provide you with information and assistance through all phases of the breeding process. We provide the following reproductive medical services for your pet:

  • pregnancy checks
  • caesarian sections
  • pre- and post-natal care
  • vaginal cytology


As a subscriber of IDEXX Telemedicine, Dr. McCracken is able to send laboratory samples and radiographs to veterinary providers who are specialists in their fields. Just another way that we are able to provide the most advanced care to our patients!