Dr. Zulma Poveda

Dr. Zulma Poveda has had experience with companion animals from a very young age. Throughout her childhood, there was always a dog in the home. She also was introduced to larger animals by being able to help with calving and milking cows at her uncle’s dairy farm. In her teen years, she worked with pet food companies. She then received her degree in Veterinary Medicine at La Salle University and received her North American license to practice in 2008 by successfully passing her exams in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Poveda’s goal is to be seen as a caring and dedicated veterinarian to clients. A veterinarian who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure highest quality of care.

Dr. Poveda is proud to call Strathmore, AB home, having established roots here with her husband, two children and their dog Luna (pictured). Dr. Poveda’s mantra is there is always room for improvement.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. 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.

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

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic