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Embryo Transfer for Sheep & Goats

Genetic Improvement through Excellent Reproductive Technology

From around our province to around our world, Creekside Animal Clinic Ltd. is highly experienced in the field of embryo transfer of sheep and goats. We have worked with breeders of elite meat and dairy goats as well as premier sheep breeders for over 20 years. Our international work has taken us to the United States, China, the Middle East and South America.

Process of Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is the best way to move animal genetics around your farm, or around the world, without risk of disease transmission. It can cost less to ship a tank containing hundreds of embryos than to transport a single live animal.

Peruse our informational guide to learn more about the process of ET:

Small Ruminant ET Transcervical (non-surgical) embryo recovery in dairy goats Transcervical embryo recovery in dairy goats in British Columbia 2012-2013

Reach Your Goals

Would you like to:

  • Increase the number of offspring from your best females?

  • Ensure that imports are at no risk of introducing disease?

  • Establish purebred lines for breeding programs?

  • Save the valuable genetics of top females?

Ask us how we may help you accomplish your goals!

Regulated Embryo Transfer

Embryos are obtained from genetically superior females bred to superior males. All animal health procedures are conducted, and embryos are processed and frozen according to the sanitary standards of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS). All conditions for import permits are negotiated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the importing country’s state veterinary authority.

Canadian animal health standards are among the highest in the world. Elite Canadian sheep and goat genetics are sought to establish breeding programs internationally.

Frozen embryos are a valuable commodity that may be conveniently stored on your farm or shipped to domestic or international buyers (assuming import conditions are satisfied).

Mobile Services

Our fully mobile services include:

  • Donor and recipient scheduling and management

  • Embryo recovery

  • Embryo transfer

  • Embryo freezing

  • Embryo storage and shipping

  • Local training and project support or implementation as requested

  • Custom import and export services to fill your specific breed requirements

  • Consulting

Our Embryo Transfer Specialist

Dr. Brian W. McOnie is certified in small ruminant embryo transfer by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA) and is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the export of small ruminant embryos.

Worldwide Delivery

Creekside Animal Clinic Ltd. is located in Vernon, British Columbia. We have access to the world through Kelowna International Airport and Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the Asia –Pacific Region.


Creekside Animal Clinic Ltd.

5001 24th Street

Vernon, BC V1T 8X7


For appointment and after-hour service:


Fax: 250-549-1351


Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


While our regular business hours are by appointment, we understand that things arise. We’ll do our best to accommodate those urgent cases.

Access our after hour services (for exisitng clients only) by dialling 250-549-3533.

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