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Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Clinic West in Calgary! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 403-246-8386 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

  • Dr.
    Emery Cyfra
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Emery Cyfra grew up on a dairy farm in Symons Valley just north of the city of Calgary. Inspired by veterinarians that visited the farm, Emery, at the age of six years old, became interested in our profession. He became familiar with a number of veterinarians in the city and, after volunteering at Animal Clinic and completing his Bachelor of Science through the University of Calgary, qualified for entry to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Jodi Harbour
    Veterinarian

    Jodi Harbour received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology with distinction from University of Calgary and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with distinction from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Harbour started as a volunteer in 2003 and we are incredibly proud to watch her continue to grow and share her passion for veterinary medicine with us.

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  • Dr.
    Maureen Blessing
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Blessing graduated from WCVM in Saskatoon, SK in 1995. She worked in mixed animal practice in Ponoka for 12 years, focusing mainly on dogs, cats, and llamas. She started working at Animal Clinic West in December 2010. In 2011-2012 Dr. Blessing completed the IVAS acupuncture course with certification pending. Dr. Blessing is also a certified VNA chiropractitioner, has been trained in cold laser therapy, and is currently completing certification in Chinese herbal therapy.

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  • Rachelle Hall, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technologists

    Rachelle graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Fairview College in April of 2006. She worked at an animal emergency centre for three years following graduation before joining the Animal Clinic West team.

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  • Gina Winquist, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technologists

    Gina has been with Animal Clinic West since she started as a volunteer back in high school in 2010. She has attended the University of Calgary for Natural Sciences briefly before transferring to Olds College to obtain a diploma in Animal Health Technology. Now as a graduated veterinary technologist (class of 2017), she can’t wait to continue her career and grow at Animal Clinic West as a full time veterinary technologist starting in September of 2017.

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  • Makenzie Haydon
    Veterinary Receptionist/Assistant

    Makenzie grew up in Red Deer, Alberta. She had several animals growing up; and she often visited her friend’s farm for horseback riding. In 2012, Makenzie moved to Calgary to pursue a career in the arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

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  • Christine Scully
    Veterinary Receptionist/Assistant

    Bio coming soon

  • Nicole Straub
    Veterinary Receptionist/Assistant

    Bio coming soon

  • James Vandergraaf
    Veterinary Assistant

    James was born in Abbotsford, BC, but was raised in Calgary. Half of his Bachelor of Science (major in Biology and minor in Ecology) was completed in BC, though he moved back to Calgary to finish; and this biology degree was obtained with the long-term goal of becoming a veterinarian.

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  • Patricia Uston
    Volunteer

    Patricia Uston is Animal Clinic West’s designated ‘Pet Comforter’! Patricia, a retired nurse, who generously donates her time to our patients who are undergoing surgical procedures and comforts them as they wake up from anesthetic. Her volunteered time has been a tremendous addition to our practice and to the high quality of care we strive to provide.

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  • Shannon Armstrong
    Bookkeeper

    Shannon grew up in various cities across Alberta and British Columbia, establishing permanent residency in Calgary in 1991.

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Location Hours

*For After Hours Emergency please contact Western Veterinary Centre at (403) 770-1340.

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed