Animal Clinic West is a growing, small animal practice and looking to hire *a Full-time Veterinary Receptionist & Part-time Registered Veterinary Technologist * who has a passion for animals with a positive attitude.  

Successful candidates will be energetic, reliable, have a mature and exceptional communication skills. Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter to and "Attention Caren."

Welcome to Calgary West Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Calgary,AB
Call us at (403) 246-8386

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (403) 246-8386!

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If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Emery J Cyfra is a licensed AB veterinarian, treating dog and cats. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Calgary West Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Emery J Cyfra has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Calgary veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (403) 246-8386 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Calgary veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Calgary pet owners.

At Calgary West Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Emery J Cyfra
Calgary Veterinarian | Calgary West Animal Hospital | (403) 246-8386

921 37 Street SW
Calgary, AB T3C 1S4

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Emery Cyfra
    Medical Director/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

    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

    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 Technologist

    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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  • Alexandra Lacey, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technologist

    Alex grew up in a small town in northern Alberta. She loves fishing, quadding and anything outdoors. She recently graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Fairview College in April of 2018. Alex has a passion for small animal medicine and looks forward to growing in her profession here at Calgary West Animal Hospital.

  • Sarah Komarniski
    Client Service Representative

    Sarah was born in Calgary, AB and has grown up her entire life owning animals from cats to mice and everything in between. She attended Old’s College for the Veterinary Technical Assistant program in 2018, graduating with distinction. She has since joined the team at Calgary West Animal Hospital and is excited to continue to grow in her career!

  • Christine Scully
    Technical Assistant

    Chrissy graduated her Veterinary Office and Technical Assistant program in May of 2018 and joined the Calgary West Animal Hospital shortly after in July 2018. She has her own zoo of animals at home including 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 snake. Her long term goal is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technologist.

  • Patricia Uston

    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.
    When she is not at the clinic comforting the post-surgical patients, Patricia loves to spend her time with her husband and two Sphynx cats, Poppy and Layla.

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  • James Vandergraaf
    Summer Vet Student

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


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  • "These guys are amazing! Super friendly, funny and most of all, very knowledgable! Brought my kitten in for her first shots and noticed a minor issue, squeezed in my older guy too so he could be checked over as well. Chevy and Powder thank everyone at the clinic �"
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