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
    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

    Bio Coming Soon...

  • 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

    Bio coming soon

  • 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.

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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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