2024, 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy, NW Calgary, AB T3P 0M9
Mon - Fri: 7:30 Am - 8 Pm Sat: 9 Am - 5 Pm
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Welcome to

Healthy Paws Forward
Veterinary Hospital

We are a locally owned and operated NW Calgary veterinary hospital. We provide routine and urgent care for all your pet’s needs.

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Dr. Jan Hen-Boisen with a dog
Cute puppy on the visit to Healthy Paws ForwardVeterinary Hospital
Cute dog on the visit to Healthy Paws ForwardVeterinary Hospital
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We Want Your Pet to Be
Happy & Healthy

At Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital, our team of dedicated professionals brings a wealth of experience and passion to caring for your pets. We have the practical knowledge and skills to address your pet’s health needs effectively and compassionately.

Our mission revolves around promoting the well-being of your pet through preventative care, timely detection of diseases, and personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs. We appreciate that your pet is a cherished part of your family, and we ensure they’re treated as such. Our approach involves partnering with you to create a comprehensive care plan that accounts for your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.

We strongly believe every pet deserves a happy, healthy life, and we’re here to help you make that possible. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or for guidance. At Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital, we always go the extra mile to keep your pet healthy and happy.

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Our Veterinary Services

Dog Veterinary Services

Dog Care

We provide a full spectrum of dog veterinary services under one woof

Cat Veterinary Services​

Cat Care

Comprehensive healthcare and medical attention for cats

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Ferret Care

We have over 15 years of experience in ferret medicine & surgery

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Exotic Pet Care

Fur & feathers, skin & scales, we've got you covered

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Discover the Expert
Veterinary Care
Your Pet Deserves

Experience

Our dedicated veterinary team brings together over 45 years of combined industry experience to deliver personalized, top-quality care for each pet we treat.

Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Team

Our team possesses the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a diverse array of illnesses and injuries.

Technology

Our hospital is equipped with X-ray, ultrasound, an in-house lab, and other diagnostic tools that enable us to effectively identify issues and formulate personalized treatment plans.

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Client Care

Our commitment goes beyond treating pets; we also strive to ensure a positive and welcoming experience for pet owners.

Comfort and Support

Our hospital is dedicated to providing a soothing environment for animals and empathetic support for owners navigating challenging decisions or emotions.

We Share Our Knowledge

We provide education and resources to help pet owners better understand their pets' health and behavior and how to care for them properly.

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What Our Clients Say

T. Werle
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“Dr. Shelby Kimura is absolutely the best ferret vet. She catches things that other vets have missed, her knowledge is very up-to-date and she is extremely caring. I would not take my ferrets to anyone else. All of the other staff at Healthy Paws have always been supportive, efficient and kind.”
Emma W.
Emma W.
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"Had a great visit with my 2 dogs and cat! The vet was extremely thorough and took her time examining my pets, and made sure she listened and checked out all of my concerns! She solved a problem I had been having with one of my dogs for ages which was so wonderful. They took the time to make my animals feel comfortable, using calming sprays and letting them have their favourite treats. I had a great experience, and really appreciated the follow up call to personally let me know the results of the tests and explain them to me!"
Robyn M.
Robyn M.
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"I was calling around a dozen vets in the city to see if an immediate appointment was available due to my puppy's bloody diarrhea. Maybe it was just good timing between appointments, but this clinic was the first one to stop and ask me questions about what was happening, and the receptionist even asked the vet about my situation. I have never been to the clinic, never given them any money, but they still took the time to give me valuable informal advice over the phone. Greatly appreciated and very friendly."
Bonnie Trafford
Bonnie Trafford
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"I love this clinic. They took really good care of my dog when he got injured. I really appreciate how they took their time to understand my dog and they were very professional. I also felt their prices are very fair for treatment and they didn’t push things that were not necessary. I will be returning to this vet with my dog AND cat in the future. My pets really do mean the most to me, so thank you!! 💜💜💜"
Lenny Saraceni
Lenny Saraceni
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"I have been to this clinic a few times and they are awesome there. Even had a minor emergency and they got us in super quick. They explain everything thoroughly and give options if the price for treatment is too high for you. Today I called in the morning to get my “high energy” poodle in for an ear pluck and clean and nail trim, was able to get in in early afternoon. The tech was great and super calm, my dog did great with her! A job I will gladly turn over to them. Thank you!!!"
Nate Lamontagne
Nate Lamontagne
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"I had the pleasure of experiencing the exceptional services provided by Healthy Paws and I am extremely satisfied with the level of care and professionalism I received. Their prices are reasonable, and the staff is incredibly meticulous and patient, making sure that my dog, Archy, is always at ease during even the most intrusive procedures. I am grateful to have found such a caring and professional team and cannot recommend them enough. The dedication and care provided from the front desk all the way to the veterinarians is truly remarkable and greatly appreciated."
Suki Henry
Suki Henry
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Not just friendly staff but staff that care🧡 They made sure we understood everything they were doing and kept us in the loop the whole time our dog Henry was there. Dr. Jan and Sabina love each and every pet like it's their own 🥹 They go the extra mile to make you and your pet feel comfortable.
Linda Mouland
Linda Mouland
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My almost 10 year old dog had to get his ear drained …. Now he’s super nervous and DR Jan was just fantastic… This place is always friendly and they all really care
Tao Jacky Liu
Tao Jacky Liu
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Everyone is pet lover not just doing their jobs there. They gave my boy Henry a lot of care and treat him just like their own pets. Dr. Jan is amazing, a very patient, nice and professional lady. Had really good experience for my first time.
Janice E. Ray
Janice E. Ray
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This clinic is the best group of professional, caring and compassionate animal people I have ever had the privilege of meeting in a long time. I so appreciated their knowledge and excellent service. Many thanks to all the staff that helped with our Rudy and especially to Dr Luis.

Veterinary Exclusive Nutrition, Pet Care Items, Toys and Accessories

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We’re Here to Answer Your Questions

You can find the answer you are looking for at our FAQs page or send us a message.

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete a registration form (or you can click here to fill it out prior to your appointment). Please bring any available medical history for your pet.

Upon arrival, our receptionist will greet you and collect necessary information about you and your pet. We’ll weigh your pet, take a charming profile picture for their file, and ensure that any previous medical history is integrated into your pet’s record for the doctor’s review.

Next, you and your pet will be guided into an examination room to meet with our doctor. Our doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination of your pet from snout to tail, discussing any recommended diagnostics or treatments. Rest assured, our team is ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. We aim to provide you with useful resources, tools, and materials to ensure the continued health and well-being of your pet.

We accept payments through cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and e-transfers. Financing support is available through Affirm and Petcard. While we offer direct billing only with Trupanion insurance, we are more than willing to assist you with claim submissions to any insurance provider. Please note that payment is required in full at the time of service.

Indeed, we have Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVTs) as part of our team at our hospital. These highly educated and trained professionals undertake a range of duties including pre/post-surgical patient care, administering and monitoring anesthesia during surgeries and procedures, performing teeth cleanings, taking X-rays, collecting lab samples, and running diagnostics, among other tasks.

Our diverse team also comprises Veterinary Medical Receptionists (VMRs), Veterinary Technologist Assistants (TAs), Veterinarians, and Administrative Staff. Each role is critical to ensuring the smooth operation of our hospital and the well-being of your pets.

We follow the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association’s recommended fee guideline. Please call our hospital at (403) 475-7297 (PAWS) for current pricing.

While appointments are preferred to ensure timely service, we also welcome walk-in visits. Additionally, we provide emergency care during our regular operating hours.

The duration of appointments can vary based on the nature of the visit. Most standard appointments, such as preventive care examinations, typically last approximately 30 minutes. However, if your pet is unwell and requires diagnostics or in-hospital treatments, the appointment may take longer. For multiple issues or skin conditions, extended exams can be booked which may last up to 60 minutes. Shorter services like medical progress exams, nail trims, or anal gland expressions typically take between 15 to 20 minutes.