We are a locally owned and operated NW Calgary veterinary hospital. We provide routine and urgent care for all your pet’s needs.
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.
We provide a full spectrum of dog veterinary services under one woof
Comprehensive healthcare and medical attention for cats
We have over 15 years of experience in ferret medicine & surgery
Fur & feathers, skin & scales, we've got you covered
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 PayBright 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.
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.