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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Our Team

At Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital, we believe that a positive work environment for our team translates to exceptional care for your pets. We prioritize creating a supportive and collaborative workplace culture that allows our veterinarians to deliver the highest standard of care.

By getting to know us, you will see how our passion for pets extends beyond our technical skills. We take pride in building relationships with our patients and their owners, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for everyone.

So, let us get to know each other – we would love the opportunity to show you why our veterinary hospital is the best choice for your pets.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Shelby Kimura with ferrets in her hands

Dr. Shelby Kimura

BSc, BVSc, MS (Veterinary Forensic Science), MRCVS

Veterinarian

Dr. Shelby Kimura graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology and a minor in Psychology. After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne, Dr. Shelby Kimura, a native Calgarian, returned to Calgary to practice as a veterinarian at a 24-hour small animal practice; she owned and worked at a busy 24-hour primary care and emergency practice until late 2018.

Dr. Jan Hen-Boisen, BSc, BVSc

Dr. Jan Hen-Boisen

BSc, BVSc

Veterinarian

Dr. Jan began her career teaching high school Biology and Math. She spent her afternoons assisting the State Veterinarian and discovered her love for animals and veterinary medicine. Dr. Jan pursued her newfound passion in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1993. While raising her son Thomas, Dr. Jan ran a veterinary house call practice serving the Canmore, Banff, and Calgary area.

She is now a full-time member of the Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital team and shares her life with a hairless Chihuahua named Elsie whom she adopted from the Calgary Humane Society. She has a special interest in therapeutic laser therapy, which is a treatment option focused on relieving pain and stimulating healing by applying a laser to the body’s surface. Dr. Jan is a firm believer that most behavior problems can be corrected by using exercise, discipline, and affection, and delights in being able to assist owners with the fears and phobias of their pets.

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Dr. Ehab Hamed

Veterinarian

Dr. Ehab recognized his love for animals as a child when he helped his father with raising birds, especially pigeons. He graduated in Egypt from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cairo in 1997 and joined the Presidential Guard Equestrian Club as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Ehab worked with show horses for nearly two years before he gained an interest in the pharmaceutical and medical devices Industry. He joined a world-leading pharmaceutical company and spent more than ten years moving between different management and consultancy roles, with an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management.

Dr Ehab worked with small animals in three different countries before moving to Canada in 2018. He completed the Animal Health Technology program at Old College in 2020 and worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a number of emergency hospitals in Alberta. After earning his accreditation in 2021, Dr. Ehab worked in Edmonton before becoming a full-time member of our team at Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital. He has a special interest in surgery and attends professional training conferences throughout North America to further build upon his skills. He takes care of a senior Canary at home and has a special interest in birds, small animals, and horses. In his free time, Dr. Ehab likes to watch movies, play table tennis, spend time with his family, and travel.

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Stacy S

Assistant Hospital Manager

Stacy grew up in Ontario and has only recently moved to Alberta. Her passion for all animals, large and small, led her to a career in the veterinary industry. She has worked in small animal practices and managed large equine farms. At the hospital, she enjoys expanding her knowledge on rehabilitation through the use of photobiomodulation. She loves spending time with her daughter and athletic dog named Xena. Stacy hopes to one day compete with Xena in agility!

Carrie with her cat

Carrie E.

Technician Assistant

Carrie was born in St. John’s Newfoundland where her love of animals started.  Her passion grew with horses throughout junior high and high school, when she spent all her spare time working, learning about, and caring for horses.  The barn dogs loved Carrie, especially the bigger dogs that were often drawn to her!  She kept that up with work in animal care and volunteering at a vet clinic which led to her current status as a student in the Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology program.  Carrie has two crazy Bengal cats at home – Tazo and Kazi – which get a lot of vet tech practice care these days!

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Christopher K.

Technician Assistant

Chris obtained his VOA Certificate at Bow Valley College in 2019. He started working as a receptionist at a busy emergency clinic for 3 years before making the transition to general practice. His parents say he has a small zoo at home with a mix of exotics (reptiles and a rabbit) along side 2 cats. In his spare time he can be found playing video games, or crafting to keep himself busy when he isn’t spending time with his pets.

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Randie D.

RVT

Randie grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta in 2009. She graduated from Olds College in 2014 where she attained her Diploma as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. Starting her career in general practice, Randie took the jump to emergency medicine for 4 years, and then made her way back to general practice in 2019. In her not so spare time, Randie enjoys working on her small business, Whisker Squad, making pet collars and leashes. She loves spending time with her partner and daughters, as well as her Blue Heeler Zuri, and two cats. Randie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping and practicing yoga.

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Rachel M.

RVT

Rachel started working in veterinary medicine as a tech assistant in 2017 and loved it so much she continued on to become a registered veterinary technologist. Rachel graduated from Olds College in 2020 and has been practicing as a RVT in Calgary since then. 

Her main interests in vet med are anesthesia and cytology, and she hopes to one day complete her specialty in one of those areas. Rachel is RECOVER CPR certified, laser therapy certified and is currently working on her fear free certification. One of the most important things to Rachel within the clinic is patient comfort, and she especially loves making cozy, comfy kennels full of duvets and blankets for patients to relax in after surgery. In her free time Rachel loves any activity that involves being outdoors, but she especially loves skiing, rock climbing, and hiking in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. She has two sassy toy poodles named Olaf and Jasper that always keep her laughing with their silly personalities!

Amal B.

Amal B.

Veterinary Technical Assistant

Being surrounded by animals for her entire life, Amal discovered her passion for animal medicine from volunteering at animal shelters, zoos, and her connection with her own pets at home.  She has become invested in animal welfare and conservation, and now hopes to expand her knowledge in animal health as she has a strong interest in small animal medicine. Amal is currently pursuing a degree in Zoology and is hoping to follow her dreams by applying to the veterinary program at the University of Calgary. In her free time, Amal finds herself spending time with her parrot, Loki, while playing video games or drawing, and treating her two spoiled cats, Dante and Zuko, like royalty.

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Charlotte L.

Veterinary Technical Assistant

Charlotte started out volunteering at Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital and became a Technical Assistant afterwards. She is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary majoring in Zoology and hopes to continue her studies alongside research in the veterinary medicine program. Since a young age, she has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and intends to specialize in exotic pet care. Charlotte’s passion for animals has led her to co-found a club at school called Paws United Rescue Society (PURS), which is a club dedicated to spreading animal welfare awareness around the university community. In her free time, she volunteers at the Calgary Zoo and is involved in several extracurriculars at school. Her other hobbies include reading, writing, going to the gym and watching movies.

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Mosy

Receptionist

Mosy began her journey in Hong Kong as a veterinary assistant in 2004 and then promoted to practice manager. She made the decision to move to Calgary in 2023, bringing with her three rescue cats Lin Nine, Pao Pao and Nei Nei who she bottle fed. Mosy has continued her work in the veterinary field, bringing her extensive knowledge and passion to deliver satisfactory customer service. 

In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her cats and watching movie with friends and family.

Caitlin K.

Caitlin K.

Veterinary Student

Ever since she was a kid, Caitlin has felt at home around animals. Starting at the age of eight, she discovered her love for animals while assisting her mom with her work at the MEOW Foundation. Not soon after, Caitlin adopted her first cat, Loki, and is on her way to becoming a foster fail by adopting her foster dog, Karen. Caitlin is an advocate for animal rights and supports anti-breed specific legislation or BSL.

Caitlin started as a volunteer at Healthy Paws Forward Veterinary Hospital and was ecstatic to join the team soon after. She is currently enrolled in the veterinary program at the University of Calgary.

Caitlin enjoys spending her free time volunteering at Megan’s Rescue Efforts Society and going for walks with her foster dog. She also loves to spend hours in the gym, reading, playing guitar, and trying to keep her many plants alive.

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