Barlow Trail Animal Hospital

We are a privately owned and full-service animal hospital located in South East Calgary, and handle everything from spaying and neutering, to pet vaccinations and surgeries. Get to know more about our team, and book your appointment today!

Meet our Veterinarians

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Dr. Tejinder Khaira, DVM

Dr. Khaira has been practising veterinary medicine in Alberta for over 15 years. Throughout his career, he has continuously taken courses to improve his skills and familiarize himself with the latest surgical developments, especially in the area of orthopedics. Dr Khaira has been performing Luxating Patellas and routine Cruciate Ligament Repair for quite some time. Recently, he has gotten certified in Advanced Orthopedics for TPLO and TTA (advanced Cruciate Ligament Repairs) as well as fracture repairs. When not at the clinic, Dr. Khaira can be found spending time with family and exploring spirituality.

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Dr. Nurmo Atabayev, DVM

Dr. Nurmo Atabayev graduated from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Following years dedicated to farm animal medicine in Canada and New Zealand, he transitioned to small animal practice and returned to Calgary. Passionate about all facets of veterinary medicine, Dr. Nurmo especially values the chance to make a significant impact and foster enduring relationships in his profession. Outside of work, he relishes outdoor activities, fitness, travel, and spending quality time with friends and family. He eagerly anticipates meeting you and your pets.

Meet our Manager

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Navjot Dhaliwal

Navjot Dhaliwal is an exceptional individual with over 15 years of experience in the baking industry and a successful track record managing a team of 150+ individuals. As a part-owner and practice manager at Barlow Trail Animal Hospital for the past four years, she has utilized her managerial expertise to drive the hospital's growth and ensure exceptional services for furry patients. Outside of work, Navjot finds joy in taking long walks with her dog, cooking delicious meals for loved ones, and travelling.

Meet our Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)

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Ryan Nedon, RVT

Ryan grew up in Northern Alberta and became interested in Veterinary Medicine in his early 20’s. Ryan graduated from the Fairview College AHT Program in 1999 after completing an exciting practicum in Whitehorse, Yukon. Following college, Ryan continued his studies in Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge. During his time in university, he developed both a strong passion for science and medicine and made life-long friends. To date, Ryan has been practicing as an RVT for over 20 years! Ryan spends his time away from work with his wife Jessica, their three kids, two dogs, and two cats! He also loves to play guitar and create music with his family and friends.

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Melanie Lopez, RVT

Melanie Lopez is one of our RVTs. Originally born in Venezuela, Melanie grew up living in different parts of Latin America, helping her keep a greater portion of her Spanish intact. Growing up, she was always an animal lover and witnessed many strays in dire need which is what inspired her to go into Veterinary Medicine. Melanie first started her journey in high school with the Dual Credit Veterinary Technical Assistant Program at Bow Valley College, but she did not stop there and decided to pursue a career in Animal Health Technology at Olds College, graduating in June 2023.

Although she enjoys all aspects of her career, dentistry has been one of her absolute favorites since the beginning and is working towards specializing in this field. During her free time, Melanie enjoys baking, and spending time with her cat Polly.

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Angela Ancelet, RVT

Born and raised in Calgary, Angela has always had a love for animals. As a child she was always interested in learning new things about all kinds of animals. This started with a report on Hammerhead sharks in Grade 5. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2006, and has been working hard ever since. Angela started working in emergency at the Calgary North Veterinary Clinic for 4 years before going to a private practice in Airdrie for 12.5 years. She now works as a Locum, and Lead Tech at Barlow. Angela has 2 cats at home, Rogue is a calico and Storm is a grey tabby. She will tell you she is a crazy cat lady and even built them a catio so they can safely go outside. When not working Angela enjoys reading, hiking, snowboarding, camping etc. She loves all food and COFFEE!! And when she can Angela loves to travel, particularly if she can either go to Disney, or if she can go scuba diving.

Meet our Client Care Specialists

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Jackie is the Clinic Supervisor at Barlow Trail Animal Hospital. Born and raised in Germany, Jackie brings a wealth of experience from over a decade of working as an office supervisor in the metal manufacturing industry. She began her journey at Barlow Trail Animal Hospital in August 2021 as a receptionist. Demonstrating an admirable work ethic and passion for the role, Jackie quickly became the Clinic Supervisor. In addition to her supervisory role, Jackie has spent considerable time honing her skills as a dog trainer and behavior consultant. When she's not helping run the clinic or working with dogs, you'll find Jackie making the most of the Canadian outdoors, usually with a hiking trail under her feet.

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Alessia is one of our Veterinary Assistants, and her role is to assist the clinic personnel in everyday tasks and take care of our lovely patients. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Sassari, a beautiful city in a small Italian island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Currently, she is working hard to become a fully licensed veterinarian in our country.

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Born in Italy and raised throughout Europe, Giovanni has always shown profound empathy for all living beings. His travels and studies deepened his understanding of both human and animal suffering, driving him to develop the skills needed to address it. These experiences culminated in the publication of his stories, presented in books and anthologies. While Italy is enchanting, Giovanni often found himself yearning for new horizons, adventures, and experiences. He arrived in Canada in 2020 intending to further his education. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, he remained adaptable and persevered. After graduating from Bow Valley College, he soon joined Barlow Trail Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant—a perfect place to channel his deep empathy. In his free time, Giovanni enjoys writing, playing the guitar, and sharing his passion for Italian cuisine."



PHONE: 587-393-8387

EMAIL: barlowtrailanimalhospital@gmail.com


2307 Centre Ave

Calgary, AB T2E 0A9


Monday - Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

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