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. Dawn Magrath, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Dawn Magrath grew up in Somerset, rural England. She graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2002 and moved to Manitoba immediately after graduation. Dawn began her career in rural mixed animal practice, which allowed her to build skills with many species, as well as narrow down some fields of higher interest. After moving to Alberta in 2005, Dawn pursued a mixed, but predominantly small animal practice; which suited her love for surgery and urgent care. Dawn has a particular interest in providing individual patient care and keeping close communication with owners at all times. She has an open door policy for owners, with any possible concerns at any time. Dawn and her husband Nick enjoy the comedy scene in Calgary, where Nick also performs from time to time. Dawn considers her greatest accomplishment being called Mom, by her two beautiful daughters.
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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.

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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. Manpreet Dhaliwal, DVM

Dr. Dhaliwal has always loved animals, and has a great respect for the human-animal bond that owners create with their pets, which led him to pursue being a veterinarian right after graduating from high school in Calgary. Dr. Dhaliwal went abroad to Australia, and studied at and graduated from the prestigious veterinary medicine program at the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Dhaliwal has an interest in all facets of veterinary medicine, and a focus on pet veterinary medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Dhaliwal enjoys spending time at the gym, playing basketball, studying veterinary literature, and hanging out with his dog, Jojo.

Meet our Managers

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Jesica, RVT

Jesica has been a registered veterinary technologist for over a decade now and became the practice manager of Barlow Trail Animal Hospital in 2023. Her experience comes from emergency medicine, dermatology specialization, and general practice. Her passions include animal welfare, communication skills, and most recently compassion fatigue for the veterinary community She lives at home with her large family of 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and her husband Ryan. When she is not passionately working with animals and people she is spending her time singing barbershop in her quartet, hiking in Kananaskis, and playing or watching hockey with her family.

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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.

Meet our Client Care Specialists

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Rachelle is a receptionist here at Barlow Trail, and graduated with a diploma from Bow Valley College. She enjoys welcoming clients and their furry companions with a smile. Rachelle aspires to deepen her understanding of feline and canine health as well as the skills of a veterinary assistant. Rachelle's dedication extends to her own animal companions: Frankie the black lab, Paul the malamute/german shepherd mix, and Polo the Swiss mountain dog mix. Outside of work, Rachelle loves spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and ice fishing with her Boyfriend Justin

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From a young age, Jessica was passionate about working with animals, leading her to pursue the Veterinary Assistant course. While studying, she dedicated her spare time to fostering kittens for her local animal shelter until they found forever homes. In 2015, Jessica moved from New Brunswick to Calgary, embracing the career she loves. Her favorite aspect of the job is witnessing patients leave happy and healthy, alongside fostering positive relationships with clients. Outside work, she cherishes moments with her spoiled black cat, Versace, enjoys reading, spending time with friends, coloring, painting, and keeping in touch with her family back home.

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From a young age, Cari envisioned a career that would allow her to care for animals, which led her to graduate from the Veterinary Office Technical Assistant program at the Centre of Arts and Technology. Following her graduation, Cari dedicated her time to volunteering at animal shelters and participating in spay/neuter programs, culminating in her significant move to Calgary. Cari is the proud owner of a very spoiled tabby cat named Gucci, affectionately nicknamed Goose. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends, engaging in various artsy activities, and staying connected with her family back home.



PHONE: 587-393-8387

EMAIL: barlowtrailanimalhospital@gmail.com

FAX: 587-317-3965


2307 Centre Ave

Calgary, AB T2E 0A9


Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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

Friday-Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

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