Balanced veterinary care for your pets

By Cindy Bablitz

Our companion animals are every bit our family as are our human companions. And taking care of them when they’re sick or injured can be an exercise in anxiety — but it doesn’t need to be.

“We strive to keep our facility clean and our surroundings peaceful in order for your animals to experience as little stress as possible while they are here,” says Dr. Yanhui Qi, co-owner of the Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic. “We make every effort to help our patients feel safe and comfortable while they are under our care.”

The clinic offers routine veterinary care emphasizing natural treatments as often and collaboratively as possible. Conventional veterinary care is integrated with alternative holistic modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine.

“Basically our philosophy is that we do whatever is best for the animals we serve,” says Dr. Qi, (pronounced “Chee”) and adds, “We do things as naturally as possible.”

And the clinic’s success record speaks for itself. Many clients find their way to Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic after other treatments haven’t fared well for their companion animals … and never go elsewhere again. Some clients come to the clinic seeking a second opinion when, for instance, expensive surgery has been suggested.

“A lot of dog owners decide not to do surgery — they can’t afford it, or it’s too invasive,” explains Dr. Qi. “And when they come to us, so many times we’re able to support recovery with acupuncture treatments, chiropractic and massage therapy, nutritional consultations or Chinese herbal medication.

“Sometimes we can combine conventional vet care, such as chemotherapy for animals with cancer, with other natural regimens of treatment. We have so many success stories in our clinic’s history. So frequently we hear, ‘we’ve tried so many other clinics and medicines and this is the only one that worked!’”

Dr. Qi and his staff are committed to providing effective care by striking the right balance between conventional medicine and holistic veterinary medicine. The clinic treats every kind of pet animal disease or degenerative condition. Back pain, arthritis, kidney or liver disease, cancer, even paralysis have been treated successfully at the Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic.

“Basically we’re very happy with the way we are treating animals — with compassion and as naturally as possible,” Dr. Qi asserts.

For more information about vaccines, dental care, spaying and neutering, radiology as well as access to 24-hour diagnostic and intensive care facilities with convenient evening and weekend appointments, call the Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic at 403-289-1616 or visit