Helen Lujan, DVM

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Thank you so much for reading about me and samoyed puppy home.  I am honoured and excited to share my life story with you.

I was born and raised in Iran in a highly educated family.  I developed a huge love and respect for animals at a very young age. I always found myself bringing home injured street birds, cats, and dogs in hopes of saving them.

I finished my first bachelor’s degree in engineering in my home country of Iran. At the age of 22, I moved to Canada with the dream of getting into veterinary school. This journey began for me as I finished my second bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Dalhousie. I then moved to Calgary in hopes of being accepted to the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). My dream came true when I got the acceptance call for UCVM on a summer night of 2008. This set me up for a 4-year journey, leaving me with an invaluable learning experience ultimately leading to graduation with my DVM degree.

Post-graduation, I worked in both primary and emergency clinics in Calgary which taught me the importance and strength of the human-animal bond. I have always believed in providing pets with every possible option for good health. Therefore, in 2016, I began my journey of acquiring an education in alternative healing- so that I could give owners a choice inpatient care. I received my certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2016 and this year (2018), I have become certified in Canine rehabilitation and physiotherapy. I own a loving and faithful mini golden doodle (Luna) who has been an inspiration for who I am today. She has taught me to live mindfully without judgment and emphasized the importance of compassion and offering a helping hand whenever possible. I also have a parrot named Zoro. I am blessed to be married to my best friend, Hamed, who you may see around the clinic, and I would not be here without him.

I strongly believe that every single animal deserves an excellent quality of life, and my goal is to use both conventional and alternative medicine to help your pets. I decided to open a pet-centric, stress-free, integrative clinic that creates the veterinary experience that I always wanted for my pets. At Legacy Veterinary Clinic, you can expect an open stress-free environment where you can ask any questions you want. I believe in offering many options for your pets, and respecting whatever decision you feel is best

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