Bow Valley Veterinary Housecalls has served the pets of the Bow Valley since 2002. Dr. Jan Hen-Boisen is a small animal veterinarian licenced with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. She originates from South Africa where she completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine through the University of Pretoria in 1993, completing the Canadian Board Examinations in 1994.
The High School Teacher
Prior to graduating as a veterinarian Dr. Jan taught Biology, Science, Math and Needlework before deciding to return to university to pursue her dream of working with animals.
Special Veterinary Medicine Interests
Dr. Jan has a special interest in animal behaviour and psychology, with goal of disease prevention by achieving balance. In the comfort and security of the pet’s home base, a non-threatening setting, an objective eye is able to detect nuances in the pet’s environment which may not immediately be evident to the owner.
Pet Products by Dr. Jan
Her commitment to the wellness of her patients extends to the creation of pet products that strengthen the human-animal bond. She designs and manufactures interactive cat toys using feathers and fur, a no-escape cat harness, and a dog leash for hassel-free outtings.
In her spare time…
Dr. Jan enjoys hiking and biking town, city and mountain trails, golfing in the Summer, and cross-country skiing in the Winter. Dr Jan creates art for her clients using acryllic and watercolour paints.