Our Team

 

eagleview_headshots-117_webDr. Melanie Armstrong, BFA, BSc, DVM – Veterinarian

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Melanie moved to Vancouver to       complete her degree in Fine Arts at Emily Carr University. She then discovered her passion for veterinary medicine and attended UBC to complete her Bachelor of Sciences. At the time, she also worked for the BCSPCA. She then went to Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon to pursue her studies in veterinary medicine. She moved to Squamish in 2003 and started Eagleview Veterinary Hospital in 2006. Melanie loves living in Brackendale with her husband Adrian, 2 kids, Emalyn and Rylan, 2 dogs, Kimmey and Macy, and 2 sweet kitties, Maggie and Scratchy. Outside of work you will find her out with her family biking, skiing, hiking and enjoying all that Sea to Sky has to offer.

 

 

 

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Dr. Julie Mountifield, DVM – Veterinarian

Originally from Toronto Ontario, Julie attended the University of British Columbia School of Human Kinetics. She fell in love with west coast and knew that this is where she would call home following her studies at the Ontario Veterinary College and receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. On days off, you may see her biking or running in the trails with her husband, Mike, and their dogs, Ted and Bernie; on the soccer pitch playing with the women’s Sea to Sky soccer league; or on the ice competing with Whistler’s Physio Flyer’s hockey team. Julie’s genial disposition is a welcome attribute to our team dynamic.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Briony Sturgess, DVM – Veterinarian

Born and raised in Vancouver, Briony completed her conservation biology degree at the University of British Columbia before finding her love for veterinary medicine. It was her first dog, a husky cross with challenging fear and aggression issues, who inspired her to become a veterinarian. Upon receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan she made her way back out west for the ocean and mountains of Squamish, BC. When not at work, you might find her trail running or mountain biking with a few dogs in tow, playing in the Squamish women’s soccer league or rock climbing on sunny days.

 

 

 

 

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    Dr. Pilar Peterson, DVM – Veterinarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-220_webRobyn Luscombe, RVT – Technician

Robyn grew up in Squamish and graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at the University College of the Cariboo in 2003. She always knew she wanted a career in the veterinary world. She has worked alongside Dr Armstrong since Eagleview Veterinary Hospital opened in 2006. Robyn has a cat, Dexter, along with 2 extremely spoiled dogs, Axl and Fiona. She enjoys exploring all the trails around town with her dogs (along with their group of dog friends!) or on a mountain bike or dirt bike. She has recently become a member of the Sea to Sky Sirens women’s roller derby team.

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-195_webHolly Schulte, VT – Technician

Holly has lived in Squamish for most of her life and never wants to live anywhere else!  She enjoys mountain biking, road biking and running in our amazing trails year round (even at night with a head lamp!).  In the winter, Holly spends as much time as she can cross country skiing in the Callaghan Valley.  When she’s not out enjoying the great outdoors, she is at Eagleview Veterinary Hospital doing a job she loves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-164_webShay Cyr, RVT – Technician

Shay was born and raised in Squamish, BC. She recently graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. In her spare time, Shay likes to read, spend time with family and friends and explore the outdoors. You may also see her working at the local SPCA shelter. Shay has 2 ginger tabby cats, Simba and Bongo, who are always at the door to greet her when she gets home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-205_webTracy Robertson, RVT – Technician

Originally from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Tracy moved to Squamish in the late 2000s. After the loss of her dog, Cody, Tracy decided to make a career change to focus her career on animals. She graduated from the Thompson Rivers University Animal Health Technology Distance Education program in 2011. She joined the Eagleview team in February 2016. Tracy is also the owner of Stony Mountain Farm, a small farm in Upper Squamish. She raises laying hens for eggs, holiday turkeys, broiler chickens, pigs and goats. One of her goats, named Puddin’, was bottle raised after rejection by her mother. Tracy lives on her farm with her partner, Dan, their 2 dogs, Jake and Raisin, and three cats, Waffles, Lilo and Polar. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her numerous animals. She feels very fortunate to have two careers she absolutely loves!

 

 

eagleview_headshots-144_webKaylyn McCaw, BSc(Animal Biology) – Veterinary Assistant

Kaylyn grew up in a rural town in southern Ontario and spent her adolescence riding and training horses. University life introduced her to rock climbing and the allure of the mountains brought her to Squamish. In 2012 she began summertime volunteering here and upon graduation, she decided to make the move to B.C. and call Squamish home. In her spare time, you can find Kaylyn roaming the plentiful trails with her dog Diesel, a Siberian Husky Cross. Diesel has torn both of his cruciate ligaments during 2014 and has undergone surgery to stabilize each knee. Kaylyn has always wanted to be a Veterinarian and helping him through this tough    time has further inspired her to plan to return to school.

 

 

 

 

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Jayme Ellis – Veterinary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kaela Laktin – Veterinary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Calli Horth – Receptionist

Calli was born and raised in Squamish, BC. She started working at Eagleview Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2013.  Calli has always loved having pets and currently has a 1 year old yellow lab named Charlie. She also has a 1 year old daughter. If Calli is not out playing with her daughter and Charlie, she can be found playing slo-pitch or learning how to golf. Calli loves working with such great staff and clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karen Hilary – Receptionist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joanne McFadden – Receptionist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-96_webChristy Pasanen, BSc(Psych) –  Office Manager, Receptionist

Christy was born and raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. She currently resides in Britannia Beach with her husband, two daughters and two dogs, Lulu and Clifford. Christy has worked in the veterinary field for over 7 years. She has always opened her home to animals in need and has had a variety of horses, dogs and cats make their way into her life. In her spare time, you can find Christy skiing, gardening, hiking and exploring beautiful Squamish, B.C.

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