Our Team

 

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

Dr. Armstrong graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2003 and moved to Squamish. She worked for a few years at various hospitals in the Sea to Sky corridor before opening Eagleview Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, ultrasound and small pets. She loves living in Brackendale with her husband Adrian, two kids, Emalyn and Rylan, two dogs, Macy and Ollie, and two 2 sweet kitties, Scratchy and Max. Outside of work you will find her out running, 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’s family pulled her out to the west coast where her interests in skiing, biking and animal care were able to flourish. Julie first attended the University of British Columbia School of Human Kinetics before returning to Ontario to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Guelph. Her parents, three sisters and the mountains drew her back this way where she and her husband, Mike have now started a family of their own with their son and daughter, Cedric and Tessa; their dogs, Ted and Bernie; and their cat, Meilo. She feels grateful to be able to call Squamish home and Eagleview Veterinary Clinic her workplace for the past 10 years. Outside of work, you’ll often find her in the forest with her children teaching them about the plants and animals with whom we share this beautiful coastal temperate rainforest. As a family, you may see them skiing or biking. After hours, Julie is a member of Whistler’s women’s hockey league, Squamish’s Ultimate Player’s Association and the Sea to Sky Women’s Soccer Association.

 

eagleview_headshots-100_webDr. 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. When not at work, you might find her trail running or mountain biking with a few dogs in tow or chasing her active toddler around town.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Pilar Peterson, DVM – Veterinarian

Pilar grew up in Invermere, British Columbia, with her parents and older brother. She moved to Whistler as a young adult to pursue her love of snowboarding. Still restless, she uprooted and became a seasonal wild land fire fighter and traveled all over British Columbia. With her father acting as a role model veterinarian, Pilar went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan. She has a special touch with all of the feline friends who come through our door. Our resident cat, Celine, can’t seem to get enough of her. Now happily nestled in Squamish, in her spare time, you can find Pilar scaling the rock walls of the Stawamus Chief and playing in the band, Marble Canyon.

 

 

 

 

Photo NADr. Cindy Duff, DVM – Veterinarian

Cindy grew up in Nova Scotia and the tropics, taking home sick farm animals as well as tending to the stray cats and dogs of Bali, where her love for animals progressed into a desire to care for animals full time. Cindy moved to P.E.I, where she graduated on the Dean’s list from AVC in 2008. Shortly after graduation, she worked at a busy mixed animal practice in North Carolina, gaining experience in surgery, treating infectious and chronic diseases as well as managing an equine breeding program. Missing the mountains and coast, she moved out to B.C. to fulfill her love for snowboarding, mountain biking and adventuring on her off time. Cindy continues to pursue her interest in small animal medicine and surgery, focusing on canine orthopedics and soft tissue surgery. Cindy joined our team in January part-time, and is enjoying the Squamish way of life, while doing the thing she loves the most.

 

Photo NADr. Jane Mancell, DVM – Veterinarian

Jane was born and raised on the west coast of BC. She graduated with distinction with an honours degree in biology from the University of Guelph. She then returned to Vancouver to write an undergraduate thesis in animal welfare at UBC and work with dairy cows. Following that she went to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with her doctorate in 2012. Since graduation she has worked mostly in the Lower Mainland and the Sea to Sky, but also spent a year working in the UK, primarily for the Royal Veterinary College in London teaching shelter medicine and surgery to final year veterinary students. Jane’s hobbies include spay/neuter/vaccine clinics in areas of Canada without veterinary care (usually Nunavut), traveling, hiking, photography, skiing, sailing and playing soccer.

 

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Dr. David Lane, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Canine), DVM – Veterinarian

Dr. Lane is one of approximately 100 veterinarians in the world to have earned specialty status in the field of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy. His research on the clinical effectiveness of combining chiropractic techniques with acupuncture therapy in dogs is the first of its kind. Current research projects include documenting his success using stem cells to repair partially torn tendons, and on the link between urinary incontinence and lower back pain. His work with sporting dogs has brought him to numerous regional and national events, as well as travelling with the national team to the World Agility Championships in Spain and the Netherlands. He is married to Lauren Fraser, an equine behaviorist. In his spare time he can be found skiing, mountain biking, white water kayaking, or recovering in the hot tub afterward.

 

 

Carla WilkieDr. Carla Wilkie, DVM – Veterinarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-220_webRobyn Luscombe, RVT – Hospital Manager

Robyn grew up in Squamish and graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) in 2003. She always knew she wanted a career in the veterinary world and pursued her dreams to provide a voice for those who can’t be heard. She has worked alongside Dr Armstrong since Eagleview Veterinary Hospital opened in 2006. Robyn has one cat, Leia, along with two extremely spoiled dogs, Axl and Fiona. She enjoys exploring all the trails around town with her dogs or on her mountain bike. You can also see her playing roller derby with the Sea to Sky Sirens as “Throbyn Heart” or playing on her dirt bike at the track.

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-195_webHolly Schulte, VT – Veterinary Technician

Holly grew up in Squamish and is so happy to still be living here. Aside from working with the amazing pets of Squamish, she loves all forms of recreation this beautiful place has to offer. Holly keeps busy mountain biking, road biking, hiking, running and skate skiing. She absolutely loves meeting all of the four legged fur clients and their wonderful “parents” out enjoying the Sea to Sky lifestyle as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-164_webShay Cyr, RVT – Lead Veterinary Technician

Shay was born and raised in Squamish, BC. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC in 2013 and has worked at Eagleview ever since. Her main interests are orthopedics, dentistry, surgery and anesthesia. In her spare time, Shay likes to read, spend time with family and friends and explore the outdoors. 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 – Veterinary 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!

 

 

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Stephanie Magee, RVT – Veterinary Technician

Stephanie was born and raised in Squamish. She has always had a love for animals. After completing her high school work experience program at a local veterinary hospital, she went on to compete the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University and graduated in 2006. She has been an active member of the BCVTA ever since. Stephanie has a dog named Sheldon, whom she adopted from Whistler Animals Galore (WAG). She also has two cats, Maddie and Pips, adopted from the BC SPCA Sea to Sky Branch.

 

 

eagleview_headshots-152_webKaela Laktin, RVT - Veterinary Technician

Kaela joined the Eagleview team in 2014 as a volunteer and working her way up to a veterinary assistant. She then decided to take her career another step further and completed the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University to become a veterinary technician. Kaela grew up in Squamish and is amazed by its beauty every day. You will often find her by the ocean or adventuring outdoors with her friends. She also loves spending her free time with her little dogs, Sam and Sally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-231_webSean Wick, RVT - Veterinary Technician

Sean was born and raised in the lower mainland and has spent the majority of her life living in Squamish. She completed the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2019, alongside her childhood friend, Kaela Laktin. Sean has been a part of the Eagleview team since 2016, starting as a veterinary assistant and now working as a veterinary technician. In her spare time, you can find Sean outside hiking in the backcountry, spending time with her friends in town or with her two Chihuahuas, Taco and Bella.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jen Smith, VT – Veterinary Technician

Jen leads the Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation department of Eagleview Veterinary Hospital. She has been working in veterinary medicine for over 20 years as a veterinary technician in small animal practice. She worked for many years as an assistant in a human physiotherapy clinic prior to entering the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University. Her interests came full circle when she started taking courses in small animal massage at the Northwest School of Animal Massage. In 2013, she completed the maintenance, performance and rehabilitation animal massage programs to become a qualified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and Manual Ligament Therapist.

 

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Kaylyn 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Jessica Rumm, VOA - Veterinary Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Squamish and now lives here with her husband and Son. From an early age she had a strong connection to animals so it was an obvious choice for a career path when it was time. In 2008 she graduated from Granville Business College Veterinary Assistant program and has been working in the industry ever since. She has worked with exotic animals and reptiles in her early career and is always wanting to see and learn more with continuing education courses. She has 2 cats, Dexter & Iris, a pitbull mix named Deacon and an albino African pygmy hedgehog named Mabel. In her spare time you can find her in all forms of outside activities, hiking, biking and horseback riding.

 

Summer Summer Beaudry – Veterinary Assistant

Summer was born and mostly raised on Vancouver Island, B.C. With her recent move to the Sea to Sky Corridor, she now calls Brackendale home. Summer is a graduate of the Animal Care Aide Program at Vancouver Island University and has been working in a veterinary hospital setting ever since. In her spare time, Summer enjoys exploring the outdoors and cuddling her two cats, Marvin and Walter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle PhotoMichelle James, VOA – Lead Receptionist

Michelle was born and raised in Squamish and knew from a young age that her love for animals would land her a career in the veterinary field. She completed the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville Business College in 2012 and has since been working in a veterinary hospital setting. Outside of work, you can find Michelle out hiking with her dog, Shug, or cuddling with her cat, Simon. Michelle is our newest team member and is excited to get to know all of our wonderful clients and their furry family members!

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eagleview_headshots-129_webKaren Hillary – Receptionist

Karen was originally from England and moved to Whistler in 2012 to have fun in the snow. After meeting her husband in Whistler, they decided to move to Squamish in 2014. Prior to coming to Canada, Karen worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in South London. She has completed a BSc Hons degree in Psychology, a CertHE in Counselling and a DipHE in Mental Health Nursing. Karen joined the Eagleview team in October, 2015. She was a keen long distance road runner before coming to Canada and has since loved branching out into trail running in all the beautiful trails Squamish has to offer (when she is able to push her fear of being eaten by wildlife aside). Karen has a crazy and loving Australian Shepherd named Brodie and an ultra-friendly cat named Cali. She and her husband have also added a new addition to the family – a beautiful daughter named Emily.

 

 

 

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Jasmine Kerr – Receptionist

Jasmine was born and raised in Squamish, B.C. She was raised on a farm in the Paradise Valley, which is where she discovered her love for animals of all kind. She graduated from Howe Sound Secondary School in 2017 and has since have been working towards a career as a veterinary technician. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys playing soccer, hiking and skiing. She has one spoiled cat, Aria. Since working at Eagleview Veterinary Hospital, Jasmine has grown to love dogs and is currently looking for the right match!

 

 

 

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Amanda Hobson – Receptionist

 

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