Dr. Melinda Lopez

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Lopez has spent the better part of the last decade working in the Vet ER. When she is not busy helping animals, you can usually find her in the mountains.

Education and Training: Bachelor of Sciences (BS), Biology, Stanford University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM; inducted into Phi Zeta Honour Society as a junior), Colorado State University; Emergency and Critical Care Specialty Internship and Hospitalist, Canada West Veterinary Specialists; General + Emergency Practice in rural New Mexico

Erin Peters RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician

Erin always knew that she was destined to work with animals which she perused from a young age. Education and Training: Advanced Veterinary Technician program at St.Lawrence College (Kingston, Ont), general practice, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in ArizonaErin enjoys getting out in the forest and mountains and enjoying everything BC has to offer. Growing up skiing and snowboarding on tiny Ontario “mountains” and always dreaming of shredding Whistler mountain, she now takes any chance she can to hit the powder and send it! 

Brittney Lyle

Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Brittney first realized her passion for working with animals after volunteering in Turkey at an animal shelter in which she was working closely with veterinarians to spay/ neuter and treat sick animals. She pursued a career in Veterinary nursing in 2014 and is now working at Twin Trees Emergency in Whistler. Originally from Australia, she has a new found love for the ski and mountain life in Whistler.

Erin Hooper

Veterinary Nurse
Erin is a qualified Veterinary Nurse from Australia, with many years of experience in companion animal and wildlife veterinary practices. Her interest in wildlife has taken her to Borneo to volunteer with Orangutans and to Switzerland to work with Spanish Mustangs. Erin recently to Whistler from the East Coast of Australia to pursue her passion in snowboarding and veterinary care. 

Rob Ferguson

Boutique Specialist
Rob relocated to Whistler permanently in 2014 after leaving a successful 28 year career in luxury retail to fulfill his dream of a mountain life. His passion for the ski slopes is only matched by his love of animals. His beloved pooch Gracie is definitely a snow widow on powder days. Animal care, skiing and retail combined fulfill his mountain dream.

The health and wellbeing of animals is our lifework

We love animals–though our team is truly kind to humans too. We saw a need in Whistler for after hours and weekend veterinary emergency care. Whistler is full of well-loved dogs and cats who who deserve excellent, professional, and compassionate emergency care no matter the time of day or night.

 Like Whistler's emergency hospital for humans, once we have stabilized critical patients, we transfer them to the nearest Level 1 Trauma Centre and critical care unit (Canada West Veterinary Specialists) in Vancouver for ongoing critical care and support. We refer to specialists when advanced diagnostics or management is recommended, and we encourage follow-up with the local family veterinarians for less critical cases, so our work is always collaborative. We’re a team working to make animals’ lives better. We always make our recommendations from the standpoint of the patient's best medical interest.

Our team has advanced emergency training and experience that enables us to intervene before the damage is irreparable. We work fast and effectively to save animal lives.

Our team is not only filled with animal lovers but also with healthy living enthusiasts. We support them in their active lifestyles and continuing education – the happier, healthier, and more balanced they are in life, the better, more compassionate service they can provide to local animals in need.

Veterinary medicine is our work; giving back to society and the beautiful animals in it is the core of our clinic. Through education, leadership, and outreach, we protect animal health and welfare, prevent suffering, promote health, and encourage conservation of animal resources. If the animals are healthy and happy, we are doing our jobs. That is the measure of our success.