Meet Our Team

  • DR. TODD SCOTT

    Partner

    D.V.M. Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1999

    Dr. Todd Scott is a talented veterinary surgeon who started his career in a mixed animal practice in Wainwright. He joined the staff of Crestwood in 2001 and became a partner in 2004. Todd has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and was certified to perform TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) procedures in 2003.

    Outside of the clinic Todd enjoys spending time with his twin daughters on their very busy farm. He has four dogs, Lexi, Paris and Vegas, who are boxers and Carly, a French Bulldog.  The family also has two cats called Mr. Snuggles and Bebe. Todd is an accomplished horseman and a passionate golfer.

  • DR. MARY MACHUM

    Partner

    D.V.M. Ontario Veterinary College 1991
    B.Sc(Ag) University of Alberta 1986
    B.Comm University of Alberta 1978

    Dr. Mary Machum always knew she wanted to be a small animal vet, but put her ambition on hold to study commerce and pursue a career in business during her twenties. In 1982, she decided it was time to return to university, first to study sciences and then veterinary medicine. She started working at Crestwood in 1982 as a volunteer, joined the staff as a veterinarian after graduation from OVC in 1991, and became a partner in 1992.

    Mary has a particular interest in animal behavior and handles most of the centre's behavioral consultations. She also likes internal medicine. She has served as a board member for the Edmonton Humane Society and the veterinary representative on the City of Edmonton Animal Control Advisory Board.

    Mary was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She moved to Edmonton with her family when she was sixteen. She has one child named Scott, three dogs named Danny Boy, Lucy, and Kiwi. All three are Dandie Dinmont terriers. Mary is also a lifelong horse person, and spends as much time as possible exploring the river valley trails with her horse Smartie. 

  • DR. ANDREA PELLEGRINO

    Partner 

    D.V.M. Western College of Veterinary Medicine 2015

    CCRP University of Tennessee 2019

    Dr. Pellegrino graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and enjoys the multi-faceted nature of small animal medicine having a special interest in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, andneurology. Dr. Pellegrino is now certified in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee Program. She is a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) as of June, 2019. Over the past several years, Dr. Pellegrino has volunteered her time to several spay, neuter, and wellness clinics throughout northern Saskatchewan and was fortunate enough to work with Veterinarians Without Borders in Puerto Natales, Chile in 2012.

    Andrea grew up travelling between Calgary, Alberta and Penticton, British Columbia. Before she pursued a career in veterinary medicine, she was heavily involved in research, but found her passion lay in animal care.

    Andrea has a Boston Terrier named Bumble Bee and in her free time Andrea enjoys sewing and quilting and stays active participating in several sports including soccer, yoga and running. She looks forward to getting to know you and your beloved four legged friends!

  • DR. DOUG HEFFELFINGER

    Associate

    D.V.M. Western College of Veterinary Medicine 2005

    Young Veterinarian of The Year 2011

    Doug has been a full-time veterinarian at Crestwood since his graduation in 2005. His various areas of expertise include ultrasonagraphy, endoscopy, reproduction and all aspects of small animal surgery and medicine.

    Doug was born and raised in Beaumont, Alberta and now lives in Edmonton with his wife, Kerri and two sons, Liam and Caleb. The couple have a Golden Retriever named Maddie, a cat named Mozart. A member of the Theriogenology Society, Doug is the former treasurer for EASAV and is on the advisory committee for the animal control board. 

  • Dr. Jennifer Wheeler

    Associate

    D.V.M. University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 2016

    Dr. Wheeler started working at Crestwood in July 2018 after working in mixed animal practice in Vermilion for 2 years. 

    Jenn was born and raised in Edmonton and has always had a passion for pets, especially dogs. Jenn shares her home with her husband, 3 dogs and 2 cats. 

    After graduating from Calgary, Jenn moved to Vermilion to start mixed animal practice where she was able to practice on a variety of species such as cows, horses, dogs and cats. Her favourite aspects of veterinary medicine include internal medicine and dermatology. 

    She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members!

  • Dr. Joel Watts

    Associate

    D.V.M. University of Saskatchewan 2019

    Dr. Joel Watts has been working as a small animal veterinarian since his graduation as honourary valedictorian in 2019 from Saskatchewan. After working with cattle, horses, and pigs, he finally found his passion in dog and cat medicine. He loves the challenges and client interactions of general practice.

    Many facets of veterinary medicine interest Joel, including general animal wellness, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, and more!

    Joel was born in Edmonton and doesn't plan on leaving! He loves exploring places for a good dog walk, but also enjoys staying in with friends and good movies (and he's taking movie suggestions!). Joel shares his home with Timmy (his laid back tortoise) and Bea (his troublemaker dog).

  • PAT

    Office Manager

    Pat has been full time receptionist since the beginning of 2008 and has been a veterinary clinic receptionist for over 30 years. She has two dogs Ryoko and Lilly and has recently added a new addition, a collie mix called Muppet. She also has a cat named Annie.

  • LEANNA

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Leanna graduated from NAIT in 2007. She has been an AHT at the clinic since January 2008. She shares her home with various pugs from her breeding program as well as an occasional rescue. She is heavily involved in the breeding program at Crestwood as well.

    Leanna spends her free time breeding and showing her pugs and has produced the Top Winning Pug of All Time in Canada.

  • ASHLEY

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Ashley started working at Crestwood Veterinary Centre as a Kennel Attendant in 2011 and has since completed the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT. She has a Jack Russell Terrier named Milo.

    Ashley enjoys traveling and hiking in her free time with her husband and son.

  • SHANNON

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Shannon graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2012 and completed her 8 week practicum at Crestwood Veterinary Centre before joining our team as a full time RAHT in May.

    Shannon enjoys backpacking, running and mountain biking. She shares her home with three dogs, Paul, Shiloh and Fizzgig.

  • BRANDI

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Brandi graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in the spring of 2010. She joined the Crestwood Veterinary team in March 2013. She shares her home with two dogs; a Boston Terrier cross named Axle, and a Boxer cross named Mila.

    She enjoys playing softball in the summer and camping.

  • MEGAN

    Registered Veterinary Technician


    Megan completed the R.V.T program at N.A.I.T in 2018 and she plans to apply for veterinary college in the future. She is interested in pursuing small animal and exotics medicine. She is from Newfoundland and has been living in Edmonton since 2012.

    In her spare time, Megan plays in a band, and spends lots of time with her pets. She currently has a cat named Chairman Meow, a dog named Pancake, a golden gecko named Kiwi, and two tarantulas named Waffles and Noodles, as well as some tropical fish.

  • MELISSA

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    CCRP University of Tennessee 2019


    Melissa was originally from Manitoba and moved to Alberta to attend N.A.I.T's Registered Veterinary Technician program. She graduated the R.V.T. program in 2016 and started with us at Crestwood shortly after. Melissa has been a certified Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee since June, 2019. Melissa has two cats named Shady and Gee that she loves very much and in her free time she enjoys traveling, skiing, camping, and other outdoor activities.

  • JESSICA S.

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jessica graduated from N.A.I.T.'s Animal Health Technology program in 2017. She completed her practicum at Crestwood Veterinary Centre and loved it so much she just had to stay! Jessica's favorite parts of being an RVT are anesthesia / surgery and client education. At home, she has 4 cats: Sal, Curi, Charlie and Hamish. She hopes to add a canine companion into the mix in the near future! In her spare time, you can find Jessica on the volleyball court, having coached several club teams in the Edmonton area.

  • Amy

    Registered Veterinary Technologist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

    Amy graduated from the Olds College (on campus) Animal Health Technology program in 2008. Over the years of seeing animals struggle with arthritis and mobility issues, Amy became devoted to helping these pets. This lead her to completing her Certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee. This program included extensive anatomy, pathophysiology of various orthopedic and neurologic conditions, and a variety of treatments such as laser therapy.

    Amy has extensive experience in training dogs to use specialized physio equipment for the ultimate goal of improving comfort, strength, and flexibility. Amy enjoys getting to know each individual patient, and being a part of their improvement. Amy volunteered at AIWC (The Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation) and assisted with the care of eagles, owls, and a variety of other native species. Amy loves animals of all types, and would be joyed to be involved in the physical rehabilitation of any type of pet you have!

    Amy comes to us from Calgary, Alberta, where she also has experience in canine assisted swimming. She moved 'up north' to be with her sweetheart, and is happy to have found a home in the Crestwood Veterinary team! In her spare time she enjoys camping, dirtbiking and cuddling with her very loveable, 13 year old, rescue dog Tinka.

  • Jayla

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jayla graduated from N.A.I.T.'s Animal Helth Technology program in the spring of 2016 and has worked as an R.V.T. in a variety of environments. After exploring shelter medicine, spay-and-neuter work, and emergency medicine, she came to Crestwood in 2018. She is excited to be a part of the Crestwood team, and hopes to broaden her knowledge of dentistry, oncology, and pain management in pets. When she isn't working, Jayla enjoys reading, swimming, and playing Dungeons&Dragons with her friends.

  • Krystle

    Registered Veterinary Technologist

    Krystle graduated from the A.H.T. program at Thompson Rivers University in 2008 with Honors. She started working at Crestwood in November 2018, after working in emergency medicine. Krystle was born and raised in Calgary and has been in Edmonton for 9 years now. She has a full house with 3 kiddos, 4 dogs, 4 cats and 3 chickens. In her spare time she likes to garden, cook and spend time with her family. She is currently working toward obtaining her specialty in anesthesia and analgesia. 

  • JOANNE

    Receptionist

    Joanne is a part time receptionist and has been at Crestwood since 1992. She has two grown up children and lives with her husband Brent. They have a pug beagle cross named Monster.

    Joanne enjoys riding, golfing and traveling.

  • JODI P.

    Receptionist

    Jodi has been a part time receptionist at the clinic since 2002. She has 3 boys involved in sports, so she is always on the go. In her spare time Jodi plays organized ball, loves camping, spending time with her grandchildren and also makes country and primitive home-made crafts.

    She has a very busy household full of family and her very cherished pets. 

  • KAREN

    Receptionist

    Karen is a part time receptionist and started with Crestwood in 2004. Karen and her husband Kelly have 3 boys who are very involved in sports. They share their home with their rescue Retriever mix Trooper.

    Karen enjoys golfing in the summer and curls in the winter.

  • JESSICA

    Receptionist

    Jessica is a full time receptionist and has been a member of the reception team since August 2009. She started with Crestwood shortly after graduating from the Veterinary Administrative Assistant program at N.A.I.T.

    She enjoys drawing and spending time with her Husband and daughter. Jessica has a dog named Ollie and a chinchilla named Squirrel.

  • EMILY

    Receptionist

    Emily graduated from N.A.I.T.'s Veterinary Medical Assistant program in May of 2013. She has been a full time receptionist  since completing her practicum at Crestwood.

    She enjoys spending time with her three cats Spinelli and Ivy, and Kiki as well as painting, sports, and fitness in her free time. She hopes to add a dog to the pack in the future. 

  • Niki

    Niki started volunteering September 2018 and has since been hired as a full time Receptionist. She graduated  the Veterinary Office and Technical Assistant program in March 2019 from Robertson College . Niki has a dog, Tala & three cats, Milo, Kricket & Sky. 

  • CASSIDY

    Tech Assistant

    Cassidy started out at Crestwood as Kennel staff and since has become a Tech Assistant. She has traveled throughout Australia and South East Asia. Cassidy loves her miniature Dachshunds Snoopy and Delilah.  

  • ELDONA

    Tech Assistant

    Eldona started at Crestwood as a volunteer in 2016 and has since been hired as Kennel staff and promoted to technician assistant. Eldona loves animals and hopes to become a veterinarian in the future. She loves spending time with her best puppy pal Blue; they love to go for walks or play fetch at the dog park. Eldona also loves snowboarding, hiking and building puzzles. One of her favourite parts of working at Crestwood is getting to work with her best friend Ashley! 

  • Cally

    Kennel Attendant

    Cally started working at Crestwood Veterinary Centre in August 2018. She previously volunteered at another veterinary clinic for 2 years, and worked at a boarding kennel for 5 years. Currently, Cally is working towards applying for the Veterinary Technician program. 

    In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, practicing yoga, and playing lacrosse. She has two dogs, Preston and Henry and three cats Kevin, Gary and Marvin.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:20 am-4:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

*Hours Subject to Change
After hours Emergency Clinics: Guardian (780) 436-5880