Dr. Todd Scott
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
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
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
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
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. Robyn Geers
Bachelors of Veterinary Science (BVSc) – University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Geers was born and raised in Coaldale, Alberta. After high school she attended the University of Lethbridge as a biology major. During this time she applied and was accepted to the veterinary science program at the University of Queensland, in Australia. She spent five years in Australia studying as well as exploring the country. She graduated in 2017 and returned to Alberta to be closer to family and friends. She has previously worked in Okotoks in emergency and general practice and has been a locum at several clinics in Edmonton. She has volunteered her time and skills to the St. John’s therapy Dog Program. In 2021, she underwent training to become certified in abdominal ultrasonography through WAVE (We Are Veterinary Education), based in Dallas, Texas. She has a special interest in internal medicine as well as preventative health to ensure each of her patients live the longest and healthiest life possible. When she is not vetting her free time is spent adventuring outside with her Golden Retriever, Red.
Dr. Ashley Book
D.V.M. University of Sydney
Dr. Book grew up in the Edmonton area, on an acreage north of Stony Plain. She attended the University of Alberta where she completed her Bachelor of Science. After graduation, she took some time to travel and work before starting the veterinary science program at the University of Sydney in Australia. She met her husband there and married before graduating in 2013.
Dr. Book moved back to Canada where
she worked in rural mixed practice in St. Paul, Alberta while waiting for her American permanent residency. She then moved to Seattle, Washington to be with her husband and start a family.
Dr. Book lived and worked in the Seattle area for 5 years before relocating back to Edmonton to raise her family.
Dr. Book is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine while creating meaningful bonds with clients and their pets. She enjoys surgery and internal medicine and has a special interest in senior pet care.
Dr. Book has 3 small children: Sydney, Samuel, and Isabelle. They live in Spruce Grove and have enjoyed
being back in the Edmonton area closer to family. They have a bichon-shih tzu cross named Lincoln, who is 14 years old but still acts like a puppy. Dr. Book enjoys reading, running, and skiing, and plays softball and ringette during her free time.