OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Fidel Murphy

Dr. Murphy has lived in East Vancouver since 2005 with his wife and three children. He graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a degree in Biology (first class standing), and then went on to graduate from the Atlantic Veterinary College in the Canadian Maritimes in 2003.

“I love the human-animal bond, what each gives to the other. I love being able to treat animals and extend the years owners have with their pets.” Dr. Murphy has special interests in small animal medicine, chronic pain management, dermatology, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.

He shares a busy home with his wife, children, and their two cats Monk and Miles. Dr. Murphy enjoys swimming, spending time with his friends and surfing when he gets a chance. He first joined the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians in 2003. He is also a member of the Veterinary Information Network since 2008. He also sits on the board of the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre.

Dr. Monica Faltyn

Dr. Monica Faltyn was born and raised in East Vancouver. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, coupled with a General Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2003 she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.

Dr. Faltyn loves getting to know her patients and their families. She also enjoys the challenge of placing pieces of a diagnostic puzzle together, in order to help her patients. Dr. Faltyn’s veterinary interests include geriatric medicine, endocrinology, radiology, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Faltyn shares her home with her husband and her two beloved dogs, Poppy and Copper. Poppy is a sweet, sensitive, beach dog from Mexico; and Copper is a cheeky, but charming, rescue from the SPCA. When Dr. Faltyn is not at the hospital, she enjoys painting, hiking and going to agility classes with her dogs. She is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Information Network, as well as the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia.

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Brenda

Brenda was born and raised in the Vancouver/Burnaby area and has worked at BCPH for 35 years! Brenda has a cat named Fat Zoe who is 14 years old, and who thinks the world revolves around her. When she isn’t working, she enjoys travelling with her husband, Rob; along the way they have found a second home in sunny Arizona! Brenda enjoys spending time with her nephews, drinking chai tea lattes, and reading when she gets a spare moment.

Kara

Kara was born and raised in beautiful North Vancouver, and has been part of the team since summer 2013. Having grown up in a household full of pets, Kara has always had a strong passion for animal welfare. In her free time she enjoys playing drums and guitar, hiking, snorkeling, testing new vegan recipes, spending time with her rescued hamster, and vacationing at her family’s cabin on Vancouver Island. Kara has spent countless hours volunteering at Maplewood Farm, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics, where she enjoys caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. She is currently studying Animal Welfare at Thompson Rivers University.

Caroline

Caroline is our clinic manager. She joined our team in the summer of 2014! Here she is pictured with her little troublemaker, Georgia. Georgia is an SPCA special, and enjoys keeping Caroline on her toes. Before joining our team, Caroline spent five months travelling around South East Asia! While in Bali, she took time to volunteer at BARC (Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Center), where she helped to care for stray dogs, cats, and even pigs. Caroline’s favourite activities include camping, cooking, hiking and spending time at the beach.

Lucy

Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), Lucy, was born & raised here in the lower mainland. A lifelong love of all creatures made a career in veterinary medicine a natural choice for Lucy. Entering the Veterinary field as a kennel hand and care assistant, Lucy has been working with animals professionally since 2012. In 2015, she graduated from Douglas College with a Diploma in Veterinary Technology and obtained registration shortly after graduating. A true cat lady, Lucy worked exclusively with feline patients both during and after college before joining the Blue Cross team in 2017. Lucy’s areas of special interest include veterinary dentistry, anesthesia and radiography. She and her partner live happily with their extended animal family that includes their cherished dog Brutus, and their beloved kitties Magnus and Mo. Lucy is pictured here with her mother’s darling canine companion, Lottie. In the future, Lucy would like to further her education and pursue a Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in dentistry.

Lani

Meet Lani! Lani grew up on an apple orchard in the Okanagan with her many cats and dogs. She started in the veterinary industry over 10 years ago, working primarily with horses. Since then, Lani has moved to Vancouver, Edmonton, and back again, focusing her work on small animal care. Lani enjoys yoga, a bit of watercolour painting, as well as playing golf and biking with her husband. She happily lives on the North Shore with her two orange tabby cats, Fat Tony and Ariel.

Kathryn

Kathryn joined the Blue Cross team in June of 2019 as one of our veterinary assistants. After completing her Veterinary Assistant diploma in 2017, Kathryn’s career in animal health began working at a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in Winnipeg as a shelter care attendant. She moved back to the west coast after living overseas in England and, for a couple of years, back in her hometown in Manitoba. Her love of animals has always been an immense part of her identity and she is looking forward to furthering her education to become a veterinary technician in the future. When Kathryn is not working, her love of photography, scuba diving, hiking and travelling keep her and her partner very busy. Kathryn is pictured here with her family’s rescue dog, Gibson, on a hike in Manitoba.