Registered Veterinary Technologists: Janelle, Woei
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionists: Aoife, Karin, Allison
Hospital Administrator, IT Guy, Pet Limo Driver, General Get-it-done Guy: Brian
TimTam and TimBits Consumers: Everyone, of course!
Dr Cathy Wilkie
Dr Wilkie graduated from WCVM in Saskatoon in 1996. She took over the practice at AMH in 2001. She has always had a particular interest in radiology, anesthesia & analgesia, and an overarching interest in preventing veterinarian-associated anxiety in pets.
In her free time she has been active in the College of Veterinarians of BC, and on the Veterinary Information Network as an associate editor in radiology. She plays video games and hangs out with her cats (two slightly crazy youngsters), as well as doing the usual things that married human beings do together, like mutually pretending to enjoy golf. She doesn't have much time to travel (although she loves to), because she owns a small business and thinks it will go down the tubes if she spends too much time away.
Dr Catherine Sharp
Dr. Catherine Sharp was born in Vancouver, and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian while caring for her many childhood pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, fish and wildlife befriended on the beach or the forest at her family cottage on Saltspring Island.
Dr Sharp completed a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario in 1996. She then spent a few years traveling and working in the agricultural field, mainly in South Africa and Australia. She studied Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in Perth, graduating in 2005, and briefly practiced emergency medicine before returning home.
She practiced at Capilano Pet Hospital, as well as several feline-only hospitals prior to joining Animal Medical in 2014. Her special interests include behaviour, feline medicine, nutrition and dentistry.
Dr Sharp resides on the North Shore with her two children - grade 5 and grade 9, both in French immersion programs. Together they enjoy life with a giant Golden-Doodle named Astro as well as some tropical fish. Dr. Sharp enjoys trail running with her friends and dog in the North Shore forests, as well as horseback riding, tennis, yoga, and traveling with her friends and family to Saltspring island and abroad. She recently re-certified her scuba diving licence and hopes to expand her underwater travel experiences in the years ahead.
Dr Alexine Crofts
Dr. Crofts was born and raised in Vancouver but has called the North Shore home since 2015. She has always had a passion for all animals and their care. Growing up, she rode horses, had several cats and was surrounded by puppies as her family bred English Cocker Spaniels. This might be why she thinks puppy breath is one of the best smells on earth.
She graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 2005 and during that time also had the opportunity to work abroad with wildlife in Africa and locally worked at the Marine Mammal rescue society in Vancouver helping orphaned seal pups. Since graduation and previous to Animal Medical Hospital she worked for over 15 years at a busy multi-vet Hospital in Richmond. During her tenure there she garnered a love for internal medicine and the intricate nature of challenging cases. She enjoys surgery, in particularly challenging lump removals and wound care. She has a strong passion for preventative and wellness medicine and has seen what a difference a proactive approach has in the longevity of her patients.
She spends her time outside of work with her husband and two school aged daughters, coaching soccer, skiing at Whistler, running with her dog Hobbes and vacuuming up the fur of her long haired cat Lucky.