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.