Registered veterinary technician holding a dog

Melissa Mandrusiak

RVT Internal Medicine Specialist
Melissa Mandrusiak, RVT, VTS (SAIM) was born and raised in a small town in Saskatchewan. After graduating from SIAT in Saskatoon in 1989, Melissa moved to Calgary and began working in a private small animal practice for the next several years.

Melissa decided to follow a different path in her career and began working in the ICU department in one of Calgary's Emergency and Specialty practices for the next 2 years. She then transitioned within the same practice into the Internal Medicine Department for 3 years.

In 2010, Melissa came to work for Fish Creek 24 Hr Pet Hospital in the Internal Medicine Department. During this time, she was able to achieve her Technician Specialty in Internal Medicine. Melissa then helped to develop the Triage position at Fish Creek and worked as one of our Triage Technicians for 2 years. She has since helped to develop the Client Care Coordinator position and is currently very happy looking after our patients and clients.

Melissa spends most of her free time with her husband, their dog Millie, and their cat Scout. She loves a good cup of coffee and travelling to the island of Maui.
Fish Creek Pet Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this commitment, we have implemented a variety of precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

Updated April 9, 2021


In order to maintain value for services along with our high standard of care, Fish Creek Pet Hospital has transitioned to an Urgent Care Model. This transition has taken effect at 10:00pm on Monday, April 12, 2021. Our new operating hours, 7 days per week, will be as follows:


OPEN 6:00am-10:00pm for urgent care and hospital admissions
CLOSED 10:00pm-6:00am no urgent care and/or hospital admissions during these hours while we care for our hospitalized patients overnight


If possible, please call us at 403.873.1700 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403.873.1700, and we'll come to you.

If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.


For non-urgent and general practice services, you can contact our sister clinic:

Little Creek Veterinary Clinic
3125 – 150 Millrise Blvd SW
Calgary AB, T2Y 5G7

Caring for your furry family members has been an honour for our team over the last 15 years. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support as we navigate these operational changes. Our vision with this adjustment is to help us stay true to our goal and mission - providing the best possible care for your pet throughout its life by providing high-quality medicine and services.

For a list of 6 alternate emergency hospitals that are open 24/7, please see the "Contact Us" page.

Your Fish Creek Veterinary Team