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506-458-5944 / 651 Clements Drive Fredericton, New Brunswick E3G 7J2 /

Meet the Staff

Our Receptionist:

Paula was born in the Fredericton area and has lived in the Oromocto/Burton area for over 30 years. After 22 years in the financial industry, she decided to make a career change and follow her heart.  She came to work at Douglas Animal Hospital in August 2010, starting as part time and became a full time employee in 2011.

She has a Dachshund named Heidi at home.  During her spare time, Paula spends time on her country property.  She enjoys many outdoor sports such as canoeing, kayaking, camping, and four-wheeling, and taking long drives on her Harley. She has also taken up snowshoeing with her dog during the winter months.


Our Registered Veterinary Technicians:


Courtney was born in Fredericton and has lived here her entire life.  She received her diploma in Veterinary Technology from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 2009, and went on to write the National Exam to become a registered veterinary technician that same year. 

She lives in the country with her rescue dog Zinc (a pitbull mix) and a kitten named Kittin. Courtney has a special passion for exotics and wildlife so her "family" also consists of a ball python and her flock of bird babies including an Amazon parrot, cockatiels, budgies and a canary. Her life revolves around her animals and the outdoors, and you can always find her hiking, snowshoeing, or exploring with her dogs. Any free time is usually spent fostering for the SPCA and volunteering for CARMA spay/neuter clinics. Reading, camping and drawing are also somehow squeezed into her busy life. 


Amanda was born outside of Sussex where she graduated from high school and went on to pre-vet studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She later earned her diploma in veterinary technology from Oulton College and went on to write her National Exam to become a registered vet tech.  It's a pleasure to have her with us.

Her "family" includes two horses (Hack and Savannah), Ranger (her sweet Rotti cross), her rabbit Phillip who is a Flemish giant (aka very big bunny) and two orange tabbies named Leonard and Penny.  She spends most of her spare time outdoors. In the summer you can find her riding her horses, camping, and relaxing on the beach. Winter months are spent snowmobiling with her husband Ryan or snowshoeing with Ranger. 


Kelsey has lived in the Fredericton area for most of her life and shares her home with her husband Justin and their three dogs Drover, Harvey and Jackson. Kelsey completed a BA at St. Francis Xavier University in 2010, then worked at DAH as a veterinary assistant for 6 years before completing her Veterinary Technician Degree. She has been a welcome addition to the team at Douglas Animal Hospital since 2011 and especially enjoys assisting with surgery, interacting with clients and managing our social media and website. 

In her spare time Kelsey enjoys baking and trips to the cottage with her family and the dogs. When time permits she also volunteers her time at CARMA spay and neuter clinics.


Riley was born and raised in Fredericton and graduated from Leo Hayes High School in 2014. After deciding that a bachelor degree was not the path for her she was accepted into the Veterinary Technician program at Oulton College. She graduated in 2018 and when she completed her on the job training her at DAH we liked her so much that we asked her to join the team! Riley shares her home with Gibson, the family Labradoodle and her four cats Hank, Charlie, Thomas and Ruby.


Our Veterinary Assistants:

Duncan was born in Fredericton where he received his Veterinary Assistant diploma in 2006. We were lucky enough to recruit Duncan in the fall of that year and his love of animals is obvious in the care he puts in to his work. In his spare time Duncan enjoys listening to and playing music, watching movies, road trips, boxing, spending time with family and friends and being out in nature with his energetic dog Ember, a Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier cross.


Julie was born and raised in Fredericton. After college she travelled from Newfoundland to British Columbia working in different animal hospitals along the way. In her spare time Julie enjoys riding horses, kayaking, fishing and camping. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. 


Jody has lived in Fredericton for most of her life and now lives just outside the city with her husband and two little girls. She has had a lifelong love of animals and shares her home with Fawnzee the Boxer, Nimbo the Maltese and her two cats Diego and Sunshine. Jody has always had a special fondness for the local SPCA and all of her animals were adopted from the organization.

Jody began working at Douglas Animal Hospital in 1987, before Dr. Goodine bought the practice. She worked part time while completing her BA at St. Thomas University and continued as a full time employee afterward. Jody has come to know the clients of Douglas Animal Hospital very well of the years as she assists with pets in all areas of the hospital.

In her spare time Jody volunteers at special events for the SPCA an fosters the occasional litter of kittens. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and managing her pet sitting business.


Lauren Legge

Lauren was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, but has lived in Fredericton for most of her life. She completed a BA at St. Thomas University before graduating with honours from the Veterinary Assistant program at Eastern College in 2018. She and her husband Mike share their home with four cats Bronx, Luna, Lewis and Twyla, and a ball python named Xerxes.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as volunteering with the Oromocto SPCA and CARMA in her spare time.


Our Office Staff:

Laurie grew up in Burtt's Corner and now lives in Keswick with her two children (MiKayla and Ethan), two dogs and two cats.  After several years of working with a local veterinary clinic, she decided to stay home with her children.  Realizing she needed adult contact again, she came to work with us in March 2008 - first on a part time basis for six months, then becoming a full time employee.  She is more than capable to assist in almost all areas of the hospital, but is primarily the pleasant voice you hear when you call us.

In the winter you can find Laurie at a rink watching her young son play hockey.  In the summer, she loves to camp, fish, and just enjoy the outdoors.  A relaxing evening is usually spent watching a movie while working on some knitting project, reading a book, or sitting in front of a computer being a Facebook junkie!


Heather joined our team in September of 2014, coming from many years in the housing industry. Looking for a career change and, as a people person she was excited to be able to integrate her love of animals with her office skills. She now enjoys meeting clients and their pets as they come in for appointments. Heather truly believes animals deserve the best possible care and kindness from those of us fortunate enough to have them as a part of our families.

Heather lives in Douglas with her husband Brian and their two cats PJ and Daisy. She spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors on her ATV and visiting her children and grandchildren in Alberta.