Office Manager

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.

Office Administrator

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!

Registered Veterinary Technician

Courtney was born and raised in Fredericton.  She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and wrote the National Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2009. She has worked at Douglas Animal Hospital ever since.

She enjoys living in the country with her husband Tommy and her baby boy Owen. Her pets include her spoiled Pitbull mix Zinc, Boxer Rhia, a cat named Kittin, her flock of cockatiels and her horse, Rue.

Courtney is an outdoor enthusiast and you can always find her camping, hiking, snowshoeing, or exploring with her dog and son in tow. Her love of the outdoors goes hand in hand with her love of wildlife. She has a particular interest in exotic/wildlife medicine and rehabilitation and works closely with the Atlantic Wildlife Institute with orphaned or injured animals.    She is certified in wildlife rehabilitation.

In her limited free time Courtney also loves reading, sketching, and liberty horsemanship. 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Colby began her journey with us as a student in May of 2022 completing her on the job training for Oulton College’s veterinary technician program.    She went on to pass the veterinary technician national exam is excited to stay with us and start her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Growing up as an islander Colby has fond memories of spending lots of time with her child hood pets;  a golden doodle named Luna and cat named Joey.   She is now living here in Fredericton with her new golden retriever puppy Margot (also known as her pride and joy) and her cat Tony who she adopted from the Fredericton SPCA’s joint program with Douglas AH!

Outside of the clinic Colby enjoys spending time back home on the PEI beaches as well as experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Carol’s love for veterinary medicine started out in high school when she had the opportunity to complete a co-op program with her local clinic.   She hasn’t looked back since.   After completing the technician program at Seneca College in Ontario, she started her career in emergency medicine.   Eight years later she moved to a rural mixed animal practice where she had many opportunities to expand on her knowledge of surgery, anesthesia,  reproduction, internal medicine, veterinary marketing, client education,  and more.

In 2019 Carol completed a course on the benefits of cannabis in veterinary medicine and is a certified veterinary cannabis counsellor (VCC).

After 22 years working  in Ontario,  Carol made the move to New Brunswick with her husband and crew of critters;  Hendrix (a boxer), Joplin (boston terrier) and kittens,  Monroe and Kennedy.    She started with us in July of 2022 and is looking forward to meeting clients and their pets!

Carol’s interests outside of work include gardening, cooking, exploring around the Maritimes as well as travelling abroad.

Veterinary Assistant

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 Nimbo the Maltese, Mojo the Boxer and her two cats Sunshine and Boy George. 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
Veterinary Assistant

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 three cats Bronx, Luna, and Twyla, as well as a ball python named Xerxes.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada.

Veterinary Assistant

Kierra is a graduate of the veterinary assistant program at Eastern College and has been working as an assistant since 2020.   She joined our team in April of 2022 and can be found assisting with phones, reception and in the treatment area with our technicians.

Kierra says she most enjoys the variety of pets we see but also the wildlife we help.

She has a bunch of critters at home that keep her busy including a cat (Aiyana), leopard gecko (Nakoma), and horse (Drifter).  She also has a small flock of chickens with some creative names, Laverne, Shirley, Plucky, Shadow, Nigel, Kevin, Blue and Betty white.

Veterinary Assistant

To learn about Jennie’s passion for working with animals, just ask her about her own pets!   Raising and spending most of her time with her 2 German Shepherds, Samson and Zane, and her horse,  Duante,  led Jennie to look for a career in the veterinary field.   She saw a job posting for Douglas AH and jumped at the opportunity!

Since joining us in early 2022, Jennie enjoys greeting clients and pets at reception as well as lending a hand to the vets and techs in the treatment area.

Outside of work and her devotion to her critters, Jennie also enjoys spending time with family and friends and learning about the science behind animal behaviour.