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Education
Oulton College

 

Hometown
Sussex, NB

 

Pets
Noodle

Laura McGrath, RVT

Senior Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Laura joined Fredericton Animal Hospital in early 2018 after working for three years at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre in downtown Toronto. She took a year off to live and work abroad in London, England.

 

Laura grew up in Sussex, NB, and always had a love of animals and an interest in science. She graduated from Oulton College with a diploma in veterinary technology with Academic Honours.

 

Laura enjoys caring for hospitalized patients and providing thorough nursing care. She also has a particular interest in pharmacology and collecting and processing lab samples.

 

Laura enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and camping in her spare time and spending time with her orange cat Noodle.

Education
St. Francis Xavier, Dalhousie Agricultural College

 

Hometown
Fredericton, NB

 

Pets
Meeko, Maya

Karen Seymour, BSc, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Head Surgery Technician

 

Karen Seymour grew up in Fredericton and attended St. Francis Xavier University, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in aquatic resources and biology. Karen then received her diploma in veterinary technology from Dalhousie Agricultural College. She became interested in veterinary medicine because her dog, Daisy, was a medical marvel and an absolute inspiration.

 

Before joining Fredericton Animal Hospital, Karen was a wildlife volunteer at an animal sanctuary in Australia, was a biology field assistant in Nova Scotia, and spent time as a fishery observer aboard a commercial fishing boat in British Columbia.

 

Karen did her on the job training at Fredericton Animal Hospital and then joined us as a full-time technician. She is interested in wildlife and loves working with animals and has volunteered with CA-R-MA and other rescue organizations.

 

Karen is also something of a polyglot and enjoys learning different languages. She also has a range of hobbies, including outdoor adventuring, swimming, skating, and kayaking. She likes to spend time with her two dogs, Meeko and Maya. Meeko is a Canadian Inuit dog, and Maya is an Alaskan Malamute.

Education
University of Windsor, St. Claire College

 

Hometown
Harrow, Ontario

 

Pets
Suni, Laika

Katharine Rusk, BA, RVT

Senior Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Katharine was raised in Harrow, Ontario.  She has always connected with animals and decided she wanted to pursue a career in animal medicine while working on the island of Jeju in South Korea and volunteering with animal shelters there. She began the veterinary technician program at St. Clair College upon her return to Canada. 
  
Katharine has extensive experience working with animals. After becoming a registered veterinary technician, she worked at the Windsor/Essex Humane Society in their shelter and adoption areas as well as the high-volume spay and neuter clinic. Afterwards, she joined the team at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital in Nanaimo, BC, and lived there for over 6 years.  During that time she cared for many different species, including reptiles, pocket pets, birds, and of course, cats and dogs. At the hospital she also worked closely with SPCA animals, helped wildlife including injured or orphaned squirrels, rabbits, songbirds, flickers, owls and other raptors, ducks, geese, turtles, and even scrubbed in on a surgery for an injured harbour seal! Katharine also volunteered with VCA's Paw it Forward campaign which helped provide pet food to families in need. Katharine's special interests include nutrition, client education, radiology/ultrasonography, laboratory, and patient care. 
  
Her free time is often spent with her dogs, Suni and Laika.  She enjoys adventuring, traveling, camping, hiking, reading, and watching science fiction films. She also loves to teach!  Katharine’s travels have taken her from riding an ATV alongside an arctic fox that briefly sprinted beside her in Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, to riding a camel in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, to almost having her shoes stolen by a weka in New Zealand.  She hopes to have more adventures with animals in the future.  

Education
Olds College, Centre for Arts & Technology

 

Hometown
Clarendon, NB

 

Pets
Bobbie

Kaitlin Cochrane, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Kaitlin grew up in Clarendon, New Brunswick, and went to Olds College in Alberta to become a veterinary technician. She also attended the Centre for Arts and Technology Fredericton for the veterinary assistant program. She received a grooming diploma from Elite Dog Grooming in Moncton, NB. 
 
Kaitlin worked at Dewinton Animal Hospital as a student technician for five months. She worked with a range of exotics, performed ultrasounds on bearded dragons, worked with eggbound reptiles, assisted in surgeries, and learned to handle birds and reptiles. She attended reptile expos to help people learn about reptile health and the clinic's African spurred tortoise. Kaitlin spent six weeks at the Olds Pet Clinic for her technician practicum and even ran a dog grooming business from her home for three years.
 
After graduation, Kaitlin worked at the Airdrie Animal Health Centre. She worked as a surgery technician and enjoyed performing dental procedures. While at the centre, Kaitlin renovated the reception food shelving and spent a lot of time in the lab. She loves looking at anything on a slide, and one of her goals is to learn more about cytology. Additionally, she is interested in radiology, particularly in orthopedics.

Becoming a veterinary technician was a perfect fit. She always loved animals and wanted to understand the technical side of treating them. Kaitlin has attended 17 different schools, is double-jointed in her ankles, and is even a published poet. She also has many hobbies that she enjoys, including spending time with her husband and daughter. Kaitlin enjoys reading and writing, particularly poetry, going four-wheeling, quilting, and cross-stitching, as well as baking and experimenting in the kitchen.

Education
Oulton College
 

Hometown
Sussex, NB

 

Pets
Amira, Treble, Baloo, Ebony, Squirtle, Slim, Venus

Jessica Grant, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Jessica attended Oulton College and graduated from the veterinary technician program in 2016. 

 

When Jessica was growing up in Sackville, NB, her parents helped to rescue wildlife. She enjoyed nursing those animals back to health, and she has wanted to help animals ever since. During her last year of high school, Jessica worked at the Sackville Animal Hospital. Jessica did her on the job training at the Maritime Animal Hospital where she worked with wildlife and sometimes got to take home animals overnight to monitor them.

 

From 2016 to 2018, she worked at the Elmwood Veterinary Hospital, and from 2018 to 2019, she worked at the PEI Humane Society.

 

Jessica grew up with cats, dogs, and exotic animals as pets. Today, she has three cats – Amira and Treble, who are orange tabbies, and Baloo, a grey tuxedo. She also has a tarantula named Ebony, a red-eared slider named Squirtle, and two ball pythons, Slim and Venus.

 

Her special interests include exotic animal medicine and animal behaviour. When she was in high school, she sang on stage with the band Marinas Trench. She enjoys singing, playing piano, and playing the guitar. She loves spending her free time with her family and her animals.

Education
Université de Moncton, Oulton College
 

Hometown
Gatineau, Quebéc

 

Pets
Navi, Henry

Jessica Bélanger-Mainville, BSc, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Jessica is originally from Gatineau, Québec. She graduated from Université de Moncton with a bachelor of science in Biology in 2017 and went on to complete the Veterinary Technician program at Oulton College in 2019.

 

She chose to pursue a career in the veterinary field because animals are fascinating to work with. She also enjoys that veterinary technicians get to perform an array of duties and wear many hats. They can act as nurses, radiology techs, surgery assistants, and anesthesiologists. This versatility helps to ensure that there is never a dull day.

 

Jessica’s special interests include wildlife, pharmacology, nursing hospitalized patients, and feline medicine. She is bilingual, and in 2012, she went to Nicaragua on a humanitarian trip.

 

Jessica is a novice birder in her spare time and loves to read books, watch documentaries, listen to music, and take walks with her cats. She has 2 cats: Navi is a sassy dilute tortoiseshell cat and Henry a silly Turkish Angora mix cat.

Jessica Bélanger-Mainville, BSc, RVT

Technicienne en santé animale

Jessica est originaire de Gatineau, Québec. Elle a gradué de l’Université de Moncton avec un baccalauréat ès Sciences en Biologie en 2017 et par la suite elle a gradué du programme de Technique en santé animale du Collège Oulton en 2019.

 

Elle a décidé de poursuivre une carrière en médecine vétérinaire parce que les animaux la fascine. Elle adore travailler comme technicienne en santé animale parce que ça lui permet de performer plusieurs tâches complexes et variées. Une technicienne en santé animales est une infirmière, technicienne en radiologie, assistante chirurgicale, anesthésiste, et bien d’autres rôles. Pas deux journées ne sont pareil dans une clinique vétérinaire!

 

Jessica a un intérêt spécial pour les animaux sauvages, la pharmacologie, prendre soin des patients hospitalisés, et la médecine féline. Elle est bilingue (français et anglais), et elle a participé à un voyage humanitaire au Nicaragua en 2012.

 

Jessica est une ornithologue amatrice novice et dans son temps libre elle aime lire des romans, regarder des documentaires, écouter de la musique, et prendre des marches avec ses deux chats. Elle à deux chats, soit Navi une chatte tricolore avec de l’attitude et Henry un chat Angora Turc mixte drôle et joueur.

Education
University of New Brunswick, University of Guelph

 

Hometown
Fredericton

 

Pets
Horus

Jordan Young, BA, BSc, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Jordan grew up in Fredericton and received a Bachelor of Science (Biology) and Bachelor of Arts (Classics) from the University of New Brunswick. She trained as a veterinary technician at Ridgetown College at the University of Guelph.

 

Before joining Fredericton Animal Hospital, Jordan spent nine years working at the Animal Medical Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. During that time, the team did several endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, and once scoped a serval cat to remove a foreign object from the stomach!

Jordan has always had a love of animals and knew at a young age that working with animals would be the perfect career. Jordan loves being able to give animals a voice. A particular interest is in animal dental care.

 

Jordan enjoys her free time reading, baking, and spending time with family, including Horus, a domestic orange tabby.

Education
Dalhousie Agricultural College

 

Hometown

Oromocto, NB

 

Pets

Tuki

Jessica Noseworthy, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Jessica grew up in Oromocto, New Brunswick, and in Gander, Newfoundland. For her six-week on-the-job training during technician school at Dalhousie, she worked at Fredericton Animal Hospital.

 

Jessica's special interests are surgery and the lab. She wants to be a voice for animals, and she strives to provide them with the care they deserve.

 

She also has a rich life outside of work. Jessica likes to spend time with family and friends, and she enjoys exploring the great outdoors and all that it holds. She also enjoys learning about astrology and horoscopes. Naturally, she enjoys spending quality time with her cat Tuki, as well.

Education
Oulton College

 

Hometown
Burtts Corner

 

Pets
Alex, Rory, Lacey, Firefly, Sabbath, and Basil

 

Olivia Seymour, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Olivia grew up in Burtts Corner before heading to Oulton College to complete the veterinary technician program. She has always been interested in the medical field. She loves animals, so working in veterinary medicine is the perfect blend of both worlds.

 

After she finished her schooling, she came to Fredericton Animal Hospital. One of her special interests in the field is assisting in surgery.

 

Olivia is also an artist and spends her free time painting with acrylics and watercolours and drawing. In 2015, she traveled to Rome, Paris, and London. Of course, she also likes to spend time with her six cats – Alex, Rory, Lacey, Firefly, Sabbath, and Basil.

Education
Leo Hayes

 

Hometown
Burtts Corner

 

Pets
Nimue and Bingley

 

Kate Olmstead

Head Client Relations Coordinator

 

Kate grew up in Burtts Corner, New Brunswick, and is a graduate of Leo Hayes High School. She has worked at Fredericton Animal Hospital since 2012, handling the front desk matters, and most recently, inventory.

 

Kate enjoys the field and her job because she has always had a deep love for animals. Her role is emotionally rewarding and intellectually challenging. It is also a fast-paced environment, and she no day is ever the same.

 

She has a range of interests in the veterinary field, including indoor cat environmental enrichment, cat behavior and psychology, quality of life and grief counseling, and humane euthanasia.

 

In 2005, she participated in the Katimavik Volunteer Program. When it comes to personal interests and hobbies, Kate has many. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, reading, and watercolour painting. She also has two great cats – Nimue and Bingley.

Education
Leo Hayes

 

Hometown

Fredericton

Pets

Stella, Phoebe, Nikki

Emily Gaudet

Client Relations Coordinator

 

Emily grew up in Fredericton and went to Leo Hayes High School before coming to work at Fredericton Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant and client relations coordinator.

 

She grew up around animals and attended the Dr. Tim Ogilvie vet camp at Atlantic Veterinary College, discovering that she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. Her interest in the field of veterinary medicine is varied. She enjoys learning about and helping with surgery, toxicology, neurology, and exotic animals.

 

Emily has a range of hobbies that she enjoys in her spare time. She likes to travel, and she enjoys painting, swimming, and gardening. She also has three animals of her own. There are Stella and Phoebe, both dachshunds, and Nikki, a cat.

Education
University of New Brunswock

 

Hometown
Fredericton

 

Pets
Petrie

 

Joline Sullivan, BSc

Clinical Operations Manager

 

Joline graduated from the University of Brunswick, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She grew up in Fredericton and has always been passionate about animal welfare, particularly companion pet medical care. Although she doesn’t work directly with the animals, she’s involved at a managerial level to ensure their proper medical care.

Joline worked as a veterinary assistant for the Lock Lomond Veterinary Hospital in Saint John. This experience provided her with insight as to how veterinary care is delivered and the challenges involved. She volunteered with CARMA in Fredericton, helping spay/neuter clinics and fostering rescue cats. Fostering the cats and helping them get appropriately settled into loving homes to live the spoiled life they deserve has been rewarding.

She is interested in client education and enjoys that Fredericton Animal Hospital encourages this. Helping pet owners better understand prevention and treatment for medical conditions ensures the animals' best possible care.

One of Joline's favourite things to do is to curl up with her cat Petrie and read a good book. She also loves being in the outdoors, hiking, and kayaking. Her interests have even taken her outside of Canada. Several years ago, she went on a humanitarian trip to Bolivia and visited villages of indigenous Quechua people, seeing them live off the land the way they have for thousands of years.

Ryan Reid

General Manager

 

Originally from Ontario, Ryan moved to Fredericton in 2006. He holds an MBA from UNB, a bachelor of commerce from Royal Roads University, and a degree in history from Queen's University. Before becoming involved with Fredericton Animal Hospital, he spent 15 years working in marketing in various software and technology start-ups.

 

Ryan sat on the board of directors for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival for two seasons and sat on the New Brunswick Public Library Service board. He has also taught in the MBA program at the University of New Brunswick.

Education
Queen’s University, University of New Brunswick

 

Hometown
Toronto

 

Pets
Salty

 

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Fredericton, NB 
E3B 3C1

 

 

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