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Our Team

Our Doctors


Dr. Natasha Cairns

Practice Owner/DVM

Joined the team in 2017

Atlantic Veterinary College Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 

Natasha is also a wife and mother of two young boys and a fur baby mom of four kitties; Alice, Arthur, Gilburt, Stuart and her newest addition is Lucy. Lucy is a retriever cross puppy who sometimes keeps her awake at night but is growing and learning. It is always a challenge to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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Dr. Ashley Weir


Joined our team in May of 2021

Atlantic Veterinary College Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Weir grew up in Riverview New Brunswick on a hobby farm, always dreaming of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Weir and her husband Jacob have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 leopard geckos .Dr. Weir enjoys reading, birding, boardgames and bikejoring during her free time.


Dr. Heather Collins-Patterson


Joined our team in 2022

Atlantic Veterinary College Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Heather has worked for us as a locum veterinarian for the past 4 years but in September 2022 has joined our team as a full time doctor.

Heather brings with her years of experience and knowledge, compassion and a sense of humor. We are happy she has joined our family!

Our Care Team

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Bonnie Richardson

Lead Receptionist

Joined our team in 2020

Bonnie is friendly and efficient and takes great care of our clients.

She has a background in horticulture  and loves to hike and enjoy nature with her dogs Jemma and Duke.

She has lived most of her life on a farm and always had an interest in animals.

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Cheyenne Chant


Joined our team in July 2023.

Cheyenne is originally from Cape Breton but now lives in Wolfville with her son and daughter. She enjoys travelling home to Cape Breton when she can and spending time with her children and her dog, Luke.

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Maria Nickerson


Maria had done a co-op placement with us in 2021 and came back to gain more work experience starting in October 2023.

She does plan to go back to school in the near future. 

Maria enjoys hiking with her dog , Tyson in her spare time.

Melanie Haverstock

Office Manager

Joined our team in April 2, 2002

Managing the clinic since she started. Melanie looks after most of the ordering, scheduling, training and accounts receivable and helps out wherever needed. 

Melanie enjoys hiking, gardening and photography in her spare time.

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Avary Miller


Joined our team in June 2023.

Avary is completing her prerequisites at Acadia for the veterinary program in Guelph, Ontario.

Avary is a goalie and has been playing hockey since age five.

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Kaylee Parsons

Vet Assistant

Joined our team in August 2023.

Studied and graduated Veterinary Assisting online through Ashworth College in 2017. 

 Has always been involved with animals, large and small!

-Is a fur mama to two cats, two dogs and a hamster!  (Chester and Cow, Doc and Delta, Bear)

 In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, creating art, music, going to the gym and spending time with her animals. 

Our Technicians

Elissa Quimby

Lead RVT/Animal Nutritionist

Joined our team in 2007

NSAC Graduate Registered Veterinary Technician.

Elissa looks after ordering from our compounding pharmacy and is our resident pet nutrition consultant. Elissa also organizes candidates who are pre vet or pre RVT students who do their work placements with us.

She enjoys volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada and Greyhounds, Galago's and Podencos Nova Scotia. She has Pepa the Podenco and 2 cats.

Janice Schofield


Joined our team in 2008

NSAC Graduate Registered Veterinary Technician 

Janice is one of the RVT's we have and assists with patient care and looks after ordering our hospital supplies.


Coming Soon


Coming soon


Joined our team in April 2003.

Heather has 3 cats. She is a member of the Coldbrook & District Lions Club.

She Enjoys the beach, traveling and road trips.

Heather Tracey

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