Meet a Few of Our Smiling Faces before Your Visit
Dairytown Veterinary Hospital looks forward to providing quality care for your companion and farm animals. Please take a moment to meet and learn more about a few of the smiling faces you’ll encounter when you bring your pet in for a check-up in our state-of-the-art Sussex facility:
A native of Fredericton, NB, Dr. Mitchell Downey graduated from the University of New Brunswick with first class honours in Biology in 2001. After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2005, Dr. Downey practiced there for one year with the ambulatory equine service, specializing in equine lameness, radiology, ultrasonography, and medicine. He and his family then moved to the state of Maine and he worked at the Somerset Veterinary Clinic. His daily activities there included both companion animal and equine ambulatory work. Dr. Downey returned to New Brunswick to work at the Loch Lomond and Dairytown veterinary hospitals in 2008, purchasing them in early 2009. He now divides his time between equine medicine and the companion animal practice. When he finds the time, his hobbies include camping, standardbred racing and breeding, golfing, bowling and competitive curling. Dr. Downey currently lives in Saint John with wife Michaela, and children Michael and Lauren.
Dr. Nicole Bourgeois attended the University of New Brunswick Fredericton where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Biology. She went on to Prince Edward Island to attend the Atlantic Veterinary College where she graduated in 2009. Dr. Bourgeois enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in surgery. She enjoys attending continuing education courses whenever possible. Dr. Bourgeois shares her home with her husband, Dave, and their two Boston Terriers, Lily and Sully.
Dr. Patty Moffett has been working with us part-time since 2007. She grew up in the Sussex area and returned to her hometown after university. Patty graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Dalhousie University) in 2000 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science. She then moved on to the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr. Moffett’s special interests are internal medicine and the problem solving that comes with it! Dr. Moffett now lives outside Sussex with her husband, Paul, and keeps herself busy raising four sons, Ian, Nate, Sam and Thomas, and spending time with Ace the dog and the cats, Fox and Jack.
Dr. Veinot grew up on a farm in Nova Scotia. She attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Dalhousie University) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honours, in Animal Science. After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Dr. Veinot left Atlantic Canada to pursue employment. She has held licences in Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland working as an equine, mixed animal and large animal veterinarian. She spends her down time with her horses and her two cats. Dr. Veinot is pleased to be back home in the Maritimes and to have the opportunity to provide both equine ambulatory and companion animal services.
Emily Hamm has been a part of the team since 2008, starting out as part of her high school co-op program and has been with us ever since. She has always had a strong passion and love for animals. As well as working at the clinic, she is currently taking classes at the university working towards achieving her business degree. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her horses, dogs and cats, and currently lives on a hobby farm with her family.
Lauren is a new resident to Saint John, moving from the Annapolis Valley, NS, after graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus (Dal AC, formerly the Nova Scotia Agricultural College – NSAC) in Truro, NS, in April 2013. She always knew she wanted to work with animals and has been involved with them for as long as she can remember – from helping her father train dogs, riding horses or bringing home orphaned cats to add to the family. Recently, she became involved with harness racing in Truro, and now in New Brunswick, and is really enjoying the experience. She has an interest in surgery, radiography/ultrasound, equine appointments and has a soft spot for geriatric patients. She loves to make every patient feel as at home and comfortable as possible while in our care. She lives in Saint John with her boyfriend and her lovable rescue cat, Grayson.
Should you ever have any questions about your pet’s care, please feel free to contact us!