Our team

Dr. Marie-Claude LeBlanc, DVM

After studying biology at Université du Québec à Montréal and agriculture at McGill University, I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Université de Montréal in 1999. I like to challenge myself, so I moved to the United States (Virginia Beach and Boston) after finishing my studies. It was a professionally and personally rewarding experience I look back on fondly.

I came back to Quebec in 2002 and became the co-owner of Monkland Veterinary Clinic and the sole owner in 2006. Since then I have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know some exceptional pet owners and the most incredibly sweet dogs and cats. I love what I do, but more than that, I love my patients and clients. I am so lucky to have such a great career!

With the goal of offering a larger spectrum of treatments to my patients I studied veterinary osteopathy and received my diploma from IMAOV (Institut de Médecine Alternative et Osteopathie Veterinaire). This discipline can be used in addition to traditional medical treatments and for many different medical conditions. For more information, visit AVMAC.org.

Outside the clinic, you’ll find me on the mountain bike trails or hiking with my adopted rescue dog Louba. I also have two wonderful cats named Fuego and Peter who are very patient with their new pup!

Dr. Philippe-Olivier Mozer, DVM

I attended the Maisons-Alfort National Veterinary School in Paris to study veterinary medicine from 1989 to 1993. Afterwards I completed an internship in equine medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, and then proceeded to practice equine and small animal medicine in France. I returned to Québec in 2001 where I have been practicing small animal medicine ever since. I joined the team at the Monkland Veterinary Clinic in 2017.

I love my profession because it offers the opportunity to practice many different disciplines, and I developed a particular interest in surgery. I also appreciate the contact I have with my patients as well as my exchanges with their owners, making my work an enriching experience from a personal and professional point of view. I am adept at cycling, I enjoy swimming to relax, and I love skiing in winter and cooking all year round.

Dr. Nathalie Vary, DVM

After studying in Animal Biology at McGill University, I graduated in 2014 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal. I then completed an intensive one-year small animal internship in a hospital in Toronto, followed by working in veterinary emergency center in Montreal for a year. I joined the team of the Monkland Veterinary Clinic in 2016.

I am very passionate about veterinary medicine, I have a specific interest in internal medicine and oncology. I truly appreciate helping people and the contact with my patients. I do believe in continued learning; I thoroughly enjoy expending my knowledge on the endless aspects of veterinary medicine. 

Outside the clinic, I enjoy hiking, biking and camping in the summer: and cross country and skating in the winter. I have two amazing cats, Bajou and Carmen, that bring so much joy to my life!

Marie-Hélène Côté

Animal health technician

To be a veterinary technician, you have to be a people person and an animal person. I have been doing my dream job for 20 years! My primary goal is to always provide you with the best possible service by being attentive to your needs and the needs of your four-legged friends. Outside the clinic, I love cooking, good wine, and travel. I also like reading and spending time with my cats Hector (the love of my life) and Bottine!

Marie-Hélène Côté

Animal health technician

Samantha Jamieson

Certified animal health technician

Growing up in a cottage in the Laurentians, I’ve always felt a connection with animals and nature. I graduated from Vanier with my diploma in Animal Health in 2014 and the proceeded to obtain another certification by passing the ENTSA six months later. I am proud to be a Certified Animal Health Technician and to continue to learn and grown in the amazing field that combines my love for animals and my interest in medicine. In my spare time, I love to dance, do CrossFit, read books, explore this amazing city and hang out with my best boy, a dachshund named Henri!

Samantha Jamieson

Certified animal health technician

Cheryl Martin

Animal health technician

I earned my degree in animal health technology from Vanier College in 1992. Since then I have gained a wealth of experience working in various clinics. I am thrilled to be back at Monkland Veterinary Clinic part-time. In my free time, I like to read, garden, watch hockey with my family, and enjoy a good meal with friends. I have a sweet dog, several cats, and a few fish.

Cheryl Martin

Animal health technician

Melissa Morissette

Animal health technician

I received my animal health technology degree from Cégep de Sherbrooke in 2012. I have been part of the Monkland Veterinary Clinic team ever since, developing areas of expertise like dentistry, anesthesia, and nutrition. In my free time you can find me galloping on my horse Cheers, skiing on Mont Orford, or curled up with a good book next to my feline friends Britanny and Flavie.

Melissa Morissette

Animal health technician

Jenna Woods

Animal health technician

I graduated from Animal health technology at Vanier College in 2013. Having worked with zoo animals and exotics, I found working in a small animal practice to be exciting and stimulating. I joined the Monkland veterinary clinic team in 2016. I like to take care of my patients and am really passionate about dentistry. I am known for my sense of details but also for my sense of humour! Outside of work, I like working on my art projects, go rock climbing or simply enjoy a good tea while cuddling my cats.

Jenna Woods

Animal health technician

Christelle Beaulieu

Technician assistant

I have a diploma in animal care, and I have always been passionate about animals. I joined the wonderful team at the Monkland Veterinary Clinic in October 2018 to be able to help care for your beloved pets. Outside of work you would most likely find me at a music concert or simply reading a good book in the company of my two cats, Lily and Pixel.

Christelle Beaulieu

Technician assistant

Emma Dab

Animal health technician

Graduated in 2019 as an animal health technician at Vanier College. I am excited to work in this field because I’ve been surrounded with animals my whole life and love taking care of animals. My hobbies include horseback riding, taking long walks with my dog Clifford, photography and singing in the shower.

Emma Dab

Animal health technician

Giovanie Carrera

Animal health technician

I graduated from Vanier’s animal health technology program in 2018 while being part of the Monkland team during my studies. My colleagues have guided me to becoming a great technician, but I still have room for development in this field. I do have an appreciation for all kinds of animals and I can’t wait to meet your fur baby! I am known to be a good team player and overall helpful person. When not in the clinic, I am at home taking care of my Chérie (my cat) and watching a variety of shows.

Giovanie Carrera

Animal health technician

Sidney Smith-Lopez

Receptionist

Growing up, I’ve always had a beloved animal by my side. I have a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Microbiology and Immunology and following graduation I decided to explore other opportunities. Being at the Monkland Veterinary Clinic has brought me back to my passion. I love greeting you all and your furry friends as you walk through the door and hope to further pursue a career in this field. In my spare time you can find me learning how to rock climb or curling up and watching a great movie.

Sidney Smith-Lopez

Receptionist

Patricia Backman

Groomer

I have had a love of animals since early childhood. I opened a pet food and accessories store in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in 1991. Then I trained as a groomer in 1997 at Institut de toilettage canine du Québec and have been working as a professional groomer at Monkland Veterinary Clinic since 1998.

Patricia Backman

Groomer

Jo-Ann Waterhouse

Groomer

I have always had a natural affinity for animals, as I grew up with them on my grandparents’ farm. I was visiting Monkland Veterinary Clinic when the groomer invited me to come and see what she was doing. I fell in love with the job and have been here ever since. I really love what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.

Jo-Ann Waterhouse

Groomer