About Us

Get to know us!


We treat your pet like family.

We are a team of animal health providers, offering high standards of care for your companion animals. Each of us has been committed to the care of animals from an early age. At Cobequid Animal Hospital we have created a joint vision, offering the best of our knowledge, and continuously expanding that knowledge in order to improve the health of our patients.

Working together, with a variety of expertise and approaches available, we are better poised to tackle and resolve complex medical problems. We each have individual strengths, and together we foster the development of a variety of approaches to animal health within a scientific framework.

We strive to provide a high quality of service with high-quality tools. Our “soft tools” of knowledge and experience are deep and broad, and we are constantly engaged in continuing education. Our “hard tools” are a modern, well-equipped facility built in 2002 to replace the 30-year-old hospital which fell to a catastrophic fire.

Dr. Angie Runnals

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Runnalls is an owner and veterinarian at Cobequid Animal Hospital. She started at CAH in 2004 and since then has grown a loyal following of clients and patients. Her love for animals and veterinary medicine started young as she grew up in her father’s veterinarian practice in Antigonish. She worked as a veterinary assistant until graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College herself in 2001.

Dr. Runnalls completed her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapy at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2016. Her passion lies in senior patients and treating their chronic pain and mobility issues. With the addition of a rehabilitation room and tools in our hospital, Dr. Runnalls has been happily treating patients both existing and referred. Her love for animals is evident in every appointment, Dr. Runnalls treats each pet like they are her own.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Runnalls spends time at home with her husband, three children, three cats Peanut, Bailey and Stella and her beloved Bull Terrier Zelda. She is very active and in her spare time loves to train and compete in triathlons.

Dr. Melissa Burgoyne

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Burgoyne is an owner and veterinarian at Cobequid Animal Hospital. She joined the CAH team in 2008 after graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2006. Dr. Burgoyne always knew she wanted to become a veterinarian and that same passion has carried through to present day in her exam room. She is loved by her clients and patients.

Dr. Burgoyne has a special interest in ophthalmology and chemotherapy.

She loves spending time outside the clinic with her family, especially her husband, two small children and cat Rajah. Her favourite place is her family’s cottage in Bridgewater; any spare time is normally spent along the lake.

Dr. George Collard

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Collard joined the team at Cobequid Animal Hospital in August of 2005 after moving back to the East Coast with his wife and two children. He had previously resided in Bracebridge, Ontario and owned a mixed small and large animal practice after he graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1991

As an owner and veterinarian at Cobequid Animal Hospital, Dr. Collard is passionate about surgery, orthopedic surgery (TLPO, TTA, Cruciate Repair) and ultrasonography. He is great with animals and people alike, Dr. Collard’s sincere and down-to-earth personality shines through in his exam room.

Dr. Collard is also an active member of the community. In his spare time, he volunteers as the Captain of the Bedford Volunteer Firefighters. He loves spending his free time with his family and is always out on the trail with his two black labs Ruth and Steve.

Dr. Fernando Moncayo

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Fernando Moncayo has been a member of the CAH team since 1999.

Dr. Moncayo applies holistic principles to his medicine and is certified in acupuncture (IVAS) and homeopathy (AMHA). His in-depth knowledge of eastern medicine unites with his practice of conventional western medicine in his approach to treatment. Dr. Moncayo’s particular interest is in treating chronic illness.

As an owner and veterinarian Dr. Moncayo provides the same attention and care to every patient, he sees. There are many patients who look forward to seeing him on every visit.

Dr. Moncayo resides in Dartmouth with his wife and his handsome cat Luis Alfonso who rules the roost.  In his spare time, you will find Dr. Moncayo at the tennis court or out with his family on weekends.

Dr. Nolan Osborne, DVM, MSc, BSc


Dr. Nolan Osborne graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2012. Before veterinary college, he had earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University in 2003, and then went on to complete a Masters degree in Biology and Animal Physiology from the same institution in 2005. Dr. Osborne practiced small animal medicine and surgery for four years in Alberta before moving back home to Nova Scotia.

He practiced in HRM for a couple of years before joining our team at CAH to fill Dr. Thompson’s position while she is on maternity leave.

Dr. Osborne has developed a special interest in emergency medicine, dentistry, and orthopedic surgery. He enjoys spending his free time kayaking the coastlines of Nova Scotia with his wife and looking after his four rambunctious felines.

Dr. Leila McIntyre

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. McIntyre is an associate veterinarian at our practice. Dr. McIntyre is originally from Rhineland-Palatinate, a wine region in the South West of Germany. She graduated from the University of Leipzig, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. In 2007 she completed her Dr. med.vet. (similar to a Ph.D.) in veterinary virology. She moved to Canada in 2007, first to Calgary, Alberta where she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary. In 2010, she joined the team at a busy 24hour hospital in Calgary. After moving to the East Coast in 2011, Dr. McIntyre worked as a locum veterinarian at several clinics in the HRM before she joined our team at CAHin April of 2015. She loves to continually learn and research and has a heart filled with compassion for all. Dr. McIntyre is an amazing part of our team of veterinarians.

Dr. McIntyre has a special interest in Internal Medicine (specifically endocrinology), Emergency Medicine and Pet Nutrition. 

Outside of the clinic, she spends her time with her husband, three young girls and their new Boxer puppy, Nellie. Often you’ll find them at the horse barn for riding lessons or cleaning up.

Dr. Joey Yazer

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Joey Yazer is an associate veterinarian at our hospital; he joined our practice in the Fall of 2013. Dr. Yazer graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004. Before his graduation from vet school, Dr. Yazer was following a different career path. He was a paramedic for four years, completing his training in Pennsylvania with Pittsburgh EMS. He then moved back home and worked on ambulances and in the hospital in Halifax before vet school. 

Dr. Yazer obviously made such a great decision in pursuing veterinary medicine; he has been happily seeing patients since. 

He is certified in veterinary stem cell therapy and has special interests in veterinary behaviour, cardiology, and emergency medicine. 

In his spare time, Dr. Yazer is usually outside, he loves to hike, kayak, play music, and camp! He has a certificate in photography from NSCAD and is a great photographer; he often volunteers his time for clinic events like Santa Pet Photos. 

Dr. Jessica Thompson

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Thompson is the newest member of our associate veterinary team, last but certainly not least! Following her graduation from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2014, Dr. Thompson and her family moved back to Nova Scotia. After time practicing in Halifax, she joined our team at Cobequid Animal Hospital in 2016. We are so thrilled to have her; she has such a great devotion to all patients and clients alike. Her positive energy is infectious! 
Her interests are in feline internal medicine, pet nutrition, and preventative health care.

Outside of her time at CAH, Dr. Thompson spends time at home with her husband, three children, Aspen, her Golden Retriever, and her cat Herbie. She loves to be active outside, running and gardening are some of her favourite pastimes.

Treatment Team

Danielle Ramanaidu

Treatment Team Lead, Registered Veterinary Technician

Danielle's Bio
Danielle has been a member of the CAH team since 2009. Danielle is our Lead Registered Technician and is usually hiding out back with the animals in treatment. Danielle is fantastic at her patient care and can always lighten any day with her sense of humour. In her spare time she is hanging out with her husband, three children, her lovable lab Petri and her 4 guard chickens (Mother Clucker, Taco, Spotty and Baldy).

Marie-Claude Theriault

Registered Veterinary Technician

Marie-Claude's Bio
Marie-Claude (aka MC) joined our team after finishing her technical degree in 2006, back when we were the Richardson Animal Hospital. MC is an amazing member of our team, always smiling, positive and encouraging her fellow team members.
Although she prefers working in the lab and in general behind the scenes, you may have noticed her changing hairstyles and colour-matching appearance in recent years.  Outside of work, she enjoys activities that keep her in touch with her francophone upbringing and spending time with her boyfriend and their 3 cats – 1 of them being Soot, our previous resident kitty.

Rebecca Cuenca-Allen

Registered Veterinary Technician

Rebecca's Bio
Rebecca joined our practice in summer of 2018. She came to CAH after her move back home to N.S. from Montreal. Although often behind the scenes in treatment, Rebecca always ensures that each pet has the best possible care and experience at the clinic. Her kindness shines through if you’ve had the pleasure of speaking with her. When not here, she enjoys downtime with her boyfriend, dog Gus and kitties Nessa and Deadmouse.

Carroll Anne MacAdam

Registered Veterinary Technician

Carroll Anne's Bio
Carroll Anne is an RVT who joined our team in 2011. Carroll Anne’s passion is medicine and patient care, she is often the one who is cuddling your hospitalized pet behind the scenes. When at home, Carroll spends her time with her husband, two children and lab Charlie. They enjoy time outside, camping and travel.

Elena Roussakova

Registered Veterinary Technician

Elena's Bio
Elena has been a member of CAH since she came to Canada in 2006. As our resident Russian, you can usually find her at the microscope in our lab or in surgery. Elena loves any and all lab work especially cytology. When she is not here you can find Elena being a busy mom of three human children and four furry ones.  She enjoys horseback riding, camping and travelling.

Kathryn Foote

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kathryn's Bio
Kathryn has been a registered veterinary technician with CAH since 2012. When not at work helping other people’s pets she enjoys: reading or watching fantasy and sci-fi with her husband and four cats, hiking with her dog or enjoying all things nerd like Hal-con, the Halifax Zombie walk, and Harry Potter trivia.

Hayley Cooper

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hayley's Bio
Hayley has been a part of the CAH team since May 2018 after completing a summer externship with us while attending Dalhousie Agricultural College for Veterinary Technology. She has a passion for nursing care and can be found cuddling hospitalized patients to make their day just a little better when they may not be feeling good. When not treating your pets Hayley can be found hiking with her Golden Retriever puppy “Wesley”. Hayley enjoys outdoor activities like camping and riding her four wheeler during her spare time.

Jen Brannon

Veterinary Assistant

Jen's Bio
Jen has been a member of CAH since 2018. She shares her time between our Client Care Specialist Team and Treatment Team and has a passion for exotics.  In her off time, you can find her playing Guitar, Piano and Ukulele, exploring abandoned places, or hanging out with her two 11 year old cats, Simba and Mouse and her guinea pig, Charles.

Tammy McDonald-Flatt

Veterinary Assistant

Tammy's Bio

Tammy has been working at CAH since 2012. She has been working with veterinary clinics since she graduated the NSAC in 1998. Tammy runs a non-profit rabbit rescue group called 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue, who help find homes for neglected and abandoned domestic rabbits. She has a passion for all animals, but has a special place in her heart for rabbits, Guinea pigs, chinchillas and birds. She shares her life with lots of rabbits, two great dogs, a cat and a few other furred & feathered family members as well as her husband and two children.

Emily Hull

Veterinary Assistant

Emily's Bio
Emily joined the CAH team in 2018. She came to us with over 12 years of experience in veterinary medicine as an assistant and receptionist. Emily is very active in the local music scene and enjoys spending time with her two sons and husky named Holly.

Emily Lewis

Kennel Attendant

Emily's Bio
Emily Lewis started at the clinic as a high school CO-OP student to see if she would like to chose this career path and fell in love with it. She is currently working as a kennel attendant in our treatment area. She has one cat named Rocky who is full of personality, and when not at work she loves to spend her time with family and friends.

Craig Beairsto

Veterinary Assistant

Craig's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Client Care Specialists

Janeen Myers

Client Care Specialist Team Lead

Janeen's Bio
Janeen has been part of the CAH team since 2013 as a Client Care Specialist, and as of 2018 became our Lead Client Care Specialist. Janeen started in the animal industry first volunteering with East Coast German Shepherd Rescue, then spent time working at Homeward Bound City Pound for 3 years where she helped many animals find loving forever homes. After that she decided to try working in a Veterinary clinic, and has never looked back since!
Janeen is owned by a beautiful smart German Shepherd girl named Ellie. Some of you may have met her at the clinic as she is always trailing behind her.

In Janeen’s spare time she enjoys hiking with Ellie and her friends, or relaxing at home with a good movie on. 

Darlene Casey

Client Care Specialist
Darlene's Bio
Darlene joined Cobequid in November 2006. She is a mother to two and has two grandchildren who she adores.
Darlene has been a regular at the front desk greeting you with a smile and maybe a dance move or two!
She has four cats, 1 dog and a green cheek conure. She spends most of her time with her grandchildren having lots of fun! 

Heather Martin

Inventory Manager, Client Care Specialist

Heather's Bio
Heather has been a member of the CAH team since 2009. She has become a familiar and friendly face that many of our clients look forward to seeing at their visits. In addition to her shifts on the front desk, Heather also is our Inventory Manager and keeps track of the every-growing order list. Heather is an avid bowler and spends her time as a soccer mom to her son. She also has two lovable hounds at home, Ellie and Jax.

Holly Almon

Client Care Specialist

Brianna Murray

Client Care Specialist
Brianna's Bio
Brianna has been part of our team since 2018. She works with us part-time while she studies nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. Her previous degree in agriculture and animal science from U of Guelph is what sparked her interest to work at a vet hospital. She has a horse and a thing for golden retrievers!

Zoe Greening

Zoe's Bio
Zoe has been a part of our CAH team for 4 years now. She started back in 2014 and after a couple years had a brief move to Cape Breton, only taking her a year to find her way back to us in 2017. Zoe is one of our Client Care Specialists and you can usually hear her cheerful voice when you call in. When she’s not at work, Zoe spends time with her 2 loving and spoiled cats Akira and Dante.

Deidre George

Client Care Specialist

Deidre's Bio
Deidre joined our team at Cobequid Animal Hospital back in December 2018.  She brings over 16 years of experience in the veterinary industry from both small animal clinics and 24 hour emergency practices. Deidre is a people person, she loves the relationships she builds between people and their pets.  Her spare time is spent with her husband and their beautiful Golden Retriever, Hannah. 

Emma Lefler

Client Care Specialist
Emma's Bio
Emma is a new member of the CAH team, starting in June 2019 as a Client Care Specialist. She has always been an animal lover, growing up as a competitive horse back rider. In 2014, Emma followed her interest in animals and their care, and graduated as a Veterinary Assistant. 

Over the years Emma has worked at doggy daycares and training facilities, show horse stables, pet stores, and now has settled back into the Veterinary field. She has a special interest in senior and special needs pets, ignited by her first adopted dog Dixon. 

In Emma’s spare time you can catch her riding her horse, at the gym, or relaxing at home with her two cats Skylar & Lucy. 

Heather Ralph

Client Care Specialist
Heather's Bio
Bio coming soon!


Grace Herdman

Accounts Manager

Grace's Bio
Grace has been a part of our CAH team since June 2006. She has worked in the Veterinary industry since 1998. She started working as a client care specialist and is now the accounts manager. She has 4 cats and loves her quiet lifestyle.

Cynthia Todd

Practice Manager

Cynthia's Bio
Cynthia started with Cobequid Animal Hospital 7 years ago as a Registered Veterinary Technician.  She left us in 2016 to expand her career into veterinary management in Vancouver, BC. To our delight, she came back to the hospital last year as the Practice Manager.  Cynthia loves the veterinary industry and has worked in several aspects of animal health care for the past 15 years.  When not spending time managing our practice, she can be found entertaining her 2 demanding bulldogs, Tuck and Leo, and being tolerated by her cat, Paws.

Heather Martin

Inventory Manager, Client Care Specialist

Heather's Bio
Heather has been a member of the CAH team since 2009. She has become a familiar and friendly face that many of our clients look forward to seeing at their visits. In addition to her shifts on the front desk, Heather also is our Inventory Manager and keeps track of the every-growing order list. Heather is an avid bowler and spends her time as a soccer mom to her son. She also has two lovable hounds at home, Ellie and Jax.

Sally Woodward

Marketing Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant

Sally's Bio
Sally has been a part of our CAH team since 2013! You might see her in treatment with your pet or working away in the office as she splits her time as our marketing coordinator and vet assistant. Her passions are patient care and client education, and she always has a soft-spot for elderly pets. When she’s not here, Sally loves to spend time with her fur-babies Frankie, a sweet Lab mix and bob-tailed spunky kitty named Clarke. Sally loves spending time outdoors, cooking new recipes and camping with her family.

We treat your pets as if they were our own.


15 Cobequid Road
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia B4C 2M9
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Main Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Doctor Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: Closed


Fax: 902-865-3759

In case of emergency:

We are a Member Hospital in the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic service. For emergencies occurring outside of business hours, please contact the Emergency Clinic directly by phoning (902) 468-0674. The Metro Area Emergency Clinic is open 24 hours. MAEC is located in Burnside Industrial Park at 201 #32 Brownlow Ave.

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