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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 Runnalls

Dr. Angie Runnalls

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

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

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 black Lab Ruth.

Dr. Fernando Moncayo

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, 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

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

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

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, two children and her newest addition, Aspen, a Golden Retriever pup. She loves to be active outside, running and gardening are some of her favourite pastimes.

Vet Techs

Jennifer O'Driscoll

Marie-Claude Theriault

Carroll Anne MacAdam

Danielle Ramanaidu

Elena Roussakova

Kathryn Foote

Hayley Cooper

Rebecca Cuenca-Allen

Danielle Smith

Client Care Specialists

Janeen Myers

Darlene Casey

Heather Martin

Tanya Hiltz

Holly Almon

Hollie Chow

Brianna Murray

Zoe Greening

Alyshia Wambolt


Sally Woodward

Veterinary Assistant

Jen Brannon

Veterinary Assistant

Tammy McDonald-Flatt

Veterinary Assistant

Emily Lewis

Kennel Assistant

Emily Hull

Veterinary Assistant

Grace Herdman

Accounts Manager

Cynthia Todd

Practice Manager

Sandra MacLean

Hospital Administrator
We treat your pets as if they were our own.


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