Our Clinic Family

Dr. Lawana Adepoju BSc DVM

Dr. Lawana Adepoju was born and raised in Sussex, New Brunswick on a small family dairy farm. Since childhood she has been caring for and nursing animals whenever the opportunity was available. In 2006, she realized her dream of becoming a veterinarian after graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI. She also has experience in regulatory work with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and has even done some veterinary work in Kenya. Since graduating Dr. Adepoju has been working in the Ottawa area with small animals. She loves her work and is enjoying practice ownership. Her passion is in giving your pet the best care possible.  Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Ade) and two children (Lily & Elijah) and her cat Stewie and dog Max.

Dr. Moyra Horner BSc DVM

Dr. Horner grew up on a dairy farm in Pontiac County. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998 and spent one year doing mixed practice before moving to Ottawa to a small animal clinic. Moyra worked in industry for one year and then for a couple of years working as a locum (filling in for other veterinarians). Through this, she has had the chance to experience many different ways of doing things and getting to know many practitioners.
Client relationships are very important to Moyra and she enjoys getting to know the entire family. She also loves soft tissue surgery and attending continuing education to stay up to date on the ever changing world of veterinary medicine.
On a personal level, Moyra focuses on spending time with family and friends, cleaning up after her two cats and singing. She shares her home with her husband, their Devon Rex Miranda, and Birman Tiberius.

Dr. Ellie Baird BSc DVM

Dr. Ellie Baird has recently found her way home to the Ottawa area, where she grew up, after spending the last 20 years in Southern Ontario. If she tries to claim that she missed “real” winter take it with a grain of salt! What she really missed was her family and friends who have been supporting her passion for helping all creatures great small her whole life. Ask her about her change colour gold fish, balding hamster, rescue hedgehog, and thankfully normal family dog as a child! These pets all paved the way to pursuing veterinary medicine. Dr. Baird graduated from The Ontario Veterinary College in 2010 and has worked in all sizes and styles of practice, including laboratory medicine and industry, while honing her interests in surgery, dentistry, critical care, ophthalmology and nutrition.  When asked what she has enjoyed most about her diverse experiences she will answer that it is the people and relationships she has made along the way. Supporting the power of the human-animal bond is her calling. When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two young boys and her husband, camping, hiking and generally adventuring. She has a “pandemic pet” mouse, a black cat, a three-legged farm dog, a bossy pug cross, and an ever-increasing flock of backyard chickens she is constantly trying to keep alive and defend from predators! All of whom keep her very busy!

Kathy Casey – Office Manager

Kathy was born and raised in the Ottawa area and has always had a love for all animals.  She started working in animal hospitals in 1999 and has mastered many roles including veterinary assistant, receptionist, and medical transcriptionist. She has joined our team to become our office manager, and she will most likely be the face you see as you enter our clinic. She is courteous and friendly and can answer most any question or concern you may have. She has done most everything from answering the phone, calming your pet, running tests and troubleshooting problems.  She enjoys spending time with her husband (Adam), two children (Shauna & Siobhan) and her home full of pets.

Angela – Veterinary Technician

Angela graduated from Northern College in 2007 and later that year obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician Certification. After graduation she worked in a small animal practice in Ottawa for 7 years. With the birth of her second child she decided to stay home with her children. Now two years later Angela has come back to the veterinary field part time. Angela lives with her husband (Kevin), three children (Lexi, Trent & Nate), her dog Ace and two cats, Leo and Sterling. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Emily – Veterinary Technician

Emily graduated from Northern College in June 2017, although she has worked in the veterinary field for many years as a receptionist/ vet assistant she wanted a change so she went back to school and became a veterinary technician. Emily started working full time at the clinic in May and passed her VTNE in August. She has a passion for helping all animals large or small but has a special place in her heart for cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, 5 cats and her newly adopted puppy.
Kaitlyn – Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn graduated the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College in 2012 and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician certification shortly after. She has been working as an RVT in the Ottawa area, going on 10 years now. She has a special interest in veterinary dentistry, radiology, and feels most at home working in the clinic lab. She shares her home with her two cat overlords; Navi and Zou. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing video games, and working on her many crafting projects.

Rylie-Mae –  Veterinary Technician

Rylie-Mae attended St Lawrence College and graduated in 2015. After graduation she returned to her home town and worked in a mixed animal practice. In 2019 she returned to Kingston and continued working in a small animal practice. She has now moved back to the Ottawa area and has happily joined the Hazeldean Animal Hospital team. She lives with her boyfriend, two dogs (Iris and Hät), and cat Echo. In her spare time she loves reading and hiking.


Rachel – Veterinary Technician

Rachel grew up in Stittsville and graduated from the Algonquin College Veterinary Technician program in 2019. After graduation she worked in a fast paced clinic before coming to Hazeldean as a technician. Rachel is always looking for opportunities to learn and be helpful. She has 2 dogs, Nala and Cassie, as well as Freckles, a cat she met and fell in love with through school. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and of course her furbabies!

Del – Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Del became part of our practice family in Aug. 2020 after completing her degree.  Her calm, quiet demeanor has been a soothing addition.  Her interest in the practice has led to her developing duties that are varied from reception to animal handling.  At home she is devoted to her dog and cat as well as two horses and a human.  At work she is kind and gentle and is very thorough in everything she does.  Del was raised on maple syrup and might be the biggest fan of Christmas the practice has ever met.


Dean came to the clinic shortly after opening day and has been a wonderful addition to the Hazeldean family. He takes his job as clinic greeter very seriously and can often be found right at the front door (go ahead and step over him) or sitting in the front window. He loves getting the attention of passers by and welcomes the attention when anyone stops in to visit, especially children. He also has a steady following on Facebook.  


Lingo was adopted from the Ottawa Humane Society in October 2015 after living on the streets. He is a very cuddly boy who is very food motivated.  Lingo is extremely friendly and will always greet you when you call his name.