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 small children (Lily & Elijah) and her cat Stewie.

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, step-daughter,  Radgdoll Ethan, and Birman Tiberius.

Dr. Emma Dans BSc DVM

Dr. Dans graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. Emma grew up in Kanata, Ontario. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, she enjoyed multiple summer jobs involving horses, small animals and wildlife. She has a special interest in small animal internal medicine, surgery and pain control. She currently lives with her fiancé Michael, her dog Kali, her cat Charlie and two guinea pigs. Her interests outside of work include camping, traveling, Irish dance and enjoying time with family and friends. She cannot wait to meet you and your furry pets!

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), two children (Lexi & Trent), her two dogs Chase and Jay and cat, Star. 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.

Meredith – Reception/Veterinary Technician

Meredith graduated from the Veterinary Technology course at St. Lawrence College, Kingston in 2001 and started working as a technician in Ottawa after graduation. She and her family share their home with three cats: Gordon Lightpaw, Johnny Cat and Dimitri as well as two dogs: Coco and Penelope. Her interests include hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding in the summertime, and she wishes she could hibernate in the winter. Meredith is a member of the Jane Goodall Institute and is currently sponsoring a young chimpanzee named Petit Prince in Uganda. She is also a member of Nature Canada and enjoys watching the wild birds in her backyard feeder.


Tracey started dog walking 10 years ago and began a love of dog training. As a result she worked in a shelter as an Animal Care Attendant. She excelled at performing temperament tests on shelter dogs to ensure their needs were met with their new adoptive family. Her passion is in dog training and working with dogs to correct bad habits resulting in them finding their forever home. Both dogs and cats seem to react in a very positive way with Tracey around. When Tracey is not working, she goes on long walks and hikes with her two dogs, Roxy and Dakota. We have learned Tracey has a quirky sense of humour and loves teasing the other staff members.


_DSC7187copyDean 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.  


_DSC7112copyLingo 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.


Prince Harry
Prince Harry came to us in October 2017. You will often find him and Lingo playing on the floor in the front waiting room keeping everyone entertained.