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Dr. Trina Bailey

Dr. Trina Bailey

About Dr. Trina Bailey

Dr. Bailey grew up on the west coast of Newfoundland in Cormack. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS before completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2000. She worked for a short time in St. John’s at a private practice before returning to the AVC as a clinical instructor and research assistant, followed by a small animal rotating internship in 2002.

Following her internship, Dr. Bailey and her family moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana to complete a surgical residency and Master of Science degree in which were completed in 2006. Dr. Bailey became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007 and worked as a professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island and traveled to Newfoundland 3-4 times a year to provide surgical services from 2006 until 2014. In 2014 she moved back to St. John’s to provide full time referral surgical services for the animal in her home province.

She is currently completing the Canine Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner program through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She feels very strongly that total recovery from an injury or surgery requires continued care past the operating room and hospital stay. With this is mind, VSCNL is working towards a full service Rehabilitation Centre and program to help provide complete care for all of your pets.

When not at the VSCNL she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and menagerie of pets.

What is a Veterinary Surgeon?

Like most health care fields, the veterinary profession has become multi-tiered. Veterinarians may now specialize in various disciplines including:

  • Surgery
  • internal medicine
  • radiology
  • anesthesiology
  • ophthalmology
  • dermatology
  • cardiology
  • oncology

Specialties are recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialities. Learn more about specialty veterinary medicine at VetSpecialists.com.

If your pet develops a problem or injury requiring advanced care and procedures, your primary veterinarian or emergency room veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary surgeon.

Advanced Training

A veterinary surgeon has undergone additional training after veterinary school in order to become a specialist. This training consists of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in addition to the 4-5 years of training to become a veterinarian.

During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met. In addition to these requirements, applicants must perform research that is published in a scientific journal and then pass a rigorous examination.

Specialists are called a “Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons” or a “board-certified surgeon.”

Your Animal's Healthcare Team

All veterinarians may perform surgery as part of their veterinary practice. However, difficult cases may be best managed by a specialist. Board-certified surgeons work closely with the owner and the primary veterinarian before and after surgery in a team approach to ensure continuity of care for your animal.

Most ACVS Diplomates work at large hospital or referral centers; therefore, in addition to having advanced surgical training, they also have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and support staff that may not be available to your primary veterinarian.

Following surgery and any postoperative follow-up care, the primary veterinarian resumes ongoing care of the animal.

Veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the very best in surgical care. They also act as a resource for your primary veterinarian by providing consultations on difficult or unusual cases. With their advanced training, these specialists offer expertise that ensures the best possible outcome for the animal and animal owner.

Why Seek a Veterinary Surgeon?

Your pets deserve the very best care possible. Just as humans are treated by specialists for a variety of medical reasons, animals should be treated by veterinary specialists when advanced care is warranted. Surgery often warrants that care. ACVS Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeons can provide that care.

There are a variety of reasons to seek a veterinary surgeon:

Expertise and specialized training

  • Primary veterinarians focus on the day-to-day needs of your animal.  Veterinary surgeons spend years training specifically in surgical procedures.
  • Specialists are more likely to see complicated cases.
  • Specialists can provide you with options and help you determine the best treatment for your animal.

Enhanced care. Surgeons are more likely to have access to:

  • Specialty equipment
  • Other veterinary specialists (your surgical team may include board-certified radiologists and anesthesiologists)
  • Technicians who understand the needs of animals undergoing surgery
  • 24-hour monitoring of your pet

Publications 

Isolation, Characterization, and In Vitro Proliferation of Canine Bone Marrow, Adipose Tissue, Muscle, and Periosteum-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells 

Kisiel AH, McDuffee L, Masoud E, Bailey T, Esparzade-Nino B, Nino-Fong R

Incidence of claw regrowth with three methods of onchyectomy

Clark KJ, Rist P, Bailey T

Use of Y-shaped TPLO plates for the satbilization of supracotyloid ilial fractures in four dogs and one cat

Chou PY, Runyon C, Bailey T, Beraud R

Clinical management of gall bladder mucoceles by cholecystectomy: 61 cases

Malek S, Sincair E, Hosgood G, Moens NMM, Bailey T, Boston S

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Dr. Meghan Woodland

Dr. Meghan Woodland

About Dr. Meghan Woodland

Dr. Woodland was born and raised in St. John’s. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2007 and completed an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2008. She then returned home to St. John’s where she worked in general practice until starting her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2009. Dr. Woodland received her specialist certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in September 2013, and has been offering diagnostic imaging services to the animals of Newfoundland and Labrador since June 2014.

When not helping animals, Dr. Woodland enjoys spending time with her husband, her two young children and her cat Nutmeg!

What is a veterinary radiologist?

A veterinary radiologist has undergone additional training that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Once certified, they are considered to be specialists of all aspects of diagnostic imaging, including radiography (X-rays), ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine. They are able to evaluate imaging studies performed on large and small animals (including exotic patients). Veterinary radiologists support the veterinary hospital team to provide the best possible care for their patients, and are crucial in diagnosing illnesses and assessing traumatic injuries.

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Dr. Gina Kelly

Dr. Gina Kelly

About Dr. Gina Kelly

Dr. Kelly grew up in Queens, New York. Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Ross University in 2006, she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI. Following her internship, she worked for five years at a progressive small animal hospital in Berkeley, California.

Gina relocated to St. John’s in 2013 where she continued to work in small animal general veterinary practice. In January 2016, VSNCL started offering emergency and critical care services provided exclusively by Dr. Kelly. As the case load increased, VSCNL hired more emergency service veterinarians; a team which Dr. Kelly still leads today. Dr. Kelly puts her heart in her work; treating each patient as her own. She believes quality veterinary care includes having compassion, patience, and dignity for both the patient and their owner.

When not working, Gina spends time with her family enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, camping, and cross country skiing.

Expert Care, Right Here

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860 Topsail Road

Mount Pearl, NL

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A1N 3J7

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(709) 221-7838

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Lisa Janes, Hospital Manager

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Dr. Maggie Brown-Bury

Dr. Maggie Brown-Bury

About Dr. Maggie Brown-Bury

Dr. Brown-Bury was born in Prince Edward Island, and grew up in Southeastern Ontario. After obtaining a BScH in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in 2005, she completed her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009. Shortly after finishing school, she moved to St John’s to work as a general practitioner in a busy small animal practice, where she did on call work and gained experience in many aspects of veterinary medicine, including exotics medicine, surgery, critical care, and emergency work. Dr. Brown-Bury began working as a relief vet for VSCNL’s emergency department in March of 2016, which helped her determine that while she enjoyed many aspect of general practice, her true passion in veterinary medicine lay in emergency and critical care. Dr. Brown-Bury became a full-time member of the VSCNL team in October of 2016. 

Dr. Brown-Bury is actively involved in the veterinary profession. She has sat on the Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Medical Association Council since 2011, and has been president since 2014. Dr. Brown-Bury has represented Newfoundland and Labrador on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association since 2014. She has spoken in the local media regarding animal health issues, both in print, radio, and on television.

Dr. Brown-Bury shares her home with 3 cats, a Canadian Champion Rottweiler, and her fiancé. When taking a break from veterinary medicine she enjoys many hobbies, including hiking, running, knitting, and reading – depending on the weather on her days off!

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Dr. Valerie MacDonald

Dr. Valerie MacDonald

About Dr. Valerie MacDonald

Dr. Valerie MacDonald is a native of Pictou NS and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.  She received her DVM degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island in 2000.

Dr. MacDonald practiced in Sun City, Arizona for 2 years in a small animal clinic before pursuing a residency in Veterinary Medical Oncology.  She completed her residency in Medical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine (Oncology) in 2005 where she stayed an additional year as a clinical instructor in Oncology.  In 2006, Dr MacDonald accepted a position as Associate Professor in Medical Oncology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Dr. Kim Carew - VSCNL

Dr. Kim Carew

Dr. Kim Carew

Dr. Kim Carew - VSCNL

About Dr. Kim Carew

Dr. Carew was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, growing up in Portugal Cove.  She studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, graduating with her veterinary degree in 2018.  Dr. Carew came to work at VSC in July 2018 as a rotating intern.

In July 2019 Dr. Carew became one of our full time emergency veterinarians.  She is thrilled to be able to practice back in her home province providing compassionate care to pets from across Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kim lives with her huband and two cats in nearby Paradise.  She loves living near the ocean and is getting ready for the newest family member, baby Carew in 2020.

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Dr. Laura Rogers

Dr. Laura Rogers

About Dr. Laura Rogers

Dr. Laura Rogers was born and raised on the west coast of Newfoundland. She started her university education in Nova Scotia, moving to PEI to complete the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1996 from the Atlantic Veterinary College. After 3 years in general companion animal practice, Laura went on to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology. She continued working in the field of Anatomic Pathology for the next 17 years – both in Alberta for private diagnostic lab and then back to Newfoundland with the provincial government. She joined the VSCNL team in February 2020 and is enjoying being in private practice once again delivering emergency care to the animals of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Laura is the proud owner of 3 cats – who combined, have 11 legs in total (a recent beloved ‘tripawed’ addition :). She also enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.

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Dr. Tomoko Suzuki

Dr. Tomoko Suzuki

About Dr. Tomoko Suzuki

Dr. Suzuki was born and grew up in Japan. While working as an Animal Technician in Japan, she decided to fulfil her childhood dream and study abroad. After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2015 with her DVM Degree, she continued her education and completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Upon completing her internship, she decided to stay in Canada; moving to Alberta, she worked as a General Practioner for over 3 years. She joined VSCNL in 2020 and is happy to be back on the east coast.

When not working, Tomoko enjoys playing with her 2 cats as well as knitting, crocheting, and felting.

Expert Care, Right Here

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860 Topsail Road

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(709) 221-7838

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Dr. Julia Bulfon

Dr. Julia Bulfon

About Dr. Julia Bulfon

Dr. Bulfon hails from a small town in Southern Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 and re-located to Saint John’s, where she practiced small animal medicine. As a general practitioner, Dr. Bulfon enjoyed surgery, exotic pets and complicated behavioural cases. In October of 2019, Dr. Bulfon began locum work as a relief veterinarian for the VSCNL’s emergency department. She quickly fell in love with the dynamic and exciting environment of emergency and critical care, becoming a full-time member of the VSCNL emergency and critical care team in June of 2020.

On her days off, Dr. Bulfon enjoys exploring the Avalon Peninsula, landscape photography, and learning new musical instruments. She lives with her partner and their two calico cats: 10-year-old Amber and 20-year-old Jimner.

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860 Topsail Road

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Dr. Tara Richards

Dr. Tara Richards

Dr. Tara Richards, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVO

Dr. Tara Richards is a board-certified Ophthalmologist, currently working and living in Ontario. Dr Richards completed her Bachelor of Science at Waterloo University and then earned her DVM degree at OVC in 2004. She completed her Ophthalmology residency and a PhD at OVC and was board-certified in 2010 by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Tara Richards

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