Brett Nightingale

Hello, my name is Brett! I’m from Barbados, and I graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI – and yes, I do indeed love island with sandy beaches.
I’ve loved animals for as long as I’ve been around, and I have a passion for helping translate their quirky behaviours into easily-understood English.
Outside of the veterinary world, I love being outdoors,  I play as much soccer as I can, I dabble in film photography, and I’m run ragged by my two border collies.

Hayley Inkpen

Dr. Hayley Inkpen was born in Newfoundland, but spent most of her life in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a love of working with all animals, and started her career with wildlife, working for many years at Hope for Wildlife. Becoming a veterinarian was always her end goal though, and she graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College of UPEI in 2015.
After working in Halifax, and then Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hayley and her fiance Chris finally settled in Ottawa, where they plan to stay. They share their life with their three rescue pets, two senior pitbulls Maggie and Gordie, and a cat who rules the house, Mila.
Hayley’s special interests in veterinary medicine include exotics, canine behaviour, and dentistry. She looks forward to working with you and your beloved pets!
female veterinarian

Dr. Marie-Andrée Poulin


Passionnee par le monde animal depuis sa plus tendre enfance, Dre Poulin savait très tôt que sa voie était tracee et qu’elle mettrait tous les efforts nécessaires pour atteindre son reve de devenir vétérinaire. Apres une enfance tranquille dans une petite ville au sud de Montreal, a chasser les papillons et tenter de guérir les petites bêtes sauvages, elle entame des études de médecines vétérinaire a l’Université de Montreal. Au cours de ses études, elle développe un fort intérêt pour les animaux exotiques et la chirurgie qu’elle continuera a perfectionner par la suite. Apres sa graduation en 2006, elle pratique dans différentes villes du Quebec pour finalement élire domicile dans la région de l’Outaouais. L’amour lui fait délaisser son Quebec natal pour venir fièrement s’installer en Ontario. Elle est heureuse de se joindre a l’équipe de Beechwood Animal Hospital.

A l’extérieur du travail, Dre Poulin partage son temps entre le dessin, la course a pied et le tennis.

Dre Poulin sera heureuse de vous servir en Francais ou en Anglais

Passionate about the animal world since her childhood, Dr Poulin knew soon that her path was traced, and that she would put every effort needed to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian. After spending a peaceful childhood in a small town South of Montreal, chasing butterflies and trying to heal small wild animals, she began her studies in veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal. During her studies she discovered a strong interest for exotic animals, and surgery, in which she continued to enhance her skills in the work field. Following her graduation in 2006 she had the chance to practice in several cities in the province of Quebec. Finally she chose the Gatineau-Ottawa region to continue her passion for veterinary medicine. Love persuaded her into leaving her native province to proudly join the Beechwood Animal Hospital team.

Outside of work, Dr Poulin divides her time among drawing, running and playing tennis.

Dr Poulin is looking forward to and is excited about helping your animal needs either in French or English.

Dr. Monique Sandoz


Growing up, I had a variety of pets, from hamsters, turtles, birds, and fish, to rabbits and cats. Unfortunately, I was the only member of my family who had an interest in animals, so each new adoption only transpired after months of begging and pleading with my considerably reluctant parents.  I spent a major portion of my childhood living overseas with my family, and so along with my love for animals, I developed a love for travel.

During my undergrad in Montreal, I volunteered at an animal hospital where I got to care for their high numbers of parvo puppies.  I would go into the isolation ward and pretty much stay there for hours on end, cleaning up diarrhea and vomit, and giving the attention-starved puppies some much needed love.  This was my first real introduction to the world of veterinary medicine, and I liked it! After graduating, I was at a bit of a loss as to where I wanted to go career-wise. I was not enamoured with my microbiology job, so I started volunteering again, this time at the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital. At the same time, I had decided it was time to live abroad again, and as luck would have it, I was accepted to Glasgow’s veterinary program.

Education and Memberships:

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (University of Glasgow, 2007)

Bachelor of Science (Animal Biology) (McGill University, 2001)

College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO)

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)

Veterinary Information Network (VIN)

Areas of Interest:

My first 2 years after graduating, I worked at the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital, where I learned a lot about emergency medicine and surgery. Since then, I have maintained a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care. I started here at Beechwood in September of 2009 and am now fostering some of my other interests, such as rabbits and internal medicine.


I met my husband Andrew in 2005, in Glasgow.  We now have delectable twin girls and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky. We love to travel, which is helpful, considering our families are spread all over the globe. We regularly head back to Scotland to visit friends and family in both Glasgow and in the North. We share our home with two incredibly tolerant cats, Shortbread and Haggis.