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Dr Bernard Vincelette, Dr Annie Séguin, their kids and Indy, Frodo, Gandalf and Kara

Dr Bernard Vincelette, DMV

Small animal practice (cats and dogs). Started The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital in 2017.
Graduated from University of Montreal in 1998. Practiced 6 years in Virginia (USA) as a veterinarian and medical director. Moved to Ottawa in 2004, did various relief work for local veterinary hospitals. Shortly after moving back to Canada, he started to practice at Clarence-Rockland Veterinary Hospital in 2005 up until May 2014. While getting The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital ready to open Dr. Vincelette would do locum work around Ottawa. He now concentrates all his professional activities at The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Vincelette has a special interest in surgery and dental health. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking in the woods with his four kids and the family dog Kara. 

He strives to provide good and compassionate care to his patients and their family. He is a great surgeon and can provide surgery service that are beyond what is offered by many veterinarians. He enjoys challenging cases and finds great satisfaction at improving the life of his patients.

Dr Annie Séguin, DMV

Dr Annie Séguin grew up in a small village south of Montreal. For as long as she remembers she always wanted to become a veterinarian. She achieved her dream and graduated from University of Montreal in 2001. Started The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital in 2017.

She practiced 3 years in Virginia (USA) for a general practice as a small animal veterinarian then moved to Ottawa in 2004 where she continued to obtain valuable experiences in various hospitals in the Capital region. Dr Vincelette and Dr Seguin then decided to open The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital in January 2017 to be able to practice the quality of care they would like for their own pets. Their goal was to open a family-friendly hospital when the whole team takes the time to focus on each pet’s needs.

Dr. Seguin is dedicated on educating owners about the care of their furry friends and treat various illnesses. She always provides compassionate care and loves to get to know the whole family. She is interested in all aspects of medicine but holds a special place in her heart for aging cats and dogs.

When she is not working, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her cats Indy and Frodo or hiking in the woods with her 4 kids and family dog Kara.

Dr Amber Covello, DVM

Dr Amber Covello

Dr Covello is originally from Northern Ontario where she volunteered and worked for many years as an assistant in both large and small animal medicine. She always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian and thanks to many great mentors along the way, that dream became a reality when she was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Dr Covello graduated on the Dean’s List in 2019, and after graduation pursued a rotating internship at the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. Here she gained valuable clinical experience in emergency and specialty medicine.

Dr. Covello enjoys the variety of general practice, but has special interests in surgery, dermatology, and integrative medicine. Outside of work Dr. Covello enjoys being active, the outdoors, baking, and horseback riding. She always looks forward to visits home to spend time with family and friends, and the many animals on her family farm.

Dr Alexandra Phoenix, DVM

Dr Alexandra Phoenix

Dr. Phoenix is originally from Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a double major in Animal Science and Entomology. She then attended veterinary school at her alma mater and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2022. Throughout her educational career, Dr. Phoenix had the opportunity to work with a variety of large, small, and exotic animals, and even traveled to South Africa to provide medical care for endangered wildlife species.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Phoenix enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and travelling. As a military child, she enjoyed the opportunity of living in Germany for 3 years and travelling to over 30 countries worldwide.

Melissa Henry, Veterinary Technician RVT


Joined the team in 2020. Prior to completing the Veterinary Technician program at Algonquin College, Melissa earned a Biology degree from Carleton University. Melissa has experience working with a wide range of species, having spent 6 years working at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre. She has also travelled to Africa to volunteer with animals and participate in conservation initiatives. Melissa is the proud owner of a cat named Yoda, a bearded dragon Elsa and her goofy Bernese Lab Mix, Thor. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing sports, arts and crafts and volunteering for multiple organizations including Toy Mountain and fostering cats for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.

Jessica Gosselin, Veterinary Technician RVT

Jessica, Olivia and Toby

Joined us in 2020. Jessica graduated from University of Guelph – Campus d’Alfred in 2014. She has worked in small practice for most of her career. She’s had a love for animals since a young age and has always known she would one day work in animal medicine. She loves spending time with her daughter Olivia and her boyfriend Jesse as well as going to the park with the family dog Toby. She has a passion for keeping up with the most recent medical advances, reading and writing fiction novels and LARPing is where you are most likely to find her on weekends.

Chelsea Currie-Reid, Veterinary Technician RVT

Chelsea and Frankie

Chelsea joined the team in early 2023. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College in 2016, and worked in a general practice/emergency vet hospital in her hometown of Chatham, Ontario for 4 years before moving to Ottawa in 2020 to work at a neurology clinic. She is also an active supporter of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, helping to save dogs’ lives across the country by running local blood donor clinics. Her favourite thing about veterinary medicine is building relationships with families, seeing their pets thrive through the years, and being able to use her technical skills to provide safe medical care to all patients. In her free time, Chelsea likes to spend time with her cats Arlo and Olive; Jack Russell mix Frankie; and her family. You can also find her curled up on a couch reading a good book, or decorating cupcakes for any occasion.

Jade Delisle, Veterinary Technician

Jade and Mushu

Jade joined our team in 2020 as a senior in high school. She did her studies and became a Veterinary Technician in early 2023. She always had a passion for animals, big and small. Jade has two cats named Fluffy and Victor, and a crested gecko named Mushu. In her free time, Jade enjoys going camping, hiking, playing the guitar or doing arts.



Tarri Vadneau, Hospital Manager

Tarri comes to us with over 17 years combined experience in assisting, administration, and management in the dental health care field. She joined our team in the Summer of 2023. Tarri has always had a passion for working with animals and has volunteered with The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue for several years. When she is not in the clinic you can find her spending time with her 2 young adult children and her spoiled 3 cats, and 2 dogs.

Samantha Le Blanc, Veterinary Assistant


Part of the team since 2020. Samantha is currently working toward her diploma at Algonquin College in the Veterinary Technician program. Samantha has worked with animals in shelters for over a decade in different roles. She also participates in reptile education events in Ottawa mainly focused on educating children about care for both pet and wild reptiles. Her biggest passion is large breed dogs and making vet visits a fun and positive experience for all pets.. At home Sam has two daughters who share in the caring for their Bernese mix named Zelda, a black cat named Sisco, a ball python named Joyce and a tarantula named Cotton Candy.

Christina Di Maria, Client Care Coordinator

Christina and her family

Christina joined our team in 2021. She has had a love of animals for as far back as she can remember. One of her favorite parts of being a member of the Hamlet Veterinary Team is getting to see and spend time with everyone’s adorable fur babies. She is a proud momma of three amazing kiddos, wife of a an incredible husband, and pet mom to a hyperactive Malamute named Zoë and a crazy Bengal named Luna. In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, karaoke, and doing anything creative.

Nikki and her family

Nikki Fournier, Client Care CoordinatorNikki joined our team in 2023. She has been a member of the Veterinary field for three years! She currently lives with her partner and the love of their lives – Stewart the Orange cat. In her spare time, Nikki is a plant enthusiast and loves growing beautiful and exotic plants. She is creative, and uses her skills as a Silversmith to fabricate Sterling Silver and Gold jewellery. Nikki’s natural ability to connect with people and animals will undoubtedly improve the lives of pets and their owners!

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