Dr. Leigh Ann, as she is known by most of her clients, was born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton. Her love of animals developed at an early age, and she was volunteering at the local veterinary hospital by the age of 12. She knew at a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1990, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantice Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1994. After a brief stint working on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Dr. Leigh Ann moved to Richibucto in the spring of 1995, and established Kent County Veterinary Hospital. She opened the doors to her new practice on the 27th of July that same year. She has been serving the people and pets of the area ever since. In October of 2012, Dr. Leigh Ann expanded her practice by establishing the Beausejour Animal Clinic in Bouctouche, N.B., to better serve her clients.
Dr. Leigh Ann is married to her husband George, with who she has two wonderful sons, Michael and Jeffrey. Her household also includes two dogs, Waggy and Rumble, and two cats, Lightning and Tigger.
She is very active in her community, she volunteers her time to manage the Breakfast Program at the Rexton Elementary School, she is an active member of the Rexton Lions Club, and organizes a yearly fund-raising Walk for Dog Guides in support of the Lions Foundation of Canada. In her spare time, Dr. Leigh Ann enjoys gardening and the great outdoors, hiking and snowshoeing.