Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kent County Vet Hospital in Richibucto! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 506-523-1818 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Leigh Ann Egan-Mitton

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, Gucci and Rumble, and three cats, Lightning, Tigger and Cheddar.

She is very active in her community, 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.

Dr. Jule Schweighoefer

Dr. Jule was born on the west coast of north Germany. In Germany her family owned a pig farm and she grew up with many cats and a dog. At 10 years old she moved to the small community of Emerson, Manitoba with her family.

She received a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science from the University of Manitoba in 2015. Next she moved down to Glendale, Arizona to attend vet school. She graduated from Midwestern University with a doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2019.

Wanting to be near the ocean again and being used to living in small communities, Dr. Jule joined the Kent County Vet team in June of 2019 immediately after graduating from vet school.

She currently has several dogs and cats as well as a couple of reptiles and aquariums.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs, especially training them and taking them to the beach

Head Technician

Marysa Ouellette – RVT

It all started back in 1996 when Marysa started volunteering here at Kent County Veterinary Hospital. She followed by doing a co-op program here which helped her realize she wanted to become a veterinary technician. Marysa studied at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and graduated as a registered veterinary technician in 2001. Upon graduation, she started working here as a technician. Marysa has a great love for dentistry and radiology. Come see her in September for dental health month and she will be sure to give your pet a beautiful smile!! She also loves to adopt her furry friends from the clinic so she can give them a second chance at life. Her newest family member is a cat named Robin, who originally was brought to the clinic because her owner passed away. After working in this field for many years Marysa says the best part of her job is getting to see and speak to many of our clients that have become great friends, due to the fact that we all share the same love of animals. No two days are the same which makes it even more exciting! Marysa feels privileged to be part of such a wonderful team.


Mireille Jaillet – RVT

Mireille has been Passionate about animals since a very young age. Growing up, she had multiple pets, as well as farm animals. She graduated from Clement-Cormier in 2013 and started her veterinary technician course at Oulton College that fall. She graduated from this two year course in spring 2015 and completed an internship of six weeks at our clinic, following which, became a permanent employee in August of 2015. Mireille currently has two border collies named Chester and Colby. She also has three cats named Simba, Trixie and Midnight.

Nathalie Mundle – RVT

For as long as Nathalie can remember, she has known she wanted to work with and care for animals. Her family always had dogs or cats and she knew she couldn’t be happy without them. In 1997, Nathalie did a co-op program here at Kent County Veterinary Hospital and never looked back. The staff showed her how much fun this job could be and also how compassionate they were towards their clients. In 2001, she graduated with a bachelor of animal science at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, and ever since she has been part of this team. Having married a dairy farmer, she also realized how much she loves the farm life. Apart from raising dairy cattle, her and her husband also raise laying hens, which keeps her days very busy. Nathalie’s dogs, Buddy and Sheila, and her cat, Bernadette, complete her family. She is very thankful for the family and friends she has found at Kent County Vet Hospital and she is very proud to be a part of this team.

Rachel Johnson – RVT

Since Rachel can remember, she has always loved, and had, animals at home. During Rachel’s final year of high school she chose to do her co-op program here, following which, she studied at Miramichi Career College and graduated as a registered veterinary technician in 2007. Upon graduation, she worked at a vet hospital in Dieppe for two years, after which she decided to start a family and stay at home. Now, five years later, she is back to work with us as an RVT. Rachel has a dog named Mater, and 3 cats named Phoebe, Minoune and Tiger.


Marie-Jeanne Bouchard


Marie-Jeanne always loved animals since she was a little girl. Growing up, she had birds, hamsters, dogs and cats.
Right now she has two cats: Beetlejuice and Togepi. Marie-Jeanne joined our team in August 2020 after she moved all the way from Quebec City where she spent 26 years of her life.
She is always excited to meet new fur babies and will let you know how cute your pets are everytime. She is a sweet and caring person who is devoted to help animals live their best lives.