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.

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.


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.


Ronda Smith


Ronda joined our team in November 2021. She graduated from Bonar Law Memorial School, and in 2020, she decided to move back to her home town. She has experience working with the public from working at a major bank for over 10 years, then at an optometrist office for about 1.5 years. She has been an animal lover her whole life. Ronda loves her family and her dogs very much. She feels privileged to be joining our wonderful team, and promises to work just as hard as everyone, and to continue to give the amazing service and care to your beloved pets of Kent County.

Denise Doiron

Denise Doiron