Our team of veterinarians and staff on the South Shore

Professionals that you can trust


Dre Véronique Néron

Dre Néron graduated from the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal in 2004 and has been with us ever since. Internal medicine and surgery are her passions. Dre Néron is the proud owner of a Boston terrier named Zora, pictured here, who often accompanies her to the hospital.

Team of veterinarians on the South Shore of Montreal - Hôpital vétérinaire Mercier

Dre Valérie Bouchard

Originally from La Prairie, Dre Bouchard graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2008. Passionate about medicine, she is dedicated to caring for her patients in a safe environment and to ensuring that they are healthy and comfortable. She loves preventative medicine and maintaining her surgical expertise. Dre Bouchard is accompanied by her cat Pablo.

Dre Maria Koprowska

In her native Poland, Dre Koprowska completed her veterinary degree at Wroclaw University in 2005 before settling in Canada that same year. She practiced in veterinary clinics in and around Montreal and joined our team in 2017. Known to her clients as ‘’Dre Maria’’, she is pictured here with her dog Felicia, a Shih Tzu.


Nancy Anctil, TSA

Animal health technician since 1990, with her cat Chaton.

Julie Lavoie, TSA

Graduated from Collège Lionel-Groulx in 1996, with her cat Baileys.

Tracy-Annie Lalonde, TSV certifiée

Graduated from Collège Boréal in 2008, certified in 2011, with her cat Félix, a Siamese.

Lydie Larivière, TSA

Graduated from Collège Lionel-Groulx in 2011, with Riley the cat.

Lindsay Burkart, TSV

Graduated from Collège Boréal in 2011, with her dog Totem, a Pittbull mix.

Kelsey McDonald, TSA

Graduated from Vanier College in 2019.


Mélanie Templeton, TSA certifiée

Practice manager. Graduated from Vanier College in 1998, certified in 2002, with kitten Billy.

Isabelle Fournier, TSA certifiée

Graduated from Collège de Sherbrooke in 1999, certified in 2010, with her cat Murphy.

Jessica McLeod

Member of our team since 2016, with her cat Chaz.

Amélie Fournier

Member of our team since 2017 with her cat Gus.

Sylvie Godin

Member of our team since 2018 pictured with her cat Mimine.

Sandrine Lacoste-Bissonnette

Member of our team since 2018 with Jack the cat.

Team of Veterinarians on the South Shore


Dr Edward Gallagher

It is our regret to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr Edward Gallagher, who left us with heavy hearts on October 1st 2018. He was loved and respected by everyone he knew, friends, colleagues and the community.
Dr Gallagher you’ve dedicated your life to animal health and we will continue this legacy in offering the best of care to our patients.
You left us too soon. We will miss you dearly.

A native of the west of Ireland, Dr Gallagher graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 1994 and soon began to practice veterinary medicine in the West Island of Montreal. Ready for a new challenge, he then took over as owner of Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier in October 2009. He was known to have a soft spot for black cats and Scottish Terriers. Dr Gallagher is pictured here with his cat Bahia, a Tonkinese.