Our team of veterinarians and staff on the South Shore

Professionals that you can trust

OUR VETERINARIANS

Dr Edward Gallagher

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. Dr Gallagher has a special interest in internal medicine, as well as dermatology and endocrinology. He has a soft spot for black cats and Scottish Terriers. Dr Gallagher is pictured here with his cat Bahia, a Tonkinese.

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

Dre Koprowska is shown with Rufus, an English Sheepdog.

Dre Julie Ladouceur

A graduate of the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal in 2017, Dre Ladouceur is passionate about animal welfare, preventative medicine, and dental care. Pet parent to the magnificent Capitaine Cat Sparoux, featured in the above portrait, her compassionate and calm nature help her patients feel at ease when visiting our hospital. Dre Ladouceur is also a talented musician.

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

ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS

Nancy Anctil

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.

Ève Fleury, TSA

Graduated from Cégep de St-Hyacinthe in 2012, with her cat Felipé.

Vanessa Laurin-Labrèche, TSA

Graduated from Cégep de St-Hyacinthe in 2010, with her dog Gaya, a Great Dane.

ADMINISTRATION AND CLIENT SERVICE

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.

Maya Celuch

Member of our team since 2014, with her dog Milly, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Jessica McLeod

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

Blink

Our official mascot, Blink can often be found wandering through the exam rooms, searching for a stray cookie.