Meet the doctors and staff of Bytown Cat Hospital
Chantal graduated with honours in Arts and Sciences from St. Lawrence College in 1996, and graduated from the Animal Care Technician Program in 1998.  She has been working as a Veterinary Technician since 1999, joining us in November 2004.  In her spare time, she spoils her 3 cats.
Cynthia has been a veterinary assistant with us since 1998.  She has developed a special fondness for our geriatric patients and loves to pamper the cats that board with us.  She spends her spare time with her family and her two cats.
Erin joined our team in December 2009.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University with a Major in English Literature.  She is an avid animal lover with a special affinity towards cats.  She currently has two beautiful cats named Elsa-Rae and Winston.
Nancy joined our team in 2004 after graduating from the Boreal College Veterinary Technologist program offered at the University of Guelph Campus in Alfred, Ontario.  Nancy is bilingual and lives outside Ottawa with her 4 cats and 1 dog.
Dr. Sylvie Nicholson graduated from the Universite de Montreal in 1982 & completed an internship in small animal medicine & surgery at the University of Saskatchewan.  She joined us in 1993.  She lives in Ottawa with her family, including 2 cats and 2 dogs.  Her interests include swimming & cooking.
Dr. Susan Little is one of only 4 board-certified feline specialists in Canada and is the editor of a textbook on feline medicine. When not traveling to give lectures, she lives in Ottawa with her family.
Dr. Maya Popovic joined us in the summer of 2015. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011 and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and spending time with Scourge and Bali, her cat and dog.
Katelynn graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Northern College in April 2012 and joined our team in November of the same year. At home, she has her cat Lilly and her dog Zak to keep her busy.
Meet the doctors and staff of Merivale Cat Hospital
Meet our feline mascots
Amiel was born in 2000 and is often seen in our Bytown clinic reception area to greet cats & their owners.
Zanzibar lives at our Merivale clinic - she's a friendly young lady!
Alley: 2000-2012
Dr. Douglas Boeckh graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984. In 1987, he opened Merivale Cat Hospital, the first clinic exclusively for cats in eastern Ontario, and Bytown Cat Hospital 4 years later. Dr. Boeckh has been involved with the Terry Fox Foundation for many years.
Dr. Glenys Hughes obtained her BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph in 1984 & graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1994. She joined the cat hospitals in 2002 & lives in Metcalfe with her family, 2 cats, and a dog.
Dr. Alison Green was born and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2011 after undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She comes to us from the Ottawa Humane Society.  She loves baking and her cat Peggy.
Carolyne has 2 beautiful cats, a very furry rabbit & a large fresh water aquarium.  She has always been interested in animal health, volunteering at a local animal shelter & taking related courses.  She plans to finish her schooling and become a Veterinary Technician.  Carolyne joined us in 2011.
Jamie is a registered veterinary technician, having graduated from Algonquin College in 2011. She is the proud owner of 2 lovely cats (Sooty & Kohl), 2 parrots, 3 parakeets, and 1 gecko! Jamie loves horseback riding & photography.
Sarah is a veterinary assistant; she graduated from Algonquin College in 2012. She has three cats, as well as a foster cat, two dogs, four rabbits and a guinea pig. Sarah enjoys spending time with her zoo as well as reading.
Carolyn graduated from Algonquin College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2012 and has been working with small animals since then. She loves to meet all of the patients and hear stories about their lives. She lives with her dog, guinea pig and her cat, Hibou.
Our memberships and affiliations
Bytown Cat Hospital
422 McArthur Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1G6