About Us

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Dr. Beth Cozens

Dr. Beth Cozens

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Beth Cozens was born and raised in Amherstburg.  She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009 and moved out west to Calgary where she practiced equine and small animal medicine.  Although she greatly enjoyed her time in Western Canada, after three years she got homesick and moved back to Amherstburg.  She then worked at the local humane society and emergency hospital before purchasing the Fort Malden Animal Hospital in 2014.
It has long been a dream of Dr. Cozens to own a veterinary clinic in her hometown.  She is passionate about preventative medicine using nutrition, weight management, and appropriate vaccination and parasite control plans to prevent disease.  Dr. Cozens feels fortunate to have been given the opportunity to offer high quality medicine for the loved pets of her community.

Dr. Kim Quinn

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Kim Quinn has always loved working with animals and is ecstatic to provide high quality care to our companion animal best friends. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Windsor before obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. Dr. Quinn has been a small animal veterinarian in Windsor since 2011, forming strong interests in preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. She became a partner in Fort Malden Animal Hospital in 2021, hoping to make a positive difference for the resident pets of Amherstburg. 
In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Quinn enjoys playing her alto saxophone in a concert band, reading fiction novels, and travelling.

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Dr. Kate Harrison


Dr. Kate Harrison was born and raised in Tecumseh, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor before graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. 

 She has spent the past 5 years practicing in the Hamilton area where she has developed special interests in preventative healthcare, dermatology and client education. She is currently working on her certification to become a Fear Free Certified practitioner. 

 It has been Dr. Harrison’s dream to return home to the Essex County area to be able to serve the people and pets of her community. She is thrilled to be joining the team at Fort Malden Animal Hospital.

 In her free time, you can find her cooking up new recipes in the kitchen, exploring the local trails, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Nicole Dumouchelle


Dr. Nicole Dumouchelle joined the Fort Malden team in 2016. She knew from a very young age that she was destined to work with animals. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. She has years of emergency medicine experience but loves that at Fort Malden she can focus her skills on preventive medicine, dentistry and the human animal bond.

She is passionate about providing veterinary care to underserved areas and occasionally ventures out on spay/neuter projects with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team.

You may catch her on lunch walking in the Navy Yard Park with her dog Frank.

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Dr. Amanda Crowe


After growing up on a hobby farm in rural northern Ontario, Amanda graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a bachelor’s degree in biology, then followed that up with a degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. Following a short stint in a mixed animal practice, she spent 2 years in a feline only practice before moving to Amherstburg and working at a small animal practice in Windsor for 23 years.
In 2017 she joined the Fort Malden Animal Hospital family where she continues to have a strong interest in feline medicine. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, four cats and her horse.

Kathy Lucier

Registered Veterinary Technician, Manager

Kathy Lucier graduated as an Animal Health Technician from St. Clair College in 1979. She worked at Essex Animal Clinic for 2 years, when the owners opened a clinic in Amherstburg, she transferred. She wrote and passed her Registered Veterinary Technician exam 15 years post grad. She took business courses at night school for a few years to expand her capabilities. In the middle of working full time as an RVT, she raised a family of 3 children, all grown now. She has been working as the Office Manager for 12 years. 

She shares her home with 4 very spoiled cats. 

In her spare time she loves to grow flowers and vegetables outside and African Violets and Orchids inside. 

Also, she spends as much time as possible with her young grandson, Theodore. 

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Kelly MaGee Kanally

Veterinary Technician / Client Care Specialist

Kelly has been drawn to animals her whole life. As a young girl there would be times when she would be followed home from school by cats or dogs and her parents would have to retrace her footsteps to help bring them back to their homes, she wanted to pet every animal.

She graduated from the Animal Health Technician Program at St. Clair College in May 1988 and began her career in the veterinary field. Kelly has been fortunate to work 26 of her 31 years in the field at Fort Malden Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. She has come to know many clients and their pets over the years and tries hard to help both during good times and difficult ones. Coming to work is something she looks forward to everyday.

Kayla Temesy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Raised in Amherstburg, Kayla started her journey in the veterinary field here at Fort Malden Animal Hospital as a General Amherst Co-op student and was then hired on as a kennel attendant. She graduated from the University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus Veterinary Technology program in 2011 and came back home to continue working at Fort Malden Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kayla is a proud member of the OAVT and is passionate about anesthesia, lab work, patient comfort, and pain management. She truly loves all pets but seniors and rescues are her favourite! Her ever-growing family consists of her spouse, two daughters, 2 dogs, 1 cat, bird, and horse. In her down time she likes to relax with a beer and good book or movie.

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Lauren Carter

Veterinary Technician

Lauren knew from a young age she wanted to be in the veterinary field, always bringing home stray or injured animals that needed help. She grew up in Amherstburg and graduated from the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician program in 2008. When the opportunity came up to work in her hometown, she knew she had to join the amazing team at Fort Malden. Lauren has a strong passion for nursing care, and likes to make sure her patients are as comfortable as possible when with us. She enjoys the challenge of befriending grumpy cats in the clinic and winning them over with her charm. She is also passionate about dentistry and dental radiography.

At home, her and her husband Jesse are raising their daughters, Sloane and Josie, to be animal lovers as well- her best friend is a goofy great dane named Moose!

Kandice Serecin

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kandice recently joined the Fort Malden Animal Hospital team in spring of 2019. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2016 upon graduation from the Veterinary Technician program at St. Clair College. Kandice has always had a love for animals feeling drawn to them at a very young age. She began working with animals first chance she got having worked at a family owned boarding kennel as soon as she was old enough. She just knew she had to pursue a career working with animals. She can’t imagine herself doing any other job and enjoys all aspects of being a technician. She looks forward to growing and advancing her skills with such a great group of team members.
Outside of work Kandice enjoys spending time with her two dogs. She has a black lab mix Nala that she adopted from the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician program and a Dutch Shepherd Vienna. You can find them doing various activities together such as hiking, paddle boarding and scent detection work.

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Delaine Leopold

Veterinary Technician / Client Care Specialist

Delaine grew up in the Amherstburg area on a small hobby farm. She knew at a young age she wanted to be in the veterinary field. She graduated in May 1988 from the Animal Health Technician Program at St. Clair College.
She has since been working in the veterinary field and also spent 11 years as a part time instructor at the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician Program.
When not at work she enjoys gardening and camping.

C.J. Girard

Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Amherstburg. I have had a passion for animals ever since I was young. I loved animals so much I had the nickname Elmira. My favorite hobby is horseback riding. I have done that for 21 years. I graduated from St. Clair College from the vet tech program in 2012. I got married to my wonderful husband Aaron in August 2018. I currently have one dog named Hawkeye.


Kassandra Horvath

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kassandra Horvath is a registered veterinary technician who grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario who has always wanted to work with animals since she was a toddler. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at St Clair College in 2020 and wrote her registration exam the same year. She started at Fort Malden Animal hospital during the winter of 2020 and is ecstatic to be in her hometown.
Kassandra currently has 10 animals consisting of 3 guinea pigs, 1 skinny pig, 1 rabbit, 3 cats, and 2 dogs; a cockapoo and a greater Swiss mountain dog. She is a dog show fancier who one day aspires to be a owner-handler of GSMDs in the ring. Kassandra also works her dogs in activities such as drafting, obedience, and agility.

Robynn Paquette

Veterinary Assistant

Looking for a school placement led to a fantastic job opportunity. She really enjoys assisting the Vets and Vet Techs when needed. Living in Essex County her whole life, and with an assortment of animals, she always knew this was the field for her. She is still in school to become a future vet tech.