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 move 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’ dream to own her 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 to the loved pets of her community.
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 best friend Frank.
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 has worked at the Fort Malden Animal Hospital since it opened in 1981, first as a Veterinary Technician and for the last 9 & ½ years, as the Office Manager. She is very proud of the group of caring and compassionate Doctors and Technicians that she works with every day.
She has been married for 39 years, has 3 grown children, and a first grandchild on the way.
She also shares her home with 3 very spoiled cats!
Veterinary Technician and Receptionist
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 of difficult ones. Coming to work is something she looks forward to everyday.
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, daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, bird, reptiles, and horse. In her down time she likes to relax with a beer and good book or movie.
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 daughter, Sloane, to be an animal lover as well- her best friend is a goofy great dane named Moose!
Kandice recently joined the Fort Malden Animal Hospital team in spring of 2019. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2016 upon graduating 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.
Julia Finlay grew up in Amherstburg, attending General Amherst High School. She graduated from St. Clair College’s marketing program. Being the daughter of a vet tech gave her the unique opportunity to experience clinic life from a very young age. At the age of 14, she was offered a position at the clinic as a student worker. She continued to work at the clinic until she graduated from high school. After college, she jumped at the chance to work at the clinic again. She enjoys her role assisting doctors and technicians wherever needed.