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Maritime Animal Hospital is now accepting applications to join our veterinary team. We are a privately owned hospital located in Moncton, NB. We opened our doors in April of 1998 and have developed an amazing reputation within our community.

We are looking for full time and part time Associate Veterinarians to join our team. We practice high quality medicine where we value the personal and professional growth of all of our team members.


Our commitment is to practice excellent veterinary medicine in a team environment where work/life balance is encouraged. Our team not only works great together but often enjoys spending time together away from the office. We believe time off is important to recharge, for this reason we schedule our doctors to work a 4 day work week plus a short Saturday every few weeks with no on call.

Our focus is to provide excellent patient care with compassion for our patients and their families in a positive team-focused environment. Our team focused hospital means you will always be supported by an amazing group of experienced Associate Veterinarians, Registered Veterinary Technicians, Managers, Assistants and Customer Service Representatives.

We have amazing clients who care for their pets as much as we do. Our facility has 3 exam rooms as well as a comfort room for the moments when a quieter area is needed to speak with your client. We also boast a large treatment area with separate dog and cat kennel rooms for your individual patient needs.

Some of the many services you can offer your clients:

  • Acupuncture

  • Laser Surgery

  • Dentistry

  • Soft Tissue surgery

  • Ultrasound

  • Diagnostics

  • Digital radiology

  • Working closely with various rescue groups 

  • Exotics


Competitive salary plus bonus potential, Medical, dental and vision insurance, CE allowance with paid days off to attend, Professional liability coverage, Membership dues, VIN membership, Outstanding medical and pet supply discounts.


If you interested in learning more about this position do not hesitate to call or email our manager Susan Chase. Resumes can be emailed directly to Susan or you can call or email to simply just start a conversation.

Hospital tours available daily.

Phone: 506-389-2121



You can also view our website at to learn more about our hospital and our amazing team.


Moncton boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, sporting competitions, concerts and unique community activities that take place year-round. We are close to the Bay of Fundy where you can visit and see the world’s highest tides and hike some of the most beautiful trails. Seafood and other amazing restaurants are all located close by.

If you would like to know more about Moncton and New Brunswick, please check out the following links:

Get to Know Our Veterinarians and Care Team

Established in 1998, Maritime Animal Hospital has a team of dedicated and well-trained professionals who have been offering trustworthy veterinary services in the Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe area. Initially, the hospital was started by Dr. Gordon Vessey and his wife Tammy. They worked together for the first 6 months before hiring their first animal technician. Now, they are a proud team of 17 who are passionately working towards providing animals with superior health care services.

Dr. Gordon Vessey


Dr. Gordon Vessey is the owner and senior veterinary care professional at the Maritime Animal Hospital. His desire to become an animal caregiver began when he was very young living on a farm in PEI. By the time he was a teenager, he was working every day after school and on weekends for a neighboring farmer. This work experience shaped and influenced his decision to enter the veterinary field.

Dr. Rianne Gaunce

Dr. Rianne Gaunce grew up on a dairy farm in Havelock, NB, where she developed her love of animals. Her dream to become a veterinarian started at a very young age.

Dr. Gaunce received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2015. Since graduation she has worked in NB doing general practice as well as emergency medicine.

Dr. Gaunce and her husband Scott live on a dairy farm in Scoudouc, NB. There they share their home with their two Golden Retrievers, Penny and Simba, who were both adopted as senior dogs. Their farm is also filled with many Holstein cows, including one extra special one named "Mischief".


Dr. Chantal Houle graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2010 and went on to complete a rigorous internship in emergency and critical care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her internship helped her obtain invaluable experience in the specialities of critical care, internal medicine, surgery, oncology and radiology. This gave her the confidence to handle the most complex of critically ill patients under the supervision of world-renowned critical care specialists. After her internship, she worked as an emergency veterinarian in Florida at a 24-hour veterinary emergency hospital, with a significant caseload of cardiology patients. In 2012, she returned home to New Brunswick to work general practice and emergency.

Dr. Genevieve Machum

Dr. Machum grew up on a small hobby farm outside of Saint John, NB. Animal care started early with Dr. Machum - for her fourth birthday her present was her very own calf. She has always had a special bond with the animals she cared for on the farm. She attained a Bachelor of Arts for St. Thomas University and then a Bachelor of Science from UNB before attending the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI. Dr. Machum enjoys discussing behaviour, nutrition, senior care, dermatology and other topics with her clients. Most of her free time is spent entertaining her four crazy dogs, hiking, and travelling. 

Dr. hannah papic

Dr. Papic knew from a young age that she wanted to provide care to animals. Her love for veterinary medicine was strengthened after she attended the Dr. Tim Ogilvie Vet Camp not once, but three times.

Not straying far from her home in Moncton, NB, Dr. Papic completed her Bachelor of Science through UPEI, and later graduated from AVC in 2021. She has moved back home with her two cats, Ella & Briar, as well as her cornsnake, Maple.


Our Care Team

It is not possible to run a veterinary hospital efficiently without the help of dedicated support staff. While the veterinarians handle the surgeries and treatments, our care team is always present to help and support you with all the other needs. Get to know our care team who will never fail to treat your pets with care and compassion.

Tammy Vessey

Owner and Practice Administrator


Tammy started to work in the veterinary industry at the age of 15. She worked as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant at a hospital in Fredericton, NB. After working for many long nights after school, she was the main person on a call with the doctors. She had a priceless experience and she was lucky enough to meet her now husband at the hospital when he began his veterinary career in 1992.


Hospital Manager

Susan grew up in rural Cape Breton and her passion for animals began at a very young age. There were always a variety of pets to adore including numerous dogs and cats, a retired standard bred racehorse and a flock of laying hens. Most of her childhood was spent outside or in the barn and always included animals.


Registered Veterinary Technician (Bilingual)


A year after graduating from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Veterinary Technician Program, Amy joined Maritime Animal Hospital in 2001. She has a special interest in anaesthesiology and pain management. With keen interest on these topics, she has attended several conferences including the National American Veterinary Conference in Florida, twice. She strives to provide the best care for her patients during and after the surgery.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Ever since Melissa’s dog Sheba passed away, she wanted to become a veterinarian to help animals. Initially, her path did not lead her the right way and she ended up working as an accountant clerk for about a year after graduating from NBCC Moncton with Business Technology- Accounting diploma in 2002. Later, she felt this was not for her. She then discovered a program in Miramichi for a veterinary technician, and graduated in 2005 with Veterinary Technician diploma and started her career at Maritime Animal Hospital.


Registered Veterinary Technician


Though Kim always loved animals, her career as a veterinary nurse didn't start until later in life. She holds a diploma in Business Technology and a degree in Business Administration. Everything changed when she got her first dog, a black lab named Bailey in 1998. This is when she realized that she needs to work at a job she is passionate about. In 2003, she moved to Ontario with Bailey where she attended Ridgetown College to become a Veterinary Technician. In 2005, she became a Veterinary Technician after graduating with honours.


Registered Veterinary Technician


Ellen has always had a passion for caring for animals with the long-time goal of finding an occupation that allowed her to work in the field of veterinary medicine. After completing her BSc at the University of Prince Edward Island in Environmental Biology, she continued her academic studies at Oulton College in the Veterinary Technician program. She began her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician with Maritime Animal Hospital where she is happy to be a part of such a wonderful team. Currently, she has three handsome tabby cats - Siegfried, Fenwick, & Almanzo. 


Registered Veterinary Technician


Natalie always knew working with animals was her passion at a young age. In January of 2018, Natalie was placed at Maritime Animal Hospital as a part of her high school co-operation program. She knew being a Registered Veterinary Technician is what she wanted to do. In October 2020, Natalie graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Oulton College. She then passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam in December 2020. 


Registered Veterinary Technician


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Veterinary Technician


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Veterinary Assistant


Considering her start with animals, it's a wonder she ever ended up choosing this career path. Her parents got their first family pet (a cat) when she was just a little girl. She was so scared, she wouldn't even come out of her bedroom! But once that bond was formed, so was her love for animals and has been an animal lover ever since. 


Veterinary Assistant


Lisa’s love for animals began at an early age as she came from a family that consisted of the traditional cats and dogs while also raising chickens, turkeys and a few pigs. She was placed at Maritime Animal Hospital in 2002 as a part of her high school co-operation program. She had a great experience working here and after seeing the compassion by the vets and staff for their pets, she was inspired to work in this field.

Mary Ann

Veterinary Assistant

Mary grew up on a hobby farm with a variety of animals including everything from a beef cow to a rabbit. Her love for animals stems from her family, as they have always been involved with horses, and as a teenager, she was actively involved with 4-H and horse shows.


Veterinary Assistant


Beth knew that she wanted to work and care for animals from a very young age. She used to have dreams of finding kittens and taking them home to love. However, her dreams are yet to be realized, but while working here at Maritime Animal Hospital, she has a chance to see rescued kittens all the time. She had a dog, named Muppet when she was growing up and when she was thirteen; her parents let her get her first cat, Patches.


Veterinary Assistant


Jocelyne's love of animals started at a young age and from there grew. She decided there was nothing she wanted to do more than anything but to work with them. She took the Veterinary Assistant program at Oulton College and well the rest is history. She loves all animals but we would have to say her favourite is cats. Jocelyne is definitely a cat enthusiast!




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Join Us

Maritime Animal Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, positive, and professional individual to join our practice as a full-time Veterinary Receptionist. Our newly renovated and progressive small animal practice is located in Moncton, NB. The successful applicant will have outstanding communication and time management skills while thriving in a fast-paced environment. 

The resourceful team player will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Answering a multi-line phone system

  • Booking appointments/client communication

  • Admitting patients for appointments (including taking a medical history and maintaining patient files)

  • Invoicing clients/OTC sales

  • Other daily background duties

  • Heavy lifting will also be required as needed

  • Applicants must be available to work a variety of shifts between Monday and Saturday


1755 Main St

Moncton, NB CA

E1E 1H2

T: 506-389-2121



Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Phones turn off at 5:30 PM)

Saturday: Closed


  Greater Moncton Area


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