SouthPaw Animal Hospital

389 York Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3P6


SouthPaw Animal Veterinary Team

Dr. Krista Foreman

Krista is originally from Fredericton and now lives in Keswick Ridge with her husband, Andrew, and their three daughters, Brianna, Kaitlin and Cortney. Her family includes their two dogs Edie and Molly, three cats Divver, Stella and Pumpkin, and two horses. Krista graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. She returned home and started SouthPaw after four years of practicing veterinary medicine. Krista enjoys the interaction with pets and their owners as well as surgery, both soft tissue and orthopedic. Krista co-chairs the provincial Safe for Pets Too program which arranges veterinary care and temporary fostering for pets of women escaping domestic violence.

Dr. Shannon Lewis

Shannon is also a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. Originally from Salisbury, N.B. she worked in Woodstock, N.B. before moving back to Fredericton to practice.  Shannon has been with the hospital the longest, she was settled in before the practice transitioned from McGregor's to SouthPaw! Shannon and Adam live on a dairy farm outside Fredericton with their  five cats named Cheese, Moto, Molly and Whity. Shannon loves to do ultrasound and acupuncture.  She enjoys snowshoe treks in the winter and motorcycle trips in the summer.


Dr. Mike Legge

Mike was born in Salisbury N.B. but has lived in Fredericton since elementary school. He graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI 2010 and has worked in the Fredericton area since. He lives in Fredericton with his wife Lauren, three cats ( Lewis named after our own Dr Shannon !) Twyla, Luna and Bronx and a ball python Xerxes. Mike loves helping cats and dogs alike. He has a special interest in working with reptiles. Away from work Mike enjoys softball, golf and bowling.

 Dr. Nicole Mann

Originally from Digby Nova Scotia , Nicole is a graduate of Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. Along with cats and dogs, she loves working with many exotic critters including reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, birds and even fish! She currently owns two cats, Willow and Canasta ( Cass ) and a corn snake Princess Fiona. Outside of work Nicole enjoys boulder/rock climbing and bird watching.

Laurie Hospital Manager

Laurie was born in Fredericton. She and her husband Garth were blessed with two beautiful girls, Jessica and Jenny.  They have two horses, Aries and Cowboy. They also have a dog named Tanner and two cats named Zorro and Carmelita. Laurie has been working in the veterinary industry since 1994 and has been with SouthPaw from the very beginning. We appreciate Laurie's dedication to SouthPaw, her compassion for animals and her ability to raise orphan kittens!!

Kim Registered
Veterinary Technician

Kim is originally from Lake George and now lives just outside of Fredericton with her boyfriend Bryce and their blended family of four children, Parker, Penelope, Phoebe and Everlee. Kim also has her best friend Kya ( pictured ) , her cat Charlie and a leopard gecko named Little Foot. Kim graduated from Oulton College in the Veterinary Technician program and became an RVT in 2017. After a brief layover in Nova Scotia, Kim found her home at SouthPaw. Kim loves the family atmosphere of the practice and that the staff always go above and beyond for the animals in their care.

Michelle Registered Veterinary Technician

Michelle was born and raised in Perry Settlement NB. She grew up on her families dairy farm. Michelle has always had a love for animals and currently owns a horse named Flint , a dog named Max and two cats named Reid and Ducky. She graduated from Oulton College in the Veterinary Technician program in 2015. Shortly after graduation she moved to Fredericton and joined the SouthPaw team.

Kortney Registered Veterinary Technician

Kortney is originally from Petitcodiac, NB She graduated from Oulton College Veterinary Technician program in 2011. Soon after she moved to Fredericton. She and her husband Chris along with their daughter Aubree have one dog Lily and a cat named ChiChi and Leo and Ben her horses. She has a passion for working with all animals which also includes large animal as well as exotics, she has worked with them all. She is happy to have joined  the team at SouthPaw.


Allison Registered
Veterinary Technician 

 Alli grew up and continues to live in Harvey. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at Oulton College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the summer of 2020. Alli has a love for working with both large and small animals! Growing up she has had many different animal on her families farm. she has always known she wanted to work with animals; by caring for her own pets and taking in stray kittens, she was always involved with farm animal care and was always involved in the large animal vet visits. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Lily. Alli also volunteers her time as a volunteer firefighter for her community.

Sarah Veterinary Technician

Sarah was born and raised in Keswick Ridge NB. She worked with us during her high school co-op placement , after high school she attended Oulton College in the Veterinary Technician Course upon graduation she became a team member here at SouthPaw. She and her partner Brad have a daughter named Lydia. From a very early age it was evident she had a passion for animals. She currently has three dogs Maggie, Ruby and Diesel  and a very colorful SunConure named Skittles , she also has opened up her home to a rabbit named Lucy.


Alisha Veterinary Assistant

Alisha is Fredericton born and raised. She has spent a lot of her time showing and eventing horses. Alisha and her husband Marc and son Hunter now have three horses, Sierra, Wynter and Lyric, three boxers named Tayte, Jayce and Parker and four cats, Dash, Tilly, Po and Meeko. Alisha has been with SouthPaw since 2006 after already working with Dr. Foreman and Laurie during Alisha's high school co-op program. Alisha has become very versatile through the years and is able to assist all through the hospital.  Whether helping out back or greeting you in reception Alisha's love for animals shines through!

Jessica Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

Jessica is a Fredericton native. She has been involved with animals her entire life, from her own animals to helping her parents foster pets and rehab wildlife. Her passions include horses as well as gymnastics. She graduated from NBCC in Office Administration in 2005. She now resides in Fredericton with her husband Jason, their dog Loki, cat Cur-Ji and her horse Aries. She is thrilled to be involved with pets each day. She enjoys meeting clients and helping in the care of their family members.

Kirsten Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

Kirsten has grown up her whole life here in Fredericton and shares her home with her three cats, Mason, Reece and Floki and her fiance Keisha. After high school she completed a three year program at NBCC to become a Respiratory Therapist. 

After working for a couple of years, Kirsten found herself being drawn back to her love of animals. An opportunity presented itself last summer for her to join the SouthPaw team and she jumped at the chance. She plans this to attend Oulton College this fall to complete their Vet Tech progam and continue to follow a career in helping animals. Kirsten loves to spend her free time doing anything outdoors from visiting waterfalls to sitting around a campfire.

Lydia Receptionist

Lydia is happy to be back with the SouthPaw team after returning to Fredericton a few years ago from B.C. Lydia lives with her partner Mike, their cat Keyser and a Green Iguana named Sly. When not working Lydia enjoys live music, yoga and exploring New Brunswick hiking trails

Bailey Receptionist

Bio to follow

Melissa Receptionist  

Melissa joined the SouthPaw team in 2013.She currently lives in Rusagonis, with her many pets which includes horses, dogs and cats. Melissa and her partner Kyle love spending time with their daughter Ava. Melissa loves riding her horses and spending time outdoors. She graduated from Atlantic Business College as a medical/dental administrative assistant in 2010. Her favorite part of working at SouthPaw is interacting witht all the clients and pets.