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 two dogs, Edie and Molly, four cats Divver, Socks, Stella and Pumpkin, and two horses Finnegan and Quinny. Krista graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College, then returned home and started SouthPaw after four years of practicing veterinary medicine. Krista enjoys the interaction with pets and their owners, and also loves to be in surgery, both soft tissue and orthopedic. She spends her free time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and volunteering. 

Dr. Shannon Lewis, always in our hearts

Dr. Shannon passed away in March of 2021.  She was an extraordinary veterinarian and friend. She had an amazing energy of calmness, peace and positivity and a brilliant mind. Her love of animals, and her empathy for them shone through with every patient interaction. She had a gentle soul, a gentle touch and a huge capacity for caring.  Shannon leaves an enormous hole in our SouthPaw family, her passing is a devastating loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

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 named Princess Fiona. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys boulder/rock climbing and bird watching.

Laurie - Hospital Manager

Laurie was born in Fredericton, traveled all over being a child in a military family, came back and settled 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 fiance, 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 that is very easy to see when she works with our patients. She has 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. 

Maegan - Registered Veterinary Technician

Maegan grew up in Ontario but has happily settled in New Brunswick with her partner Devin. They have an American Staffordshire Terrier named Layla, and share their home with two cats named Tutu and Smokey. When not at work, Maegan loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys skiing, hiking, climbing and paddling. She enjoys wildlife and has a strong passion for helping animals and is excited to begin the journey with purposeful career in veterinary care.

Allison - Registered Veterinary Technician 

Alli grew up and continues to live in Harvey. She graduated from the Oulton College Veterinary Technician and started working with us in 2020. Alli has a love for working with both large and small animals! She has always known that she wanted to work with animals and has been very involved in the care of her family's pets and farm animals as well as fostering stray kittens.  Alli was an avid assistant on large animal vet visits. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse, Lily. Alli also volunteers her time as a  firefighter for her community.

Emily - Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

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 and a daughter Ryleigh 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, a 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. She, and her fiance Keisha, share their home with their cats, Reece and Floki. Kirsten was a human Respiratory Therapist but felt pulled back into the veterinary world by her love of animals. She plans to continue her education to become a veterinary technician.  Kirsten loves to spend her free time doing anything outdoors from waterfalls to campfires.

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 and their daughter as well as their cat Keyser and a Green Iguana named Sly. When not working Lydia enjoys live music, yoga and exploring New Brunswick hiking trails

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 loves spending time with her 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 with all the clients and pets.

Sarah - Receptionist

Bio coming soon!