Our veterinarians, technicians and staff members share a deep compassion for animals and an even stronger commitment to pet health care. Each member brings their unique strengths and areas of expertise to Avon Animal Hospital creating a team that provides the best in service and care.
All of our veterinarians are members in good standing with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Our equine vets are also proud members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Dr. Sue Walker - Small Animal Dr. Walker has been with Avon Animal Hospital for over 20 years. Originally from Deep River, Ontario, Sue graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1987. Dr. Walker came to Nova Scotia after three years of dairy practice in Southern Ontario. Initially she worked in a mixed (large and small) animal practice in Middleton, and then in 1994 started practicing at Avon Animal Hospital.
Dr. Janet Comeau - Small Animal Dr. Comeau grew up on her family’s beef farm, Twin Hill Farm in Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia. In her youth, Janet was an active 4-H member exhibiting both cattle and horses. She continued to be involved in 4-H as a part of NSAC Alumni 4-H group while completing the Pre-Veterinary Program at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Janet graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2001 and worked in Southern Alberta in a mixed animal practice. Janet joined the AAH team in 2002, caring for both horses and companion animals.
Dr. Josephine Grant - Small Animal Dr. Grant is from Halifax and is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island. After graduation she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery and then practiced emergency/ critical care medicine at a referral Hospital in Massachusetts USA before returning to Nova Scotia. Josphine resides in Halifax with her husband Derek, their dog Winnie and cat Riley.
Dr. Danielle Doubleday - Equine & Small Animal Dr. Danielle Doubleday, originally from Fredericton, NB, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of New Brunswick in 2001. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island in May 2006. After graduating from AVC, Danielle worked for two years exclusively as an equine veterinarian in Western New York. Danielle’s family includes her husband, Carlos, Aydrian, daughter Alaina and her three cats. When she isn’t busy seeing horses, Danielle also tends to small animal appointments and surgery.
Dr. Jeannine DeLuca - Equine Dr. DeLuca, a native New Yorker attributes her career choice to a combination of her two passions, medicine and horses. She has a diverse educational background and years of practical experience. In 1995, Jeannine graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University. Jeannine later completed a Residency in Equine Medicine, Surgery & Theriogenology (Reproduction) at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. DeLuca’s special interest in equine neonatology (foals) compliments her husband’s (Dr. Paul Johnston) specialty of equine reproduction. When not working on client horses, Jeannine can be found working on their breeding farm and raising their daughters.
Dr. Paul Johnston - Equine Paul received his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983 and opened his own large animal practice in Hants county, NS in 1986. In 1992, Paul attended Purdue University to do a Residency in Large Animal Medicine. This experience resulted in an Equine Specialty, Board Certification with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dipl ABVP). Dr. Johnston also became affiliated with the University of Florida where he studied to further specialize in animal reproduction and became Board Certified with the American College of Theriogenology, (Diplomate of the ACT). An avid outdoorsman, Paul enjoys numerous activities, including farming, canoeing, fishing, camping, hockey, and hiking with his dogs Roscoe and Reuben.