Our Team

Dr Helen Ives

DVM, Executive

Dr Helen Ives is a co-owner of the Cumberland Veterinary Hospital and a full time veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1990. She has worked in the Ottawa area since graduation but before coming...

Alyson

Veterinary Assistant

Alyson joins us from Toronto where she is originally from. She graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Durham College in 2012. Before joining our team...

Brooke

Veterinary Assistant

Brooke has had a strong passion for animals since she was a toddler.  In her 20’s, she is now chasing her dreams working in an animal hospital as a vet assistant and saving to open a kennel at her...

Céleste

RVT

Céleste grew up in Ottawa and had a passion for helping animals from a very young age. She attended the Veterinary Technician Program at Algonquin College and graduated in 2013. She received her RVT status...

Cheryl

RVT

Cheryl is the Registered Veterinary Technician for the Dermatology department. She graduated with honours from Algonquin College in 2009 and has worked in general practice most of her career...

Emily

RVT

Emily grew up in Ottawa and graduated from the veterinary technician program at Algonquin College in 2006. She has worked in small animal practice ever since and has always had a special interest in...

Jennifer

RVT

Jennifer was born and raised in British Columbia, and moved to Ottawa after spending some time in Lake Louise, Alberta. In 2007, she graduated with honours from the Veterinary Technician program at...

Jessica

RVT

Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Born and raised in the Ottawa area, Jessica tended to bond with animals a lot easier than with people, this motivated her to pursue...

Kat

RVT

Kat graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Algonquin College in 2015 and received her registered status that same summer. After completing her placement at the old Ottawa-Carleton Veterinary Emergency Hospital, she stayed...

Kelly

RVT

Kelly Hume is a Registered Veterinary Technician who has “lived everywhere” because she grew up in a military family. Now that she is out on her own, she calls Ottawa her home. She is a graduate from...