A native of Northern Ireland, Blanaid has been living in Canada since 2002. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009 and, driven by her interest in the interaction between human and animal health, went on to complete her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Guelph in 2011 and her PhD at McGill University in 2016. She returned to practice at the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital in 2016 where she has predominantly been practicing emergency medicine.
Outside of work she loves reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter and their cats, Nugget and Daisy.
Blanaid is very excited to be joining the QWAH team! She is looking forward to building lasting relationships with pets and their families in the Kanata area and to using preventive medicine to keep them out of the emergency room!