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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Gwen Mowbray-Cashen

Greetings, I’m Dr. Gwen Mowbray-Cashen, born and raised in Truro, NS and veterinarian and owner of Truro Vet since 1990. I grew up in a veterinary hospital with both my parents being veterinarians. I started working as a kennel cleaner when I was 12 years old and gradually learned new skills to help animals.

I like all aspects of veterinary medicine. I especially like providing dental care. I find the difference a healthy mouth makes to an animal’s well being is amazing. In most recent years, I have become very interested in helping pet care givers understand how much anxiety can erode an animal’s quality of life. To extend this interest to our entire Truro Veterinary team, we have trained our team in low stress handling methods which help make your pet’s visit less stressful.Most recently, my own painful health issues have led me on a journey to improve pain management for our patients. This year we have added laser therapy to our services which have proven to be a very effective means of pain control.

My very full life contains my husband, Chris, our children, Tara and Quinn, our dogs, Annie and Louis, and our three cats: Himmy, Rocket and Mist.

At work, I love to see people connect with their pets and hearing stories people share about the animals in their lives. At home, I enjoy gardening, walking/running/biking with Annie and Louis and reading and writing. I like watching the animals in my life learn new things and engage in their environment. But what I love most about helping animals is learning new things about life from them. The lessons I gain always ground me and remind me what is really important in life.


Dr. Melissa Aucoin

Hey there, I’m Dr. Melissa Aucoin from Gander, NL. I’ve been a Veterinarian here at Truro Vet since 2009. I’ve very proud to be part of a group that is so passionate about animal care!

My husband, Mike, and I have three children, a son Isaac and twin daughters, Maya and Grace. My favourite activity at home is spending time with my family. In my (very little) spare time, I also enjoy cooking and Zumba. We have a dog, Roxie, and cat, Tompkin, 12 hens and 2 Gerbils (Peachy and Flowers). I love it when my pets curl up together in the sunspots on our floor!


Dr. Jacenta Snyder

Hi!  My name is Dr. Jacenta Snyder.  I joined the team at Truro Vet in June 2015.  I grew up on a farm in PEI and from a young age,I’ve always felt the compassion and desire to help animals in need. I graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in 2009 and spent my first year as a vet teaching companion animal wellness and elective surgeries to veterinary students in the AVC Teaching Hospital.  Later, after practicing in PEI and NL, my husband, Anthony, and I settled down in NS to be near family and plant some roots.
I have a special interest in surgery, dental health, and client counseling.  Helping to guide pet owners to make decision’s about their pet’s health, comfort, and happiness have taught me empathy and compassion.
I enjoy the outdoors, DIY home improvements, and decorating  Most of all, I enjoy spending quality time with Anthony, our boys Elliott and Hudson, and our furry kids, Splash (Yellow Lab) and Willow (Himalayan cat).

Dr. Bethany Holliday

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