Nelson Animal Hospital is family-owned and operated and we strive to extend our family philosophy to include our patients and their families as well. Please feel free to browse below for bios of some of our staff here at Nelson.


Dr. Sharon Quinn

Dr. Sharon Quinn has been the owner and head veterinarian at Nelson Animal Hospital since October of 2006. She graduated from the DVM program at the University of Guelph in 2004 and also holds an honours B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph. Following graduation, Dr. Quinn was employed full-time at a busy small animal and exotics practice here in Burlington. When the opportunity presented itself, she made the jump into practice ownership.

Dr. Quinn is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. She attends conferences and lectures on a regular basis to keep updated with the most current developments in the field of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Quinn's practice philosophy involves maintaining the highest standard of veterinary medical care while honouring the human-animal bond and fostering communication in a warm and friendly environment. She deeply values the relationships formed with our client families and patients and absolutely loves caring for senior pets!

In her spare time, she helps to run an international singing competition, and enjoys travelling to different places around the world with the singers from Canada.

Dr. Quinn resides with her four children, Michael, Preston, Peyton and Rowan. In addition to the permanent clinic residents and adoptable pets you will meet on our site, the Quinn family includes a 2 year old Border terrier named Renly, and two cats, Jace and Hannah.


Kaitlyn Wickens, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn graduated from Seneca College, King Campus in 2013. After graduation she traveled to South Africa to help provide under priviledged townships with parasite control, vaccines and spay and neuter services. She then started here as a volunteer while working her summer job at a local zoo. She always knew she had a huge love for helping animals and it was a lifelong goal to become a veterinary technician. Kaitlyn has a special spot in her heart for exotic animals and pocket pets. She has a 14 lb. Flemish Giant rabbit named Dixie. Outside of work you can find her enjoying the outdoors, practicing yoga or shopping!


Heather Kampen, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Heather graduated from Seneca College in the spring of 2018 and achieved Registered Veterinary Technician status later that summer. Heather loves working with animals of all shapes and sizes. While at school, she could often be found in the barns on campus hanging out with sheep, cows, ponies, and horses. Since graduation, Heather has been working in small animal practice and loves helping to treat every pet that comes to Nelson Animal Hospital. Heather has a special interest in client education and animal nutrition and is always looking for opportunities to learn more about veterinary medicine. Heather is the proud dog-mom of an energetic Redbone Coonhound named Aurora and they love finding new trails to hike together. Heather also enjoys travelling and keeping up with her favourite TV shows in her free time.


Megan Kilgannon

Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Specialist

Megan is one of our Veterinary Assistants here at Nelson Animal Hospital. After graduating from Sheridan College with her Animal Care Certificate in 2018 she is trying to find the perfect fit for a career working with animals. So far she has worked with exotics and wildlife before finding her way to Nelson, and falling in love with all of the animals, wonderful clients and amazing staff. Megan has a passion for all things animal and has just adopted a rescue dog from Kentucky named Georgia, so far they are inseparable! Outside of work Megan enjoys baking, volunteering at her church, hiking (with Georgia of course) and reading novels!

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Natalie Thomson

Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Specialist

Natalie is one of our part-time Veterinary Assistants here at Nelson Animal Hospital. After graduating from Trent University with a double major in Psychology and English, she decided to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration degree from McMaster University specializing in Healthcare Management, which she is in her final year! Natalie has worked in a few different veterinary clinics over the course of her post-secondary studies and spent a lot of time in her father’s clinic growing up. She has always loved animals and being able to help them during their time of need, and hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Natalie has two feisty felines at home named Lawrence and Woolf, a sprightly chinchilla named Pam and her dazzling Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Maggie. In her spare time, Natalie is a puzzle fanatic and enjoys reading.