Dr. Barry Harrison, BSC., DVM

Dr. Barry Harrison is an avid curler and golfer. In his spare time, he loves to travel the world with his wife Kelly. Dr. Harrison works as a part-time locum and enjoys surgery. Dr. Harrison and his wife Kelly have 2 grown daughters, a little cat named “Darryl” and a cute dog named “Leo”.

Lisa Smith, Hospital Manager

Lisa is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College where she obtained her animal health technician diploma. Lisa has been in practice since 2003, and at East River Animal Hospital since 2009.  Lisa is an excellent technician and very passionate about her job. Lisa lives in Stellarton with her 2 boys Carter and Owen, their 2 cats. She enjoys spending time outside with family and cross stitching.



Emma Hatchard, Registered Veterinary Technician

Emma grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia and has always loved and cared for animals. While working in wildlife rehabilitation for Hope for Wildlife she decided to pursue her passion for the care of animals and enrolled in the Registered Veterinary Technician program at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro. She graduated in May of 2020 and joined our team in June. Emma has a rescue kitten named Poppy that she absolutely adores.





Savanna Maclean, Veterinary Assistant

Savanna grew up in Thorburn, Nova Scotia and always knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary industry. She graduated from Oulton College’s Veterinary Assistant program in 2018 and completed her on the job training here with us. She then branched out and worked at Riverview Animal Hospital in Moncton and Halifax Veterinary Hospital in Halifax. She joined our team once more in July of 2020. Savanna has a 10 year old domestic shorthair cat named Peepers (Peeps) and a 3 year old Golden Retriever named Remi (Rem). Savanna spends her free time adventuring throughout the province with Rem at her side.