Expert care, close to home.
Our specialists work closely with you, the pet owner, to support your pet in their recovery. We collaborate as a team to create rehabilitation goals and treatment plans that suit you and your pet’s lifestyle. Each treatment regime is as unique as your pet.
Our treatment areas are private and quiet, ensuring a comfortable environment for your pet. We provide kennelling should they be required to stay with us for close observation and multiple treatment sessions for an extended period of time. Our staff are on-site 24/7 to ensure the comfort and care of your pet.
Hear From Our Team
Watch our video to hear from a few members of our talented and passionate team about why VSC is a great place to work! Learn more about our services, work environment, hospital culture, and lifestyle available for anyone looking to relocate to Newfoundland.
BEST IN SHOW
VSCNL is the proud recipient of the 2019 National CVMA Practice of the Year Award chosen for exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine and its its devotion to providing specialty care in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Feel at ease knowing your pet is in the skilful hands of our expert team.
Dr. Trina Bailey
Dr. Bailey grew up on the west coast of Newfoundland in Cormack. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS before … Read more ▸
About Dr. Trina Bailey
Dr. Bailey grew up on the west coast of Newfoundland in Cormack. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS before completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2000. She worked for a short time in St. John’s at a private practice before returning to the AVC as a clinical instructor and research assistant, followed by a small animal rotating internship in 2002.
Following her internship, Dr. Bailey and her family moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana to complete a surgical residency and Master of Science degree in which were completed in 2006. Dr. Bailey became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007 and worked as a professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island and traveled to Newfoundland 3-4 times a year to provide surgical services from 2006 until 2014. In 2014 she moved back to St. John’s to provide full time referral surgical services for the animal in her home province.
She is currently completing the Canine Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner program through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She feels very strongly that total recovery from an injury or surgery requires continued care past the operating room and hospital stay. With this is mind, VSCNL is working towards a full service Rehabilitation Centre and program to help provide complete care for all of your pets.
When not at the VSCNL she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and menagerie of pets.
- Isolation, Characterization, and In Vitro Proliferation of Canine Bone Marrow, Adipose Tissue, Muscle, and Periosteum-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Kisiel AH, McDuffee L, Masoud E, Bailey T, Esparzade-Nino B, Nino-Fong R)
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- Incidence of claw regrowth with three methods of onchyectomy (Clark KJ, Rist P, Bailey T)
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- Use of Y-shaped TPLO plates for the stabilization of supracotyloid ilial fractures in four dogs and one cat (Chou PY, Runyon C, Bailey T, Beraud R)
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- Clinical management of gall bladder mucoceles by cholecystectomy: 61 cases (Malek S, Sincair E, Hosgood G, Moens NMM, Bailey T, Boston S)
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Dr. Meghan Woodland
Dr. Woodland was born and raised in St. John’s. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2007 and completed an internship at the Ontario … Read more ▸
About Dr. Meghan Woodland
Dr. Woodland was born and raised in St. John’s. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2007 and completed an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2008. She then returned home to St. John’s where she worked in general practice until starting her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2009. Dr. Woodland received her specialist certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in September 2013, and has been offering diagnostic imaging services to the animals of Newfoundland and Labrador since June 2014.
When not helping animals, Dr. Woodland enjoys spending time with her husband, her two young children and her cat Nutmeg!
Dr. Laura Rogers
Dr. Laura Rogers was born and raised on the west coast of Newfoundland. She started her university education in Nova Scotia, moving to PEI to … Read more ▸
About Dr. Laura Rogers
Dr. Laura Rogers was born and raised on the west coast of Newfoundland. She started her university education in Nova Scotia, moving to PEI to complete the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1996 from the Atlantic Veterinary College. After 3 years in general companion animal practice, Laura went on to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology. She continued working in the field of Anatomic Pathology for the next 17 years – both in Alberta for private diagnostic lab and then back to Newfoundland with the provincial government. She joined the VSCNL team in February 2020 and is enjoying being in private practice once again delivering emergency care to the animals of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Laura is the proud owner of 3 cats – who combined, have 11 legs in total (a recent beloved ‘tripawed’ addition :). She also enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.
Dr. Julia Bulfon
Dr. Bulfon hails from a small town in Southern Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 and re-located to Saint John’s, where … Read more ▸
About Dr. Julia Bulfon
Dr. Bulfon hails from a small town in Southern Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 and re-located to Saint John’s, where she practiced small animal medicine. As a general practitioner, Dr. Bulfon enjoyed surgery, exotic pets and complicated behavioural cases. In October of 2019, Dr. Bulfon began locum work as a relief veterinarian for the VSCNL’s emergency department. She quickly fell in love with the dynamic and exciting environment of emergency and critical care, becoming a full-time member of the VSCNL emergency and critical care team in June of 2020.
On her days off, Dr. Bulfon enjoys exploring the Avalon Peninsula, landscape photography, and learning new musical instruments. She lives with her partner and their two calico cats: 10-year-old Amber and 20-year-old Jimner.
Dr. Tomoko Susuki
Dr. Suzuki was born and grew up in Japan. While working as an Animal Technician in Japan, she decided to fulfil her childhood dream and … Read more ▸
About Dr. Tomoko Susuki
Dr. Suzuki was born and grew up in Japan. While working as an Animal Technician in Japan, she decided to fulfil her childhood dream and study abroad. After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2015 with her DVM Degree, she continued her education and completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Upon completing her internship, she decided to stay in Canada; moving to Alberta, she worked as a General Practioner for over 3 years. She joined VSCNL in 2020 and is happy to be back on the east coast.
When not working, Tomoko enjoys playing with her 2 cats as well as knitting, crocheting, and felting.
Our Consulting Vets
Dr. Tara Richards
Dr. Tara Richards is a board-certified Ophthalmologist, currently working and living in Ontario. Dr Richards completed her Bachelor of Science at Waterloo University and then … Read more ▸
About Dr. Tara Richards
Dr. Tara Richards is a board-certified Ophthalmologist, currently working and living in Ontario. Dr Richards completed her Bachelor of Science at Waterloo University and then earned her DVM degree at OVC in 2004. She completed her Ophthalmology residency and a PhD at OVC and was board-certified in 2010 by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Gregory C. Griffeth
Dr. Griffeth was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He received his DVM from Louisiana State University in 2004. After a one-year internship in small … Read more ▸
About Dr. Gregory C. Griffeth
Dr. Griffeth was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He received his DVM from Louisiana State University in 2004.
After a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee, he completed a residency in dermatology and allergy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After receiving board certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, he taught at UPenn until moving into private practice in central New Jersey in 2012. He was a member of the ethics committee of the College from 2012 until 2018.
Dr Griffeth lives in Manasquan, NJ, with his family, five hens, four ex-stray cats, two Portuguese Water Dogs, one large boa constrictor, and, nearby, a greyish gelding of questionable provenance named Penfield.
Where it all started…
Dr. Trina Bailey grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador with a passion for animals and a love for her province. After leaving home to become a board-certified veterinary surgeon, she would often travel back to Newfoundland to support local veterinary practices by offering advanced surgical care to their patients.
Knowing the need for advanced veterinary care in the province, Dr. Bailey and her family permanently relocated back home to open the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador.
As the founder and managing director, Dr. Bailey is very proud to be part of the team bringing these services to the pets and people of her home province.
We don’t just preach it, we live it.
Our philosophy is that success lies at the intersection of excellent patient care, dedicated client service, and a positive, collaborative team environment.
Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our ultimate goal is to provide patients with the highest quality care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. We are dedicated to providing expert care aided by proven practices and leading-edge technology.
As pet owners and lovers, we know how much your pet means to you which is why we do everything we can to ensure you and your family receive professional and pragmatic service with every interaction.
We believe that teamwork is the core foundation of our hospital. Open and constant communication along with continued education and training allows us to deliver on our promise of quality patient care and client service.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.– Hellen Keller
As a locally owned and operated business, supporting our community is one of our most core values. We believe that together, we can lift each other up and make real change.
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