Billings Bridge Animal Hospital has been providing exceptional veterinary care in south Ottawa for 30 years. Our hospital was founded in 1986 and has grown from a small, one-doctor practice in a strip mall to a busy four-doctor practice in a 2,100 square foot standalone building at the corner of Lamira Street and Rooneys Lane.
Due to a low staff turnover, our animal hospital has a long tradition of building lasting relationships with you and your pets. We are knowledgeable, caring and always respectful. Our experienced vets will explain your options in a thorough manner and will never perform unnecessary tests or procedures. Contact us.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Douglas Hopwood, Veterinarian
Dr. Douglas Hopwood was born in Jamaica and raised on a farm. He grew up working with cattle, pigs, chickens and dogs. He came to Canada in 1998, finished high school in Elmira, ON, and then went on to the University of Guelph. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005 and worked in rural mixed practice in Kirkton, ON, before joining the Billings Bridge Animal Hospital in 2008. He became a partner in 2012 and the sole owner in 2013. In his free time, he likes spending time with his wife and two sons. He has 2 dogs, a sweet little Shi Tzu named Minnie and a crazy Labradoodle named Brownie.
Dr. Mijanou Hopwood, Veterinarian
Dr. Mijanou Hopwood (nee Lamoureux) was born and raised in Ottawa and attended St. Pius X High School. She grew up with Siamese and Oriental Shorthair cats, as well as a Terrier cross as pets. After completing 3 years of a Bachelor of Science degree at Carleton University, she attended the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006.
She returned to Ottawa after graduating and worked in both emergency medicine and general practice. She has been working consistently at the Billings Bridge Animal Hospital since 2013 and really enjoys the lovely pets she has the good fortune to meet! Working part time while raising two boys keeps her very busy, but any free time she has is spent first and foremost with her husband, sons, and two dogs; Minnie, a cuddly Shih Tzu X and Brownie, a sweet Labradoodle. She also enjoys running, circuit training, and various forms of water sports and recreation. Indoors, she enjoys baking (and eating) bananas, as she can not get enough of the fabulous fruit!
Dr. Catherine Ha, Veterinarian
Dr. Ha was born and raised in London, Ontario. She grew up always having pets, and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Ha followed her dreams and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their Pekingese-Chow mix, Leo.
Dr. Bonnie Chu, Veterinarian
Billings Bridge Animal Hospital welcomes our new veterinarian.
Dr. Bonnie Chu was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, she spent a few years doing research in Vancouver. Somewhere in between the beaches and the lab, she started volunteering at a cat clinic and rediscovered her childhood dream - to become a veterinarian. She left the mountains to study at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in prairie Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she graduated in 2020. Bonnie is very excited to be back in her home province and loves the many hiking trails of Ottawa. As a kid who didn’t have pets growing up, she is quickly making up for lost time with a funny cat named Squid and a sweet dog named Beetle.