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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.

Our animal hospital has a long tradition of building lasting relationships with you and your pets. Our staff 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.


Dr. Douglas Hopwood, Veterinarian

Doug was born in Jamaica and raised on a farm. He grew up working with cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs and horses. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 2005. After spending 3 years in rural mixed-animal practice, Doug has been working at Billings Bridge Animal Hospital since 2008. He is a partner and the Managing Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys surgery and spends a lot of time doing dentistry. He is married to Dr. Mijanou Hopwood and they have two sons and two dogs. He loves spending time outdoors and watching his sons play sports.

Dr. Douglas Hopwood, Veterinarian

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. Mijanou Hopwood, Veterinarian

Dr. Cody Hennessey, Veterinarian

Dr. Cody Hennessey was born and raised on a horse racing farm in Rockwood, Ontario, surrounded by horses, cats and dogs. As his father is an equine veterinarian, he has had lifelong involvement in the veterinary field. Cody moved to Nova Scotia to complete his Bachelor of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. He then moved across the world to Australia where he completed his veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne in 2021. Cody has a particular passion for the surgical side of veterinary medicine. Since arriving in Ottawa, Cody is enjoying working with the team and all of his clients and patients at Billings Bridge Animal Hospital. At home, he has a playful and talkative white tabby cat called Mae. In his free time he enjoys travelling, camping, playing hockey and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Arinze Idenyi, Veterinarian

Dr. Arinze Idenyi obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2014. His veterinary practice focused mainly on small animals before moving to Canada in 2021. In 2023, he joined the team at Billings Bridge Animal Hospital as an auxiliary staff member. After passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination in 2024, he transitioned to the role of Associate Veterinarian. His interest in veterinary medicine started at a young age when a strange disease killed most of his mother's poultry birds (in retrospect, he now suspects it must have been Newcastle Disease). His current veterinary interest is in soft tissue surgery. He is married to his beautiful wife Adaeze. He enjoys good food and admiring the beauty of nature in his leisure time.


Dr. Assem Khalil, Veterinarian

Dr. Assem Khalil is originally from Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Cairo University in 2003. His career began in marketing and sales within multinational pharmaceutical companies. In October 2016, he relocated to Canada with his family. Dr. Khalil completed his Canadian equivalency requirements and passed his practical exam at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

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Aaron Inglis, Hospital Manager

Aaron Inglis is our Hospital Manager. With over fifteen years of experience in business management, Aaron is responsible for the day-to-day operations and staffing of the hospital. Aaron grew up in Northern Ontario, instilling in him a respect for nature and love of animals. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at The University of Western Ontario. At home, Aaron has a full house with his spouse and three dogs - Max (Corgi/Chihuahua Mix), Kingston and Oakley (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels).

Aaron Inglis, Hospital Manager


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