We invite you to meet the team at the Avalon Animal Hospital. As experienced and qualified pet health care professionals, we are committed to treating your pets with care and gentleness at all times.
A native of St. John’s, Dr. Beth Marshall has been practicing small animal medicine since graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She joined the Avalon Animal Hospital in 2007 and later became co-owner of the hospital with Jillian Morris in March 2012.
Dr. Marshall is a lover of all species, but has a special place in her heart for cats and horses. Professionally, her interests include feline medicine with an emphasis on two challenging areas namely, gastrointestinal disease and problematic urination. She is also committed to working to improve the lives of feral cats. Dr. Marshall is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Dunn-MacLean graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2001 and practiced in the Maritimes for most of her career. That is until she could no longer resist the pull of her beloved "Rock" and moved back to her hometown of St. John's with her family.
Dr. Dunn-MacLean is very interested in infectious disease and paediatrics, and is passionate about spaying and neutering pets.
Dr. Christian Alberto
Dr. Christian Alberto obtained his veterinary degree from the UNLP, Faculty of Veterinary Science from Argentina in 2002. In 2008, he finished his MSc in Neuroscience from Memorial University. He then achieved his Certificate of Qualification from the CVMA in 2016. He works with large, small and exotics animals, as well as laboratory animals. He was born and raised in Argentina and he is currently working as Associate Veterinarian at Avalon Animal Hospital.
Dr. Laura Dominguez - DVM, MSc, CVA
Dr. Laura is a holistic veterinarian who has been working in the animal field for 27 years. Trained in Barcelona, Spain as a conventional vet, she initially focused her profession on Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation in Europe and North America. When she moved to Newfoundland in 1994, she completed her Masters in Biopsychology at MUN and continued her work on wildlife conservation, while pursuing her North American veterinary license. She then redirected her career to the small animal practice, and after a few years of working with the limitations of Western allopathic medicine, she expanded her training to holistic medicine. She also trained and certified as a veterinary acupuncturist at the Chi Institute in Florida, USA. Dr. Laura bases her integrative practice on the body, mind and soul healing paradigm, encompassing the physical, emotional and mental health. Her medical work focuses on lifestyle, nutrition, the physical/mental/emotional environment and preventative medicine. She also practices Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture to help the healing of her patients.