Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kenaston Veterinary Hospital in Winnipeg, MB! Our veterinarians have over 29 years of combined veterinary experience. We are pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 204-219-6607 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Nour Eissa, BVetMed, MVSc, PhDs
Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Eissa grew up in the countryside of Egypt, where his love of animals began early in life. His childhood was spent caring for a variety of animals from farm animals, horses, cats, dogs, and birds to wild animals. Dr. Eissa earned his veterinary degree in 2004, ranked 1/117 of his class, and successfully completed several graduate programs e.g.  Master of Veterinary Medical Sciences, a PhD in the Veterinary Medical Sciences, and a PhD in Immunology from well-recognized academic institutions in Egypt, USA, and Canada toward discovering new therapeutic strategies to patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

Dr. Eissa met his future wife (Dr. Hayam Hussein) during the veterinary school and got married in 2007, together they moved around different provinces & states in Egypt, USA,  and Canada, advancing their veterinary skills & making many wonderful friends along the way.

Dr. Eissa is a veterinarian and worldwide immunologist with a career journey that is enriched with several excellence awards, research funding, and research publications. Dr. Eissa has been practicing for 15 years between animal practice and preclinical research toward providing a unique veterinary care system. His enthusiasm and passion for his career turned to a distinction in his clinical skills and dedication to excellent veterinary care. When not at work, Dr. Eissa enjoys soccer, swimming, and volunteering his time toward animal care programs. Dr Eissa lives with his wife Dr. Hussein, their sons (Adam & Ahmad), and their two Siamese cats (Sami & Blitz).

Dr. Hayam Hussein, BVetMed, MVSc, PhD
Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Hayam Hussein is a small animal veterinarian & practice co-owner with her husband Dr. Eissa. Her interest in being a veterinarian started at an age of five years when she used to watch hundreds of inspiring animals’ stories illustrated on walls of the Pharaonic temples in Egypt. She graduated with BVetMed Degree and finished her Vet. Internal Medicine specialty training requirements along with MVSc degree in 2009 from two different Egyptian Veterinary Schools. In 2015, Dr. Hussein obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative and Vet. Med., from College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, USA in which she conducted clinical research and participated/managed multiple veterinary clinical trials. She also worked temporally as a resident veterinarian at the teaching hospital, School of Vet. Med., University of California Davis, USA.

Dr. Hussein moved to Canada and dedicated her career toward providing high standard pet veterinary services. Her love for animals translates to excellence in her skills and dedication to premium veterinary care. Dr. Hussein enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Kylie Woods
Veterinary Assistant

Kylie started with us at Kenaston Veterinary Hospital as soon as we opened in early October of 2019. In June 2018, she graduated from the Robertson College Veterinary Assistant program with Honours. Prior to attending Robertson, she volunteered at the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, which made her want to pursue a career in helping animals.  Kylie loves how she gets to spend time every day getting to know our clients and their pets.  Kylie is proud to be working with Veterinarians with high levels of knowledge and skill and appreciates them always willing to help her learn and excel in her career. Kylie always goes above and beyond to make sure all of our in-hospital patients have everything they need from warm cozy blankets to food and water. Kylie has a three-year-old tuxedo cat Mr. Kitty, two dogs named Juno (2) and Ben (1), a hamster named Bentley and a betta fish named Karl.  In Kylie’s free time she plays Pokémon Go and the Legend of Zelda video games. She also loves outdoor activities such as going camping, hiking and going to go visit her hometown Kenora, Ontario to spend time on the lake with her family and friends.

Tricia Ashdown
Veterinary Assistant

Tricia has completed the Veterinary Office Assistant Program at Robertson College and 4 week practicum at Winnipeg Humane Society. She has extensive experience with both dogs and cats as she volunteered for the Humane Society for 4 years working as a Kennel Buddy where she provided exceptional care to the animals. She also completed a separate 8 week work experience program with the Behavior Department at the Humane Society. She also completed a course from the International Career School of Canada as a Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor. She has over 11 years’ experience providing excellent customer service.  She has a 13-year golden lab, who is lovely and funny boy. Tricia has a strong love and passion for animals and their wellbeing.