NunaVet Animal Hospital Inc.

About Us

Article sponsored by Atuqtuarvik Corporation

Article sponsored by Atuqtuarvik Corporation


Mary Leia Cunningham, DVM

Dr. Leia Cunningham was born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with Distinction in 2007. She then went on to graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 in Saskatoon, SK.

Upon graduation she came back to her hometown to start her mobile vet clinic in 2012. Her passion for animals allowed her to then open the doors to offer full time vet services out of a clinic in Apex. Dr. Cunningham is excited about the new blood work machines as her favourite part of veterinary medicine is the diagnostic process.

Leia has two beautiful childrem, Connor and Lilliane. She also has two dogs, Vinnie a bluenose pitbull and Amarok, a mastiff cross.

Yvonne Boyd

Yvonne has been working with animals for many years and has been with NunaVet since 2012. With her knowledge and drive she covers many roles: Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant, and many many more.

Yvonne has 2 dogs, Chico a Husky Sheppard cross, Hazel a Husky Wolfhound cross, 4 cats, a daughter Jessica, and she recently became a grandmother to two beautiful twin baby girls.

Ashley Godfrey 

Ashley has lived in Iqaluit for 7 years now and joined NunaVet as Clinic Manager, July 2017. She had originally started with us part-time as a Veterinary Assistant, March 2017. Ashley is currently on Maternity leave and set to return May 2019.

Ashley always wanted to work with animals and started out by volunteering for Animal Shelters and by working alongside a Veterinarian at just 12 years old while living in Prince Edward Island. She is currently a student working towards an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her goal is to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Ashley has recently become Fear Free Certified: Level 2 and plans to implement this by making each and every patient as comfortable as possible during each and every Veterinary visit. She is a firm believer in Continued Education.

Ashley has five cats of her own: Dubu, Sophia, Cheshire, Phoebe, and Stewart. A newborn, Owen, and a house back in New Brunswick. She enjoys knitting, baking, and spending time with her Husband and son.

Cynthia, RVT

Duncan Cunningham

Duncan received a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo with a double major in French and Physical Education and a B.Ed from the University of Ottawa. He has extensive experience working in Nunavut with Inuit organizations, the territorial government and in Nunavut's private sector. Duncan works as NunaVet's Practice Manager