Being a veterinarian has been a long-time dream and passion of Dr Blackburn. In pursuit of her goal, she spent part of her youth working at several Ottawa area veterinary practices. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994, Lynne returned to the Ottawa area to practice as an equine veterinarian.

Since then, Dr Blackburn has enjoyed many varied aspects of veterinary medicine including animals big and small, teaching and horse competition officiating. Dr Blackburn is thrilled to be a member of the team at the Ottawa-Carleton Veterinary Emergency Hospital and loves the excitement and unpredictability of emergency medicine.

In her spare time, Dr Blackburn enjoys relaxing in the out of doors with her two boys and her husband of 19 years. Lynne also enjoys giving back to the community through volunteering for youth fitness and veterinary outreach organizations.