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Betsy, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Betsy has always been an animal lover. She grew up in Houlton and had many dogs, cats and some special needs critters in the household as her mom volunteered at a local humane society. Betsy pursued her passion for animals and graduated from the University College at Bangor in 2009 with an AS in Veterinary Technology. She has a special interest in acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, behavior and homeopathy/alternative medicine. When not at work, Betsy enjoys horseback riding, pottery and spending time with Dan, her husband, Alice, her daughter, and cats Bear and Nebula as well as dog Kane.
Becca, Veterinary Assistant + Client Services Representative (CSR)
Becca grew up on a farm in a small town in central Vermont before moving north to the University of Maine at Orono. She studied Animal Science and worked with Holstein cattle and Standardbred horses. Becca spent two years at the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook before joining the FVH team in 2014. She currently lives in Windham. She has two cats, Olive and Bruce, and a dog named Dozer. In her free time, Becca enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and the great outdoors.
Emma, Veterinary Assistant + Client Services Representative (CSR)
Emma grew up in North Yarmouth and traveled south to attend Davidson College where she studied anthropology and spent her spare time volunteering at the local animal control. After graduating, she spent two years in Charlotte, NC at the Humane Society, exploring the fields of animal welfare and shelter medicine. She then decided she missed the snow and relocated back to Maine. Emma loves scared and shy animals and wants to make sure every pet has a positive experience at the practice. She lives with her small zoo of three shelter dogs, Cora, Hugh, and Abilene, and two cats, Tucker and Tennyson.
Sue, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Sue has been working at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital since 2003. Prior to working at FVH, she was a preschool and kindergarten teacher. Sue graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Natural Resource Studies and is currently working on a veterinary technology degree. Sue and her husband, Glenn, are originally from Massachusetts and have been living in Maine since 1998. Some of Sue’s favorite things to do when away from work are enjoying the outdoors, music, reading and movies.
Paige, Veterinary Assistant + CSR
Paige has been a valued member of the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital team since Spring of 2016. She came to us with a B.S. degree in wildlife conservation, extensive background in animal behavior and nutrition, and many years working in the pet services and animal care industry. Paige has quickly become an key team member of our team, holding dual positions of Veterinary Assistant and Customer Service Representative. When Paige is not here at FVH caring for our clients and patients, she can be seen out and about with her fiancé and her two Siberian huskies Ikkuma and Tenzin.
Kristin, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Kristin has been a veterinary assistant at FVH for 4 years. She recently became a CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant), and is currently working towards her license to become an LVT. She went to University of Southern Maine where she received a B.S. in Biology focusing on veterinary medicine. Since working in the veterinary medical field, she has developed special interests in laser therapy and physical rehabilitation. Overall, she loves working "hands-on' with the patients and educating the clients to help their pets receive the best care possible.
Outside of FVH, Kristin lives in Portland with her husband and their 4 pets: 2 dogs and 2 cats. She and her husband both coach and play ice hockey on a very regular basis. Her other hobbies center on fitness: running, HIIT training, indoor rock climbing, barre, spinning, hiking and kayaking.
Louise (Weezie), Certified Veterinary Assistant
Louise, AKA Weezie has nearly 25 years of experience in veterinary medicine and has been with us since September of 2013. Born, raised, and educated in Falmouth, Weezie’s first official job was in the kennel here at FVH when she was just 16 years old! She is a lover of all animals and is proud and privileged to share her life with an Italian Greyhound named Misty and a Greyhound named Tuesday. She enjoys continuing education and staying abreast of all the latest and greatest that veterinary medicine has to offer. Weezie has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, and client education. She has a great sense of humor and can be counted on to brighten the days of both her colleagues and the clients at FVH. In Weezie’s eyes, every creature that comes in to FVH is a “beauty queen” (or beauty king, as the case may be), and she makes sure to let each one know this. On her days off, she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading, writing, expanding her trivia knowledge, exploring new restaurants and doing almost anything that involves being in, on, or near the ocean.
Laurie Mitchell, Lead LVT
Laurie is a Maine-native, moving away to explore Vermont, NYC, and North Carolina before returning home to be close to family. She has been a licensed technician for 20 years, the last 11 of which at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital. Special interests include feline behavior and senior care. She strives to make your furry family member's visit with us as stress-free as possible. When not working, Laurie enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Sam, two daughters, Amelia and Josie, and 15 year old kitty, Kobe.
Nichole, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Nichole earned her B.S. in pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Maine in Orono in 2007. After graduation she began working as a veterinary assistant in Topsham. She joined Falmouth Veterinary Hospital (FVH) in 2009 and shortly thereafter, earned her technician license. She was able to work as a vet tech in Hawaii for a few years, but has since returned back to FVH to work. She loves that FVH gives her the flexibility to practice so many positions. Some days she's found running samples in the lab, other days she is monitoring anesthesia or administering treatments to hospitalized patients. She has a true passion for dental health. At least once a week she works as a dental hygienist scaling and polishing teeth, as well as taking dental radiographs. She gets extremely excited to show owner's before and after photos of their pet's teeth. The transformation can really be amazing sometimes! For her, there's nothing more satisfying than cleaning up an unhealthy mouth.
Beth, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Beth is a Maine native who grew up in Scarborough with a younger brother and a lot of pets: a rabbit, cats, dogs, ducks, and chickens. She graduated from Scarborough High School before attending and graduating from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She came to Falmouth Veterinary Hospital in 2002 and became a licensed veterinary technician after sitting for the national exam in January of 2003. She enjoys seeing the bond between clients and their pets and loves that she is able to play a part in enriching and extending that relationship. In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening, and hiking. She resides in Freeport with her husband, Pete, their young son, Noah, and their tabby cat, Mabel.
Christina Bouras, Lead LVT
Christina Bouras, LVT is a Lead Veterinary Technician at Falmouth. The first generation daughter of Greek parents, she grew up in New York City, and graduated from Fordham University after studying Literature and Psychology. After several years of teaching and traveling, she went back to school and pursued her lifelong connection with animals by studying veterinary medicine. She graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Great Bay Community College and moved to Maine in 2008.
She has worked in the field for 12 years, and she spent half of that time developing a taste for the intensity and fast pace of emergency medicine. She keeps those skills sharp by working relief shifts there. She enjoys the variety of responsibilities and the new challenges that are constantly presented in veterinary medicine. She is currently most interested in growing into her leadership role and supporting her team.“The team orientated approach to all aspects of the hospital has been an inspiration and creates an environment for growth.”
Christina loves the lifestyle in Portland, particularly taking advantage of the ability to easily split time between adventures in nature, as well as enjoying the arts and cultural aspects of the city. She has two handsome and hilarious animal companions, a unique mixed breed dog named Zombie, and a tripod tuxedo cat, Mousam. She spends a lot of her free time in Roller Derby. She has been skating competitively with Maine Roller Derby since 2013 and plans to travel to England to compete in the next Roller Derby World Cup in 2018.
Katelyn, Veterinary Assistant
Katelyn joined Falmouth in the spring of 2016.
Growing up on a Maine Farm taught Katelyn to both love and respect animals of all shapes and sizes. She has worked at both small and large animal veterinary clinics as a Veterinary Assistant. She has worked in and with numerous Maine Humane Society and canine rescue groups, where she developed a passion and dedication to the medical care that animals receive. Her ongoing interests in the veterinary field include equine medicine and canine behavior.
When not at work you can typically find Katelyn doing any activity related to the outdoors, including camping, hiking, hunting, lobstering and indulging in her love of photography.
At home she and her family manage a large multipurpose farm that is home to 3 very active dogs, 4 cats and many other barnyard critters - including 15 horses.
Michelle, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Michelle started at FVH in October of 2014 as a kennel attendant/CSR while she was finishing her veterinary technician degree. Before she started at Falmouth, Michelle worked at the Animal Refuge League for about a year and was a certified nursing assistant for several years before that. Michelle graduated from Great Bay Community College with a degree in veterinary technology in May of 2016. After passing her national exam, she moved into a licensed technician position at FVH. In her free time, Michelle likes to hang out with her two cats, Bobert and Mowgli, her dog, Demi, and visit family in northern Maine.
Stevie, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Stevie has been a valued member of the FVH team since 2009. Stevie started out her career with us as a CSR and set up our social media sites. Stevie soon learned that the medical side of FVH was her true passion and pursued and earned her veterinary assistant certificate in 2013. She has also taken on the role of inventory ordering for the hospital, which is a job she truly enjoys as she is an avid shopper. Stevie has a love for all creatures great and small. She shares her home with her husband, Dan, her daughters Eva and Nea, a 7-foot boa constrictor named Mina, a kitty named Shadow and two Chihuahuas, Lola and Tussa.
Katrina, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Katrina is a licensed veterinary technician who joined the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She has worked as a technician at both general practice and emergency hospitals since 2012. She found her passion for helping animals while learning how to rehabilitate wild animals at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine. In her free time, you can find Katrina outdoors- slacklining on the beach in the summer, skiing in the winter, and hiking in the mountains any season.