Our Staff

Peter Walsh, DVM

Peter Walsh, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Peter Walsh grew up on a family farm in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, where his family still farms today. Dr. Walsh has been practicing in the area since graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1993. Besides his DVM degree, he also has a B.Sc. (Agr) from the University of Guelph, as well as a M. Agr. Sc. From Massey University in New Zealand.

Over the years, Dr. Walsh has worked at various area practices, both as an associate as well as an owner. Although he has an extensive background in agriculture, Peter spends most of his time at Hometown Veterinary Care in the clinic caring for small animals (cats and dogs).

Dr. Walsh is a resident of Oakland, where he lives with his 3 children, 2 cats, and his ever-faithful and constant companion “Bob” the dog. Other interests include hockey, boating, and horses.

Education: Graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island

Amy McGee, DVM

Amy McGee, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Amy McGee was born and raised in West Gardiner, Maine. Upon graduating high school, she attended Western Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. After graduating from Western Kentucky she continued her studies at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI, Canada where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.

Following graduation from AVC in 2010, Dr. McGee took a job with the Maine Department of Agriculture’s Harness Racing Committee and shortly after, with a mixed animal practice in central Maine. She joined the Hometown team in July of 2014 and enjoys working with companion animals as well as livestock.

Amy is an active member on her family farm in West Gardiner where they raise purebred beef cattle, swine, and sheep. She is a 4-H alumni and grew up showing sheep, oxen and beef cattle. Amy can often be found working with 4-H clubs throughout the state, judging livestock shows all over Maine and New Hampshire, or tending the animals in her own barn. Her nieces, nephews and/or dogs Olivia and Pip are often not far behind her!

Education: Graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island

Amanda Smith, DVM

Amanda Smith, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Smith was raised in Searsport, Maine. She completed a bachelor of Animal Science at the University of Maine before attending the Atlantic Veterinary College of Prince Edward Island. While her love of horses and science are what first drew her to veterinary medicine, she has since developed an interest in working with companion animals and other livestock as well.

Education: Graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island

Emily Bartlett, DVM

Emily Bartlett, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Bartlett was born and raised in New Gloucester, ME. She grew up riding horses in Pony Club and showing beef cattle in 4-H. She completed a bachelors degree in biology at the University of Maine Presque Isle before attending Colorado State University to earn her degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. Bartlett’s interests include chiropractic care as well as medical acupuncture on both small and large animals.

Education: Graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Drew Clark, DVM

Drew Clark, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Clark grew up in Lewiston, ME, where he started shadowing a local vet at a young age. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he attained a bachelors degree in Animal Science. He attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois. Dr. Clark’s interests are in dairy cattle production medicine and small animal general practice.

Education: Graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Audrey Sandberg, DVM

Audrey Sandberg, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Sandberg grew up in Connecticut and has always been an animal lover form a young age. She could be found riding and taking care of horses nearly every day, and became an avid dressage rider and 3-day eventer. After spending 4 years at Colby College studying biology and chemistry, Audrey fell in love in central Maine and knew she wanted to return to the area after vet school.

Dr. Sandberg obtained her veterinary degree from University of California, Davis, where she developed a strong interest in dairy medicine after spending time in California’s Central Valley. She loves mixed animal practice, and is excited by the variety of animals she gets to work with at HVC. Audrey lives in Sidney with her fiancé Max and their border collie Halley. In her spare time, Audrey loves skiing, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, and pretty much anything that takes her outdoors!

Education: Graduated from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Cara Tibbetts, LVT

Cara Tibbetts, LVT

Practice Manager

Cara grew up in Iowa, surrounded by farmland. She belonged to 4-H and FFA as a child and showed sheep for several years. Cara moved to Maine as an adult and started working as a veterinary assistant while attending school in 2007. She received an Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 from the University College of Bangor and has worked as a licensed veterinary technician with experience in emergency veterinary medicine from Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic and Maine Veterinary Referral Center. Cara enjoys working closer to home now. She resides in Oakland with her husband, Peter, and three children.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Tiffany Flewelling, LVT

Tiffany Flewelling, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Tiffany attended the University College of Bangor straight out of high school, graduating with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She became licensed as a Veterinary Technician that spring as well. She was employed by Moosehead Trail Veterinary Hospital for the past 9 years before deciding to find employment closer to home. She lives in Canaan with her boyfriend and his son, their 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her favorite pastimes include hiking and kayaking.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Susan Richard, LVT

Susan Richard, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Susan graduated with an Associates Degree in Animal Technology from the UMA-Bangor campus in 2004 and became a licensed technician in 2005. She worked in the area for several years before joining the Hometown team in June of 2014. She sure keeps us all smiling every day! Susan lives with her two bouncy bassetts, Maxx and Abraham, and her 4 cats Stevie, Marilyn, Simon, and Penelope.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Catherine Merithew, LVT

Catherine Merithew, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Catherine started her career in the veterinary field as a technician in western Maine. While working, she graduated as a licensed veterinary technician from the UMA-Bangor campus. Catherine grew up with horses and cows and really enjoys spending time at her grandparents’ farm. In her free time, Catherine enjoys kayaking, camping, and spending time with her three dogs Chubs, Maddie, and Sadie.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Heather Holt, LVT

Heather Holt, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather is originally from nearby Norridgewock and has always enjoyed spending time with animals. She graduated from the UMA-Bangor campus in 2018 as a licensed veterinary technician. Heather spends as much as her free time as possible outside either hunting, fishing, or spending time with her chocolate lab Ellie.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Candace Roy, LVT

Candace Roy, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Candace Roy grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts and always surrounded herself with animals from a young age. Her love for animals stemmed largely from her grandmother’s wonderful ways with animals and caring for them. Candace graduated with a bachelors degree from the UMA-Bangor campus in 2019 as a licensed veterinary technician. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family, friends, and of course her three German Shepherds and two cats.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Lydia Philbrick, VT

Lydia Philbrick, VT

Veterinary Technician

Amy Rogers, VT

Amy Rogers, VT

Veterinary Technician

Amy Rogers grew up right in Clinton and always enjoyed spending time with animals, both large and small. After spending time dairy farming, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the UMA-Bangor campus in 2003 as a licensed veterinary technician. You’ll find Amy working both in the clinic with small animals as well as accompanying our large animal vets to work with cattle, horses, and other large animals. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half marathons and teaching Insanity fitness workouts. She loves spending time with her 3 boys and her dog Wilford.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from the UMA-Bangor Campus.

Beth Clark, VT

Beth Clark, VT

Veterinary Technician

Beth’s career in animal care began in 2001 when she started working at the Franklin County Animal Shelter in Farmington, while attending college. After caring for the residents of the animal shelter for a number of years, she took a job at a local veterinary hospital as a Kennel Assistant. Beth has been in the veterinary field since 2005 and is now a Veterinary Technician. She is a volunteer transporter for Avian Haven, a local bird rescue, and enjoys the small role she plays in assisting such a wonderful facility. She resides in Oakland with her husband, 2 daughters, cat, Dora, and coop full of chickens. Beth’s favorite pastimes include sewing, reading and spending time at her family’s camp in Greenville.

Meg Hall, VT

Meg Hall, VT

Veterinary Technician

Meg hall grew up in East Dixfield, Maine and is the 8th generation on her family’s dairy farm. With an undeniable love for raising cattle, she grew up showing Belted Galloways and Herefords, and even exhibited her Belties on a national level. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, and has since then been working as a veterinary assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys working with cows, kayaking, and hiking.

Education: Graduated with an Associate Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut

Nicole Savasuk, VT

Nicole Savasuk, VT

Veterinary Technician

Nicole’s animal career started in 2004 when she began working weekends and summers at a local boarding kennel. A year after graduating high school, she took a local veterinary assistant job while taking classes. She quickly learned that this was a perfect fit for her. Gaining lots of experience over the years, she now works as a veterinary technician. In 2015, her daughter was diagnosed with stage four cancer and she had to put her job on hold while she cared for her. In 2019, she was finally able to return to work and start to rebuild her life. She is very happy to be back with her work family and doing what she loves. She resides in Fairfield with her daughter Natalie and many pets including some backyard chickens.

Suzannah Cross, VT

Suzannah Cross, VT

Veterinary Technician

Suzannah has been in the veterinary field since 1999 when she started working at a veterinary clinic in Arizona. She has also spent a significant amount of time working in animal welfare—something she applies daily when it comes to patient care. Suzannah enjoys traveling far and wide—not only has she traveled all over the world, she has lived across the United States as far as Colorado and Alaska! In her spare time, Suzannah enjoys music art, and spending time with her dogs Prairie Dog and Little Ricky and cats Randy Rendall and Stewart Lewis.

Michaela DeVogt

Michaela DeVogt

Veterinary Assistant

Michaela graduated from Unity College with a Bachelors Degree in Captive Wildlife Care & Education. She is passionate about animal medicine and has years of field work experience with wildlife biologists in Maine, New Hampshire, and Montana. In her free time she likes to make music, hike, kayak, and spend time with her cat, Toby.

Caitlyn Reed

Caitlyn Reed

Veterinary Assistant

Angela Rumney

Angela Rumney

Office Manager

Angela was raised in Michigan and upstate New York. She joined the veterinary field as a receptionist after moving to Maine with her family in 2004, and keeps the office running smoothly as Office Manager. Angela’s life long love of photography prompted her to start her own business, Picture This Photography, which keeps her busy on the weekends. She is available for weddings, senior pictures, and portraits of all kinds: babies, children, families, pets, etc. (You can see lots of her work hanging around HVC!) Angela lives in Waterville, with her youngest son, their dog, Seamus, and cats Phoebe & Fergus. Her favorite pastimes include photography and traveling.

Dawn Koski

Dawn Koski

Customer Support Representative

Dawn was raised in the midcoast town of Lincolnville, Maine. She enjoyed a decade of living in the quaint town of Union before settling down on a farm in Palermo. She graduated from Bangor Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and practiced for many years before retiring from that profession.

In 1996 Dawn embarked on a new adventure: raising alpacas!

She enjoys “life on the farm” along with 2 cats, 2 chickens and 35 huacaya alpacas.

Favorite Pastimes: Motorcycle riding, fine dining, and farm life

Brandie Haggan

Brandie Haggan

Customer Support Representative

Matt Bernier

Matt Bernier

Customer Support Representative

Matt graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in Culinary Arts Restaurant Management and Customer Service. Matt resides in Waterville and in his free time enjoys playing in the Ridge Road Band and spending time with his family and friends.

Mary Wyman

Mary Wyman

Hospital Assistant

Mary lives in Canaan with her husband of 43 years, three dogs, and four cats. She has four sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren. Mary has worked on dairy farms for many years and spent the last 16 years at the Waterville Humane Society, before joining us in April of 2013. Her dedication and compassion are unmatched. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with her grandchildren, being entertained by her pets, and gardening.

Cindy

Cindy

Cindy was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in New Jersey and Connecticut. Like many others here at HVC, she grew up surrounded by animals — her family always had many cats, along with a silver Schnauzer named Poppy. Cindy always wanted a career in the veterinary industry, so she began working at small animal hospitals as a teenager and, as an adult, obtained her BS in Laboratory Animal Medicine/Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. Cindy is passionate about developing a lasting bond with our patients and their owners, and loves all animals… except snakes! Her children are now adults, and Cindy currently shares her home with her boyfriend and three dogs: Chase, Mollie,and Cooper — as well as some chickens. When she isn’t at work, Cindy enjoys playing ball with Chase, cooking, and knitting.

Alycia

Alycia

Alycia is from Corinna, where she lives with her boyfriend, two dogs, two cats, a ball python, and her fish tank of African Cichlids. While working as an assistant at a retriever training kennel, Alycia discovered her passion for animals. She then went on to study Veterinary Technology at UMA Bangor and is currently working on earning her BS degree. She expects to graduate in 2021. In her spare time, Alycia enjoys gardening and tending to her plants, as well as riding ATV trails.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea lives in Burnham with her two horses, Zoey and Maggie; two goats, Opie and Smore; chickens, ducks, and her cat, Bailey. Not surprisingly, Chelsea has been around animals — especially livestock — her entire life and has always been an avid horse-lover. She spent her high school and early college years working on a vegetable and pig farm and hopes to learn even more about animal care here at HVC. Chelsea is currently pursuing a BS in Veterinary Technology and will be graduating this spring. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her animals, fish, hike, and go trail riding with her horse Maggie.

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