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Dr. Matt Ford

Dr. Matthew Ford

Dr. Matt Ford came to Scarborough Animal Hospital in 2006 after receiving a B.A. from Middlebury College and a D.V.M. from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He lives in Kennebunk with his wife and daughter as well as their two dogs (a lab and a corgi), three house rabbits and an assortment of fish. After being an associate for 4 years, Dr. Ford took over the practice in 2010.

 

As a veterinarian Dr. Ford enjoys surgery as well as medical cases, and has developed a special interest in rabbit medicine and surgery. He is a member of the House Rabbit Society and loves helping the small furry creatures.

The Bunny Doctor

Middlebury College, BA & Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

Areas of interest: snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and bird watching. He is also an incurable Boston Celtics fan!

Dr. Janice Baserga

Dr. Janice Baserga

Dr. Janice Baserga graduated from Mount Holyoke College with an A.B. in Biology in 1981. She then pursued her childhood goal of becoming a veterinarian, receiving her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.

 

Janice lives in Cumberland with her husband, who is also a veterinarian, two active teenage boys and seven affectionate golden retrievers; George, Samantha, Tiki, Emily, Mick, Basil and Gabby.

 

Dr. Baserga's favorite aspect of her chosen profession is working with pets and their owners.

The Golden Doctor

Mount Holyoke College, AB & Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

Areas of interest: breeding, showing/ training her dogs, crafts with rubber stamps, horseback riding and traveling.

Dr. Catherine Gagner

Dr. Catherine Gagner

Dr. Catherine Gagner moved back to Maine after graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She likes to think of herself as a "Mainer once removed", due to relatives living in the Portland area. Catherine also has ties to the Southern Maine region as a 1996 graduate of Saint Joseph's College.

 

Accompanying her frequently are her two standard poodles, Dudley and Henry. She is a member of Trout Unlimited, Federation of Fly Fishers and the Audubon Society.

 

Her interests include preventative medicine and the study of pathology. Catherine particularly enjoys puppy and kitten visits and establishing lifelong care relationships with her patients and owners.

The Outdoors-y One

Saint Joseph's College & North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

Areas of interest: hiking, fly fishing and fly tying.

Nadia Conti DVM

Dr. Nadia Conti

Dr. Nadia Conti has spent most of her life in her beloved state of Maine. She happily returned home to work at SAH after working in Massachusetts following graduation from Ross University and doing a clinical year at University of Florida. Dr. Conti received her B.A. from University of Southern Maine and a M.A. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Although a fan of the giant breed dogs such as Mastiffs, Newfoundlands, Great Danes, and Saint Bernards, she currently owns a Yorkshire terrier named Bentley.

 

She is passionate about preventative care and working with animals and their owners to achieve the best life possible. Dr. Conti welcomes seeing a variety of animals including pocket pets. Other veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry and internal medicine.

 

The New Addition

University of Southern Maine, BA; Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, MA; Ross University, DVM

Areas of interest: reading, travel, spending time with family and friends, running and hiking

Amy Beamer corgi dog

Amy - Practice Manager

Amy joined Scarborough Animal Hospital in 2013 after a long career in Human Resources, including seven years of experience as a scientific and technical recruiter at IDEXX Laboratories. Amy received her B.A. from Middlebury College; prior to working at IDEXX she held a number of roles at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in both the Boston area and the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Amy and her husband Matt live in Kennebunk with their daughter and a furry menagerie of dogs and bunnies.

The Number Cruncher

Middlebury College, B.A., Biology

Areas of interest: reading, cooking, watching basketball and going to the beach.

House cat

Sylvester

Sylvester was adopted from the Animal Refuge League in 1999 and has been the most important member of our team ever since! She enjoys patrolling the hospital and keeping a close eye on everything that happens. She is not shy and will happily come to say "hello" to anyone who stops by whether they have two legs or four!

 

Her favorite hobby would have to be eating with sleeping coming in at a very close second! She loves to sleep on anything, anywhere, anytime as long as it's warm. Stop by today and ask to meet Sylvester!

Office Cat Extraordinaire

DOB 2/1/1999

Areas of interest: catnip, sun beams, eating plants, purring, sleeping, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hospital....from the ground up!

Andrea- Veterinary Assistant

Andrea lives with her husband Mike, son Taylor, and daughter Morgan. The Valliere Farm is home to horses Twilight & Norm (quarter horses), Tank (haflinger), and Jack (mini). Their dogs Stella & Oliver (French bull dogs), as well as their cats Carly (domestic medium hair) and Savannah (Scottish fold) complete their furry family!

 

At the Scarborough Animal Hospital, Andrea has learned a variety of different skills over the 24 plus years she has been a team member! She enjoys her coworkers and her favorite visitors are the puppies and kittens!

The File Finder

 

Areas of interest: Riding and showing horses, walking with the dogs.

Brenna- Veterinary Assistant

Brenna lives in Biddeford with her husband Roger, two children Daniel and Jillian, and the family golden retriever Kady. When she is not working she is busy running the kids around to sporting events and dance classes.

 

The most rewarding part of Brenna's job is being able to help a sick animal get nursed back to health and leave happy, healthy, and tails wagging!

The Paitient One

 

Areas of interest: spending time with family, and vacationing.

Cindy- Veterinary Assistant

Cindy lives with her husband Mark in Windham. They have two busy daughters and her home is usually filled with family, friends, and animals! Their family is complete with dogs Brea, Apple-Tini, and Pearl, and cat Kisses.

 

Cindy has taught dog obedience classes at Saccarrappa Obedience Club in Westbrook for over 23 years. She has also been a team member at the Scarborough Animal Hospital for over 35 years and still enjoys every aspect of her job!

The Bargin Shopper

Cape Elizabeth High School

Veterinary Assistant program at Portland Regional Vocational Center

Areas of interest: scrap-booking, swimming, and photography.

Sue- Veterinary Assistant

Susan lives in Buxton with her husband Maurice and daughter Noelle. Making their home complete is a furry golden retriever Marty and a frisky kitty named Giggles.

 

Sue's favorite part of her job is the extended love that people have for the special member of their families. Whether a patient's needs are routine or critical, Sue loves to contribute to the team effort that helps each patient!

The Clean Freak

 

Areas of interest:  fishing, camping, photography, and time spent with family and friends.

Erica- Veterinary Assistant

Erica lives in Windham with her Pomeranian mix Kiwi, Jack Russell Terrier Poppy and two Maine coon cats Sea Bass and Tim Thomas.

 

She loves spending time on the coast of Maine visiting lighthouses and taking in the scenery. Her absolute favorite place to be is her great-grandmothers cottage on Pemaquid Point.

 

Erica has always had a love for animals, and has had the priveledge of working with them in various settings for several years now. Her favorite part of working with animals is helping them when they are sick. Her big heart lends that extra TLC that every patient needs!

The Crafty One

Erskine Academy & University of Maine Orono

Areas of interest: camping, spending time with family and friends (human or four legged!), doing arts and crafts, watching football and hockey (Patriots and Bruins of course!)

Jaimie- Veterinary Assistant

Jaimie lives in Saco with her boyfriend, Adam, and a very handsome Snowshoe cat named Brady. Brady likes to spend his days collecting and catching socks of all varieties.

 

Jaimie's favorite part of working at Scarborough Animal Hospital is working as a team to answer every question posed and attempting to put every owner's mind at ease.

The Ocean Dweller

Boston University, BS Marine Science

Areas of interest: hiking, visiting family and friends, making unique ice cream flavors, and volunteering for marine animal stranding response.

Alicia- Veterinary Assistant

Alicia lives with her fiancé Tyler. They have two crazy cats, Zoe and Poe, and two energetic dogs, Kaiser (American Eskimo dog), and Gonzo (Whippet). Alicia enjoys cuddling with any pet who will allow it, training, showing, and competing with her dogs- Flyball being their favorite.

 

Having worked in animal care for several years, she has held, and enjoyed various positions at humane societies and veterinary hospitals. Alicia loves helping owners care for their beloved pets, and enjoys the challenges and fast pace of her job!

The Technology Queen

Erskine Academy & The Hallmark Institute of Photography

Areas of interest: camping, hiking, photography, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Morgan-Veterinary Assistant

Morgan is a junior at Bonny Eagle High School. She is an avid horse lover and has several of her own at home. Morgan has many ribbons and trophies from her superb competitive horseback riding skills!

The Horse Lover

Bonny Eagle High School

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