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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.

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 Patient 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 Bargain 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.

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.

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.

Laura - Veterinary Assistant

Laura has been working with animals for most of her adult life. Between completing the Pre-Veterinary program at the University of Maine and the Marine Biology program at the University of New England, she spent two years working as a veterinary assistant in North Carolina.


Laura lives in Biddeford with her boyfriend Brenton and their two happy-go-lucky mutts, Tuukka and Bella (both rescued Aussie mixes). She enjoys spending her free time either on the coast collecting sea glass with her dogs in tow, or basking in the sunlight and companionship at her family's lake camp.

The Beach-Comber

University of Maine, B.S., Animal Science

Areas of interest: hiking, beach combing, spending time with friends and family, photography, shopping, and reading Nicholas Sparks books.

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

Areas of interest:

House cat

In Memoriam: Sylvester (Silly), 1999 - 2015

Silly was adopted from the Animal Refuge League in 1999 and was an invaluable member of the SAH family until her passing in August 2015. Silly provided emotional support to clients, patients and staff members, and was always happy to settle herself in the lap of anyone in need of a dose of fuzzy purring love. Her loss is deeply felt by our entire team.

Guardian Angel

2/1/99 - 8/27/15

Pickle kitten


Please welcome the newest member of the Scarborough Animal Hospital Family, Pickle! Pickle was dropped at the animal hospital by a good Samaritan who found him all by himself, underweight and covered in fleas, in an area where a fox had been eating cats. He was about five weeks old when he joined us and since his arrival he has plumped up nicely (we took care of the fleas, too)! As an adult Pickle decided that he enjoyed the company of dogs more than people, so he generally prefers to stay out of sight in the back of the hospital, but once in a while he likes to come out front and make trouble!

Fuzzy Ruffian

DOB ~ May 2014

Areas of interest: food, crumpled paper, batting at things, being irresistably cute