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, a Yellow Lab, two guinea pigs and three rabbits. 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.
Middlebury College, BA; Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
Areas of interest: snowmobiling, hiking, birdwatching; also an incurable fan of the Boston Celtics!
Dr. Catherine Gagner
Dr. Gagner returned to Maine after receiving her doctorate from North Carolina State University in 2002. Her local ties include family on her mother's side and attendance at the University of Southern Maine in Portland and Saint Joseph's College in Standish.
Cate can frequently be found hiking and fishing in the White Mountains with her two dogs: Rosa, a Lagotto Romagnolo, and Henry, a Standard Poodle. She is currently attempting to obtain an AKC Rally Obedience Advanced title with Rosa and enjoys attending obedience classes with Henry. She is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Trout Unlimited, and the Audubon Society.
Saint Joseph's College, BA 1996
North Carolina State University, DVM 2002
Areas of interest: hiking, fly fishing and fly tying.
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.
University of Southern Maine, BA; Gordon Cromwell Theological Seminary, MA; Ross University, DVM
Areas of interest: reading, travel, spending time with family and friends, running and hiking
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 that currently includes one Yellow Lab, two guinea pigs and three bunnies.
Middlebury College, BA
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 haflinger horse Tank and quarter horses Twilight and Cash. Their dogs Stella & Oliver (French bull dogs), as well as their cats Savannah (Scottish Fold) and Carly (domestic medium hair) complete their furry family!
At Scarborough Animal Hospital Andrea has learned a variety of different skills over the 27 plus years she has been a team member! She enjoys working at SAH, especially with puppies, kittens and bunnies.
Areas of interest: Riding horses in Acadia National Park with family and friends; hiking with the dogs; spending time on the boat with family
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!
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 Pearl and Will.
Cindy has taught dog obedience classes at Saccarrappa Obedience Club in Westbrook for over 23 years. She has been a team member at the Scarborough Animal Hospital for over 40 years and still enjoys every aspect of her job!
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!
Areas of interest: fishing, camping, photography, and time spent with family and friends.
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 husband 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.
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 currently at York County Community College completing her Veterinary Technician degree. She is an avid horse lover and has several of her own at home. She competes with her horse Cash (quarter horse) throughout the year.
Areas of interest: horseback riding; horse shows and competitions; working with mares and foals
Cheri - Veterinary Assistant
Cheri joined the Scarborough Animal Hospital team in August 2016. She grew up in Scarborough and used to take her pets to SAH years ago. She currently lives in South Portland with her boyfriend Curtis, their chocolate lab Causeway (who LOVES to give kisses), and 2 cats, Oliver and Millie (who LOVE to cuddle). Although she's had a variety of different jobs over the years, Cheri found her calling when she entered the veterinary field in February of 2012.
The most rewarding part of her job is establishing relationships with the patients and their owners, and knowing deep down that we are doing the best for the health of each patient. The daily snuggles, smooches and licks are a plus too!
Areas of interest: being on or near the water, camping, snowshoeing, canoeing, singing karaoke, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
2/1/99 - 8/27/15
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!
DOB ~ May 2014
Areas of interest: food, crumpled paper, batting at things, being irresistably cute
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