Karen Richter-Hall graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine in 1977 and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simmons College, Boston in 1981. While applying to Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as a laboratory technician at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, as a veterinary technician at The Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, and as an assistant herdsman at a dairy farm in Hardwick, Massachusetts. In 1993, she graduated from Tufts with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Returning to Maine, she has practiced veterinary medicine at several hospitals in the greater Portland area including; The Veterinary Centre of Cape Elizabeth, Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic in Portland and most recently at the Freeport Veterinary Hospital. In 1997, she became certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has been offering veterinary acupuncture to her patients to treat a variety of ailments, including arthritis and pain management. In the summer of 2008, she left Freeport to start her own practice in her hometown of Pownal. Her husband is named Tom, and they have two beautiful young boys, Parker and Mason. They share their home with their dog; Gordon, as well as two stray cats named Jack Hamster and Henry Gravel.
Chelsea Gray joined the staff at Pownal Veterinary in October of 2012. Chelsea studied veterinary technology at Great Bay Community College in Stratham, New Hampshire, and has accumulated many years of experience since completing her studies. Chelsea is an outdoorswoman, and especially likes to hike and camp with her dog; Billy. We recognized right away that she would be a great addition to our hospital, and we are sure that you will think the same!
Ann Soule has joined us at Pownal Veterinary Hospital. Ann is a local girl, having grown up in Freeport in a family that includes both farmers and fishermen! Ann lives in Pownal with her husband Wally and daughters Elizabeth and Nora. The Soule family also includes a dog named Trixie, a cat named Ashley, as well as cows, a horse, chickens and other animals on their family farm, known as "Remember When Farm". The Soules sell the freshest eggs and produce, as well as their own cheese.
Katie McGee has returned for the final stretch of classroom training at the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island. Go Katie! Originally from Gardiner, Maine, Katie is a graduate of Cornell University. She is a smart, hard-working and compassionate person who is going to be an excellent veterinarian. We hope very much to see her back at Pownal Veterinary Hospital!!
And this is Charlie - a sweet, little friend of ours!