Dr. Darren Richards achieved his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 graduating magna cum laude. He earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Animal Science/Preveterinary Studies from the University of Maine at Orono. Dr. Richards is a native of downeast Maine and graduated from Machias Memorial High School in 1994. He is a member of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has three dogs (Sophie, Spooky, and Neuty) and one rabbit (Cocoa). His favorite pastimes include camping, reading, four-wheeling, weight lifting, and mixed martial arts.
Dr. Alison Pease achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2010 graduating as class valedictorian. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a concentration in veterinary medicine from the University of Maine at Orono in 2006 graduating as class salutatorian. Dr. Pease grew up in southern Maine and graduated from Thornton Academy in Saco in 2002. While Dr. Pease has no pets at this time, she hopes to acquire some very soon! In her free time she enjoys reading, being active outdoors, spending time with her family, and watching sports. While her favorite team is the University of Maine men’s hockey team, Dr. Pease also loves watching the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics.
Anne DeWitt achieved an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Maine in 2001. She has been a practicing veterinary technician since that time. Anne currently resides in Madison with her family and her cat, Sapphire. Anne enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and playing with her daughter. In the winter she enjoys snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
Lori Atwood grew up in the Madison/Anson area. She achieved an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Maine in 2004. Lori has worked as a veterinary technician in the surrounding area since graduation. She currently resides in North Anson with her husband, son, daughter, and German Shorthair Pointer, Chester. She enjoys cooking and four-wheeling.
Kathy Ametti has lived and worked as a licensed veterinary technician in Maine for 22 years before joining the staff of the Madison Animal Hospital. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Newbury College in Massachusetts. She lives in Skowhegan with her family, five adopted cats, and a West Highland Terrier. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, exercising, and watching baseball.
Trisha Neal achieved her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Maine in 2007. She currently resides in St. Albans with her husband, two boys, dog, two cats and two horses. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, and skiing.
Sharon White has been a receptionist at the Madison Animal Hospital since opening day (Feb. 1, 2006). She really enjoys working for her son (Dr. Richards) and spending time in Madison with her grandson, Otis. Sharon comes to Madison Animal Hospital after nineteen years with Bangor Hydro Electric Company. She makes her home in Jonesboro with her husband Terry. In her off time she enjoys camping, four-wheeling, and spending time with family.
Judy Smith grew up in Anson and is the receptionist and kennel nurse for our boarding animals. Judy operated a doggie daycare in Oakland before moving back to the Anson area. She currently resides in Anson with her husband Craig and two dogs, Brady (a Labrador retriever) and Teddy (a Chihuahua). In her spare time she enjoys working on her new home, snowmobiling, hiking, and four-wheeling.
Pam Kint, receptionist, lives in North New Portland with her husband Terry, two Chinese Cresteds “Dover” and “Wurrm”, five rescue cats, one cockatiel, and three chickens. She moved here four years ago from Maryland where her two sons and three grandchildren reside. Pam previously worked for a veterinary clinic in Maryland for twelve years as an office manager and veterinary assistant. She enjoys quilting, reading, four-wheeling, and fishing.
Kerri Kinney came to the Skowhegan area about 5 years ago but her interest in grooming started long before then. Ten years ago, Kerri started grooming with another groomer, gaining skills and experience. Last year she was able to complete her requirements to receive her grooming certificate. In her spare time Kerri enjoys the outdoors with her two children and her two border collies, horseback riding, gardening, and outdoor photography.
Colby Tranten, our kennel assistant, is currently a senior at Madison High School. He lives here in Madison with his family, his two cats, and his pug Teddy. Colby enjoys track and field, fishing, and kayaking.
Peyton Smith is our animal health assistant. She was born and lives in Cornville Maine. She grew up with both large and small animals. Other than taking care of animals, her favorite things to do include reading, horseback riding, and outdoor sketching. When through with her schooling, she plans to become a veterinarian.