Welcome to Madison Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Madison ME

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (207) 696-5200!

Madison Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Darren Richards has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Madison veterinarian.

At Madison Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Richards Richards
    Owner and Veterinarian

    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/Pre-Veterinary 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 Medial Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has a dog (Roma) and one cat (Blackberry). His favorite pastimes include camping, fishing, four-wheeling, reading, weight lifting, and mixed martial arts.

  • Dr. Chelsea Mullen
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Chelsea Mullen earned her Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. In addition to general practice, she has interests in shelter and emergency medicine. Dr. Mullen was born and raised in Michigan, but fell in love with Maine at an early age and promptly moved to Bangor after completing her degree. She currently resides in Madison with her two dogs, Stegosaurus and Oberon, and two cats named Ichabod and Chet Manly. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, and the dogs, exploring Maine. Dr. Mullen has a passion for photography, half-finished craft projects, reading and Jimmy Buffett music.

  • Dr. McEwen McEwen
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Melanie McEwen earned her doctorate from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2016. Prior to veterinary school she received her bachelors degree in Animal Science/Veterinary medicine from the University of Maine at Orono. She grew up in Old Town, Maine and currently lives with her husband and their lab (Butters) and cat (Trinity). In her free time she enjoys cooking and baking, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Anne DeWitt
    Practice Manager and Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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 and became Practice Manager in January 2013. Anne currently resides in Madison with her family and her cats, Sapphire and Tommy. She enjoys reading, cross-stitching, attempting crochet and spending time with her family. She is involved in a sign language choir called Singing Hands of Harmony where she performs for local nursing homes, churches, and other groups.

  • Lori Atwood
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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 her two basset hounds, Bruno and Bailey; a German Shorthair Pointer named Chester and a black tiger cat named Franklin. She enjoys cooking and four-wheeling.

  • Kathy Ametti
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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, and three adopted cats. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, exercising, and watching baseball.

  • Cassidy Burbank
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cassidy Burbank is from Lexington Township where she lives with her family on their farm with horses, chickens, and her two black labs, Rockii and Dozer. Cassidy is currently in school studying veterinary technology. In her free time, she enjoys coon and coyote hunting with her family and friends along with their dogs, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and spending time with her boyfriend.

  • Pam Kint
    Customer Service Representative

    Pam lives in North New Portland with her husband Terry, a sweet chihuahua named Widget, a cat named TaaTaa and a cockatiel. She moved here eight years ago from Maryland where her two sons and four grandchildren still 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.

  • Sarah Mumma
    Customer Service Representative

    Sarah Mumma lives in Skowhegan with her husband and their children and her menagerie of pets, which includes 3 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, fish, hermit crabs, and 10 parakeets. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer at the assisted living facilities making crafts with the residents. She enjoys making crafts of her own and selling her creations at craft sales.



Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The staff at Madison Animal Hospital go above and beyond. My 2 to boxer wasn't eating or keeping anything in her system for a couple days. They got her in immediately and we quickly determined she needed surgery as her intestine has collapsed on itself. I felt they took care of her like their own. They called me immediately after surgery to update and were amazing!"
    Cheryl B.
  • "My dog ,Lily, recently went in for an exam and vaccinations. I felt she had a very thorough exam and her prognosis was well explained to me. I was also able to ask questions about another animal prior to adopting which was very helpful. Thank you to the entire staff for being so pleasant and helpful."
    Shonya D.
  • "Great place to take your pets they are all very helpful and caring. can't say enough good things. Wish I could give more than 5 stars."
    Peter G.
  • "Plenty of parking. No delays, placed in a room immediately. The veterinarian and an assistant came to the room right away, introduced themselves, and began examining their patient. They seemed thorough and explained every step as they progressed. When done, I paid the bill - considerably less than the estimate - and left. Everything about the place came across as competent and efficient."
    Tho M.


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8:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.





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