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Meet Our Team

In an effort to provide comprehensive veterinary care for many types of animals across Monmouth, ME, and the surrounding areas, at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic we have two teams, one dedicated to large animals and the other caring for small animals. All of our staff members are highly experienced and committed to providing animals with the loving, compassionate care they deserve!
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Large Animal Vets

Charmaine "Charlie" Brown, DVM

Charmaine “Charlie” Brown, DVM, owner of Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, is originally from Nebraska. Dr. Brown graduated from Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She joined Annabessacook shortly thereafter, becoming a partner and developing the practice into what it is today. She is an accomplished equine and small animal surgeon who is also focused on the latest in modern equine medicine. Dr. Brown also owns KDM Farm, an equine reproduction facility. Aside from Maine, she is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Florida and Nebraska. When Dr. Brown is away from the clinic, she enjoys riding her horses or scuba diving in the warm waters of the sunny tropics.

Karilyn Bonney, VMD

Karilyn Bonney, VMD joined the equine team in September of 2011. She is originally from Wayne, Maine and has been enjoying practicing veterinary medicine in her home state since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary medicine. Karilyn’s focus is in equine medicine with a concentration on dentistry and ultrasound. She shares her spare time with her husband, Jim, and daughter, Marlee. She enjoys horseback riding and being outdoors.

Meghan Flanagan, DVM

Dr. Flanagan is a 2010 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She specializes in food and fiber animal (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, etc) medicine. She enjoys ultrasound work as well as farm animal preventative care and surgery. When not working on dairy and beef cows in the area, she and her husband spend their time enjoying the outdoors in a variety of activities as well as gardening at home. They are happily settled in Livermore with their dog, cats, and flock of sheep.

Kelsey Hilton, VMD

Kelsey is a Maine native who grew up on a small farm in Starks where her family raised Hereford cattle, sheep, and horses. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and practiced in central Maine before joining Annabessacook in 2015. She has broad interests, from dairy production work, goat medicine, camelid, and small ruminant care to equine internal medicine and ultrasound. She loves cows and horses, and spends her free time riding her warmblood mare, hiking, canoeing, and skiing.

Rita Neat, DVM

Dr. Neat is a graduate of Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her DVM as well as her Master’s Degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in swine. When she joined Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, she fulfilled her dream of joining the rest of the Neat family in the magical state of Maine. Her primary species interest is in ruminant medicine/surgery, but her passion is applying evidence based medicine to benefit all creatures great and small. Her absolute favorite part of veterinary medicine is resolving a difficult dystocia with healthy babies on the ground, especially when the weather is terrible. When she is not in the clinic, she likes to forage for mushrooms and other edible plants, read library books, and climb to the top of mountains.
Madgi Niedermeyer, DVM

Wynnie Angus, VMD

Wynnie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary veterinary interest is horses, despite her last name! However, she also likes working with sheep, goats, and cows. She is originally from Richmond, Virginia, but is now happily settled in Maine. She and her husband reside on a rapidly growing farm, where they enjoy spending time with their horses, dogs, cats, sheep, goats, and chickens.

Large Animal Staff

Kristie Hutchinson, Receptionist/Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kristie is a veteran at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, with experience in various positions in her tenure here at the clinic with her special touch in phlebotomy. She started as the sole Licensed Veterinary Technician for the three-doctor practice in 1990, and as the practice grew and developed into two distinct departments for Small Animal and Farm Animal clientele, she became the Large Animal Office Manager. She grew up riding horses through high school and competed briefly in the SUNY college circuit. Kristie has grown up with cats at her side throughout her childhood, but over the years she has turned to Dog Agility as a family sport with their Border Collies, Sofee, Apollo, and Midge. Kristie also opened a home-based business in 2002, “K’s Custom Embroidery” in Readfield, which specializes in unique and personalized embroidered garments and gifts. She also established a dog agility club in 2010 and enjoys playing with her dogs and her agility family, Agility Central of Maine. Kristie enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Mark, and their family snowshoeing, 4-wheeling, camping, gardening and kayaking, and in the quieter moments scrapbooking their family adventures.

Emily Johnson, Receptionist

Emily is a life-long animal lover who settled in Monmouth about 15 years ago and started at the clinic in summer of 2020. She has two young sons, Jameson and Alex, who are following in her footsteps and love living on the farm! She has had horses her entire life and currently has 3, along with a rescue donkey, cows, goats, chickens, pigs and has a new found love of peafowl! In the spring and summer, she spends time with her family at cookouts, and hanging with the calves and piglets. During the winter, Emily and Mac (her quarter horse mare) have found that skijoring is a fun way to play their way through the cold months and training at Popham beach with friends is a blast!

Mel Merchant, Receptionist

Mel came back to ABC as a receptionist in September 2016. She was a large animal technician from 2004-2013. Mel lives in New Sharon and spends all of her time away from work traveling the eastern half of the US barrel racing her two mares Pooh and Belle, with her faithful German Shorthaired Pointer Remington (Remi) in tow! Competing in IBRA National Finals in Cloverdale Indiana, and NBHA World Finals in Perry Georgia-the sky is the limit! There are also two youngsters joining the party…Steele a yearling, and Lilly a weanling. In late fall Mel also enjoys hunting and during the winter Mel and Belle compete in Skijoring.

Felicia "Boo" Whitten, Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Boo joined our equine team in February of 2012. Boo is a native of Winthrop and has spent 11 years in the Army reserves. She also had two bachelor’s degrees. She currently works at R.T. Farms in her spare time. In her even sparer time, she enjoys hunting, boating, deep sea fishing, and riding her motorcycle. Boo shares her life with an adorable puppy named Chunk who befriends everybody; two kitties, Audie and Murphy; two bunnies, Cadbury and Fluffernutter; two chinchillas, RK and Ruby; and three horses, Tude, Rayne, and Sheba.

Beth Drouin, Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Beth is a native of Monmouth and studied at the University of Southern Maine. She has been a major part of our equine team since 1998. At the clinic, you can find her running lab work and assisting the surgical team and any number of medical treatments. Beth lives with her husband, Chad, and their two children, Trent and Addison. They have a dog named Baylee, a kitty named Lisbon, two guinea pigs (Ellie and Ruby), and a miniature horse named Charlie. Beth and her family are very busy with sports. Their son Trent plays baseball and basketball. Addie enjoys the animals, basketball, and softball. In her spare time, Beth enjoys riding, spending time with her family, and traveling (especially on when Chad plans the trips).

Kayla McKay, Veterinary Technician

Kayla is a Maine native that has spent the past 14 years in Florida pursuing her love for Dressage. While in Florida she attended Stetson University, became a Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer, and managed a large dressage barn. She has recently returned to Maine to spend more time with her family and get a much-needed break from the heat. She joined the team at Annabessacook in Jan 2021 and has enjoyed working with everyone. Outside of work Kayla spends her time training her mare Rapunzel and hanging out with her dog Lucy. 

Marissa Castonguay, Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Marissa began working with us as a large animal technician in 2013 after graduating from UMA Bangor. She enjoys working with all animals but has a special interest in horses. In her spare time, she loves spending time outside and being with family and friends. She and her husband Derek have a small farm with a wide variety of animals. From a hedgehog, to several horses and many others in between, they are always improving upon and enjoying their backyard farm.

Small Animal Vets

Karen Lipovsky, DVM

Karen joined the Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic family in the summer of 2007 and has been focusing on small animal surgery, dentistry, and ultrasonic imaging. Exotic animals, such as rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets, are a group of animals she also enjoys working with. She is a 2006 graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and grew up in Maryland, but she has been relishing the beautiful region of central Maine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Lipovsky can be found performing in or watching a performance in Cumston Hall, or singing with the Maine music Society in Lewiston, kayaking, or jogging along the winding side roads with her husband, John. Her home is kept busy with her 16.5-year-old dog, Butternut, who doesn’t know she’s old enough to drive!

Barbara Perkins, DVM

Dr. Perkins has practiced farm animal and small animal medicine in Maine since graduating from Cornell University in 1983. She is focusing on dogs and cats at our clinic, providing a range of services from routine wellness exams, scheduled surgeries, and internal medicine work-ups to specialized surgeries such as tumor, anal sac, and thyroid gland removals as well as gastrointestinal tract surgery. Dr. Perkins and her husband live on a small farm in Leeds. They have two children, Walker and Emily. Dr. Perkins spends her free time caring for the animals at home including two dogs, four cats, a small flock of sheep, a small herd of beef cattle, laying hens, and broilers. Dr. Perkins also enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and ski-joring. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm in keeping your four-legged best friends healthy!

Karin Wilson, DVM

Karin is glad to be rejoining Annabessacook after many years away, mostly working in emergency medicine. She moved to Maine from upstate New York after graduating from Cornell University in 1999. Her major interests are still acute care medicine and surgery, but she is very happy to be back to a mix, with well pet care during daylight hours. On her days off, she enjoys cooking, gardening, skiing, skating, ice-boating, and hiking. She is currently helping her boyfriend rehabilitate their 33-foot steel sailboat

Rita Neat, DVM

Dr. Neat is a graduate of Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her DVM as well as her Master’s Degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in swine. When she joined Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic, she fulfilled her dream of joining the rest of the Neat family in the magical state of Maine. Her primary species interest is in ruminant medicine/surgery, but her passion is applying evidence based medicine to benefit all creatures great and small. Her absolute favorite part of veterinary medicine is resolving a difficult dystocia with healthy babies on the ground, especially when the weather is terrible. When she is not in the clinic, she likes to forage for mushrooms and other edible plants, read library books, and climb to the top of mountains.

Small Animal Staff

Heather Urquhart, Receptionist

Heather is our Inventory Manager and she is also a Receptionist. Heather communicates with our product vendors to provide savings for the clinic and subsequently for our clients. Heather makes special orders of products not in stock at the clinic for our clients, and she addresses concerns and questions between our clients and our doctors. She has four pets: Dominick, a terrier/poodle cross; Shakes, a shiba inu; Purrsephonie, a bengal; and Beans, a tuxedo cat.

Gina Vashon, Receptionist

Gina is always available to answer questions and offer suggestions for you and your pet regarding scheduling and treatments at the clinic. Gina lives with her two dogs: Dawson, a beagle mix, and Parker, a dachshund mix, as well as her two cats, Calvin and Antonio. Gina enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Mindy Wood, Receptionist - Monmouth, ME

Mindy Perry, Veterinary Technician

Mindy joined Annabessacook’s team of receptionists in 2019. She has spent the last 18 years working as both a small animal and large animal technician. Having this experience proves to be invaluable as the person clients see first and last on a daily basis. Mindy spends her free time with her two black labs, Remington and Ruger. In her spare time, Mindy enjoys horseback riding, camping, and being outside.

Naomi Caswell, Receptionist

Naomi joined the receptionist team in February 2019. She lives in Gardiner with her husband; three dogs, Sammy, Charlie and Mandy; and three cats, Emma, Maggie and Willow. In her spare time, she loves to bake and knit. She also enjoys Sunday hikes with her father, his dog, and her dogs.
Patti Pratte, Animal Assistant - Monmouth, ME

Patricia Pratte, Animal Assistant

Patty owned a farm for 20 years, working with horses, cows, pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens, and geese. She attended Gorham College and U. of Maine, then became a substitute and assistant teacher for eight years. She was also a stay-at-home-mom and an interior and exterior painter. Patty even owned and operated Genesis Gym and Fitness Center for eight years. Outside of her diverse work background, she enjoys gardening, antiquing, reading, playing with her dog, and spending time with her children and granddaughter. As her previous work shows, she loves animals of all sorts. Her tradition of having animals continues, with several cats and large dogs, Brinkley the Great Pyrenees and Wolfrik the Hovawart (also a big dog!).

Larissa Michaud, Veterinary Technician

Larissa joined our team in the spring of 2021. She is currently pursuing her associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Larissa grew up in Leeds and now resides in Greene with her two young sons, dog and 2 cats. She enjoys spending time with her family and making memories.

Molly Meader, LVT - Monmouth, ME

Micah Meader, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Micah graduated from the UCB vet tech program in 2007. His career started in Alaska, where he worked for five years. He moved back to Maine in the summer of 2011. He worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Lewiston before joining us in 2017. Micah’s large fur family consists of two wonderful dogs and six sweet cats, all of which keeps him quite busy and entertained. He often says he couldn’t imagine working anywhere else!

Ashley Emery, Veterinary Technician

Ashley is currently a senior at St. Joseph’s College where she is majoring in medical biology/pre-vet. She also plays collegiate soccer and softball while working on her degree. She will be applying to Vet schools in the fall to start the journey towards her dream career. She started working at Annabessacook Vet Clinic this summer and has enjoyed getting to know her co-workers and the people around the area! In her down time, she likes to fish, golf, hike and hang out with family, friends and her two dogs Harley and piper.

Shelby Fraser, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Shelby started working at Annabessacook Veterinary in May 2014. She is a graduate of The University of Maine in Bangor Veterinary technician program. As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she brings a sense of humor as well as calm to all the situations and animals she encounters. She spends her free time with her husband and two children. Shelby is the proud owner of Groot the Brute, a very special white boxer, and her cat, Missy.

Gail Manson, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gail started in our small animal clinic in January 2017. Gail worked at the emergency clinic in Lewiston Maine for 6 years before joining our team. Gail lives with her daughter, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and many chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, fitness, paddle boarding, and family time.

Charity Cram, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Charity has worked with us in the past but took a job at the Small Animal Emergency Clinic in Lewiston for a few years before rejoining our veterinary technician team in 2015! Charity has a variety of pets from cows and horses, to dogs and cats, to chickens and goats. Charity went to the University of NH for college. Charity enjoys riding her horses with her three children, and her husband Chris is very supportive of their habit!

Renee Turcotte, Veterinary Technician

Renee started as a vet tech in Alaska and her family led her back to Maine, where she grew up. She and her boyfriend have a blended family with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. As well as 4 dogs, 2 horses, a cat and a bunny. She enjoys being outdoors with her family, going kayaking, fishing, hiking, and riding their horses or motorcycle.

Our team looks forward to working with you and promoting happy, healthy lives for your animals. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!
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