- Techs/Assistants (cont.)
- Support Staff
Dr. Marta Agrodnia, D.V.M., DACVS
Dr. Marta Agrodnia is a board certified veterinary surgeon with 14 years of veterinary experience. Being board certified means that in addition to four years of veterinary medical school, she completed four additional years of training in surgery.
Dr. Agrodnia graduated from the University of Illinois in 1997, completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, performed two years of emergency surgical and medical practice prior to her surgical residency program at Michigan State University, and became Board Certified her first year eligible in 2004.
Dr. Agrodnia lives in Maine with her husband, four children, cats and dogs where she has provided orthopedic, neurosurgical, and soft tissue surgical expertise since 2007. Her commitment to every patient starts with an initial discussion with the referring veterinarian, thorough physical exam and owner consultation, excellent surgical practice, and complete recovery care. Every question and concern should be addressed prior to surgery being performed. Every owner should feel they are well cared for prior to, during, and after surgery until the recovery is complete.Next Bio >
Dr. Carol Wolff, D.V.M.
Carol Wolff developed her love for animals while growing up on a dairy farm in central Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Maryland, in College Park with a BS in zoology and went on to graduate school at the University of Colorado where she earned an MS in exercise physiology. After graduate school Dr. Wolff managed a hospital based ﬁtness center at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey Pennsylvania, but her passion for animals eventually led her to veterinary medical school in Madison, Wisconsin where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Post-vet school training included a rigorous internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine at the Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, New York. She practiced veterinary medicine in both New York City and Vermont prior to moving to Maine with her husband in 2000. Dr. Wolff works at the Animal Emergency Clinic to satisfy her love of emergency medicine. She also works once a week at the Ridge Animal Hospital in Sanford.
Dr. Wolff enjoys reading, yoga, Derby Lite (a roller-skating class), Punk Rope ( a jump roping class), cross-country skiing, running with her dogs and taking long walks with her husband, their 3 dogs and (in the summer) Ruby, their rescued Cockatoo. She also shares her house with 5 cats.Next Bio >
Dr. Heidi Breeze, D.V.M.
Dr. Breeze graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Agricultural Sciences and went on to graduate school at the University of Maine where she earned an M.Ed in Physics Education. From there she spent 2 years teaching physics at both the college and high school levels but missed working with non-human animals. Dr. Breeze received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2006. For the first 4 years out of school she has been working in General Practice, Shelter Medicine, and Emergency/Critical Care medicine. But has a special interest in emergency medicine and pain management. She has worked full time as an emergency veterinarian since 2010 and at the Animal Emergency Clinic full time since May 2011.
Dr. Breeze enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her dog, Maxwell Planck.Next Bio >
Dr. Carol Courtney, D.V.M.
Dr. Carol Courtney is a 1988 graduate of Rollins College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. After directing outdoor programs in Massachusetts for five years, she returned to the University of Massachusetts to take the prerequisites for the veterinary school, graduating summa cum laude. She received her D.V.M. in 1998 from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Courtney works full time at a local Veterinary Clinic and fills in shifts when she can to satisfy her interest in Emergency Medicine.
Her hobbies include; painting, surfing with her son, horseback riding with her daughters, and spending time with her husband and pets (2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 2 frogs and a horse).Next Bio >
Dr. Robert Wilson, D.V.M.
Tammy attended Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts where she graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Tammy returned to her home state of Maine after deciding to take some time off between schooling. She began working at Hollis Animal Clinic as a full time veterinary technician in 2000. Since then, she has been part of the technician staff of two other Southern Maine hospitals. In the fall of 2011, Tammy joined the staff at Animal Emergency Clinic.
When not emerged in animal medical madness, Tammy enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and long time boyfriend, as well as her friends and family. As soon as their home is finished, her family looks forward to expanding their collection of critters far beyond the four felines that keep them company!Next Bio >
Lisa M. Bolduc, LVT
Lisa graduated in 1981 at University of Maine, Orono with an Animal Medical Technology degree. She has been working in the emergency medicine field since 1984. Lisa started at a busy emergency clinic in Massachusetts after graduating and also spent a few years working in day practice. In 1995 she moved permanently to Maine and joined the staff at AEC.
Lisa shares her life with her partner and his daughter and their menagerie of pets. That consists of dogs, cats, goats, a horse, and a fat and happy little pony mule. Her free time is spent gardening, trail riding, and enjoying many other outdoor activities.Next Bio >
Amelia Bothel, LVT
Amanda Coolidge, LVT
Amanda Coolidge graduated from Mount Ida College with a B.S. in Animal Science in May of 2012. During her senior year she completed six clinical rotations, three of which were completed at Angell Animal Medical Center in the inpatient department, ophthalmology department and surgery department. Amanda started working at AEC in July 2012.
Amanda shares an apartment with her two brothers and enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies in her spare time.Next Bio >
Diana Dickinson started with us in April 2013. She attended Becker College in MA majoring in Animal Science. She subsequently worked at a day practice in VA Beach, VA, for two years before moving back to Maine in 2000. She has worked in emergency medicine since 2003, working for 9 years in Lewiston before moving to the Portland area. She enjoys working with animals and is especially fond of pit bulls, having worked with the breed for 15 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her pit bulls and 4 cats.Next Bio >
Linda Elliott, LVT
Marie Gordon, CVT
Marie Gordon has been working in the veterinary field for 15+ years. In 1997 she became a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in MA, and ran Destination Wild Again. She was on the Board of Directors of WRAM (Wildlife Rehabilitators of MA) and very involved in wildlife education programs. A certified technician since 2002, she has worked in several MA veterinary hospitals providing care for companion animals. In 2004 Marie accepted the position of Director of Healthcare for Helping Hands Monkey Helpers for the Disabled. She currently still holds this position, managing the medical care of 200+ capuchin monkeys. She is also working on her second degree a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at UNH. She joined the Animal Emergency Clinic in December 2011.
Marie has four grown children, four dogs, and lives with her partner Adam in Sanford, ME.Next Bio >
Leah Gorman, LVT
Lauren Johnson, LVT
Lynn Leary, LVT; Hospital Administrator
Lynn grew up in southeastern Massachusetts and attended University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating with a degree in Animal Science. She worked at a day practice in Massachusetts for one year before moving to Maine. She worked for nineteen years at a local day practice before joining the AEC team in 2003.
When not at AEC, Lynn can be found at home with her husband Tim and their eight children on the last dairy farm in Saco. She also has no spare time.Next Bio >
Marguerite Bowman, LVT
Marguerite graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire in 2009. She lives on Chebeague Island with a Great Dane/Saint Bernard mix, a Pomeranian, four cats and a fluctuating number of chickens.
Marguerite enjoys walking her dogs on the beach, riding her ATV, gardening and cruising around Casco Bay in her boat.Next Bio >
Rene Phillips, LVT
Rene grew up in a small western Maine town; she graduated from Vermont Technical College in 1998 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Rene moved outside Albany, NY to experiment with “city life.” She promptly returned to farm life in Vermont and then moved home to Maine. Rene works full time at a local veterinary clinic in southern Maine. She started working at the AEC as a permanent part-time employee in January 2004 after “Brillo” her Devon Rex cat (and love of her life) fell ill.
Rene and “Brillo” live with “Flash” a bearded dragon, her tolerant boyfriend, his barely tolerant tabby cat “T”, and a rescued Clydesdale mare, “Maddie.”Next Bio >
Ashley Roux, LVT
Ashley graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2011 and is now a licensed veterinary technician. She was lucky enough to join the Animal Emergency Clinic family in October 2013. Prior to joining the Animal Emergency Clinic she worked at a general practice and an emergency clinic in the Bangor area. Ashley especially enjoys the surgical aspect of emergency medicine. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors with her adorable mutt, Mollie and listening to vinyl records.Next Bio >
Lisa came to the Animal Emergency Clinic in October 2000 after three years at the Animal Refuge League. She started out splitting her time at the front desk and helping in the treatment area, and soon became a full time Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys the fast pace and unpredictable nature of emergency medicine.
Lisa attended USM and studied Biology. She has 5 cats, including 3 orphaned sisters she hand raised, and 2 dogs, Django and Norman. Norman and the cats have donated blood many times to patients in need. In her spare time she enjoys running, photography and spending quality time with her husband, friends, and family.Next Bio >
Meghan attended the Thompson School of Applied Science at the University of New Hampshire, and graduated in 1997 with an Associates Degree in Applied Animal Science. She then worked as a Veterinary Technician at 2 Greater Portland veterinary clinics. Meghan has worked part-time at the Animal Emergency Clinic since spring of 2008.
Meghan lives with her husband, 2 daughters, dog, 3cats and 2 rabbits. She enjoys family hikes and reading when she gets a quiet moment to herself.Next Bio >
James Scott has always loved animals; his entire life there’s been a part of his heart which was soft for our furry friends. It was because of this love that he began volunteering at Foxcroft Veterinary Services in the summer of 2005 before beginning his education at the University of Maine, Orono in the fall of 2006. While working on a farm in the summer of 2008, James found a job with Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brewer, Maine as a Veterinary assistant. James stayed until December 2012, at which point he started his work here at Animal Emergency Clinic, all the while working towards his Veterinary technology degree.
Outside of work, James likes to take a break from the fast-paced emergency room and spend his time with his partner, friends and his slightly over-weight (but healthy!) and very happy adopted cat, Tom-Tom. James is an avid reader and chai latte addict. (Starbucks preferred).Next Bio >
Jess Vallieres, LVT
Jess Vallieres graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2010 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and completed her bachelor’s degree in Applied Science with a minor in business administration in 2012. Jess worked as a veterinary technician at several companion animal veterinary hospitals before joining Animal Emergency Clinic in April 2013. Jess lives with a menagerie of rescues: Megaera, an American Bulldog mix; four cats, Alexandria, Grendel, Gaz, and Cheesecake; and two rats.Next Bio >
Bobbi-Jo joined the AEC in October 1997 as a receptionist. She moved to her current position as veterinary assistant in 1998. A Maine native, she holds an associate degree in Equine Management from SUNY Morrisville and a Bachelor of Accounting from USM. Bobbi-Jo can be seen working overnights on the weekends with her 2 canine companions in tow.
Bobbi-Jo has 2 dogs, Stanley and Mim, and 5 cats Max, Garth, Elizabeth, Icky and Julia. She enjoys spends her free time working around her house, volunteering at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cumberland, is Deputy Director of the Cumberland Animal Response Team, hiking and reading.Next Bio >
Clare joined the AEC support staff in October of 2004. She was previously employed by the Lewiston Emergency. Clare enjoys emergency work because it is a challenge and no two evenings at work are the same.
Clare lives in Portland with her Cocker Spaniel, Barnaby. In her spare time, she enjoys working around the house, walking Barnaby, reading, working out and cooking. She also takes care of her mother, Betty.Next Bio >
Julie joined the Animal Emergency Clinic in the summer of 2002 after working eight years in the special education field. One summer at the AEC, and Julie knew she was ready for a change. She has been full time at the clinic ever since.
Julie has four children & three grand-children. Her home hosts one dog and three cats. Julie enjoys downhill skiing, photography and tries to take advantage of Portland’s Arts by going to plays and concerts when time allows.
Working at the AEC has been an incredibly rewarding experience and Julie is grateful she was given the chance to get her foot in the door.Next Bio >
Pam joined the AEC staff in the spring of 2006 after being at the Animal Neurological Clinic for eight years. Pam has over 30 years of experience in the medical field but prefers the veterinary setting. She grew up in Gorham and now resides in the neighboring town of Windham with her six cats and two dogs.
When not working at the clinic she can be found working on house or yard improvements. She also enjoys cooking, reading, working in her yard and is always finding new spots for more perennial flowers.Next Bio >