The Vet and Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth

207 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Supporting Staff

Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth - Veterinary Technician Richele Grenier Chatto Richele Grenier Chatto (LVT) - Richele has always had a passion for animals but her passion for veterinary medicine came from volunteering at Animal Care and Protective Services in Jacksonville, FL. She has a B.A. in biological anthropology from Drew University and recently earned her A.S. in veterinary technology from the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor. In her free time, Richele enjoys movies, travel and spending time with her husband, their dog Molly, and their cat Smoak.

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth - Veterinary Assistant Kelly LaRochelle Kelly Larochelle (CVA)- Kelly started working at VRCCE in January 2015. She graduated from the University of New England in 2012 with a BS in Medical Biology. She then received a career diploma for Veterinary Assistant from Penn Foster. Kelly loves outdoor activities, she grew up camping, hiking, fishing and swimming in the White Mountains. She also enjoys watching movies, reading a good book and baking.

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Veterinary Assistant Kristin Harmon

Kristin Harmon (CVA) - Kristin has been a veterinary assistant at VRCCE since April 2018. She recently became a CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant), and is currently working towards her license to become an LVT. She went to University of Southern Maine where she received a B.S. in Biology focusing on veterinary medicine. Since working in the veterinary medical field, she has developed special interests in laser therapy, physical rehabilitation and anesthesia. Overall, she loves working "hands-on" with the patients and educating the clients to help their pets receive the best care possible. Outside of VRCCE, Kristin lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and their four pets: 2 dogs and 2 cats. She and her husband both coach and play ice hockey on a very regular basis. Her other hobbies center on fitness, especially running, circuit training, and hiking.


Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Cara Martell Cara Martell - Cara is a dedicated animal advocate who recently earned her Veterinary Assistant degree. When she is not here she can be found volunteering at Saco River Wildlife Center and generally doing all she can to help animals in Maine. She and her father have been volunteering together for wildlife and animal welfare since she was a little girl. She lives at home with a hedgehog, three dogs, two cats and 15 chickens.


 veterinary and rehabilitation center of cape elizabeth , marketing and digital management, Robin Elliott Robin Elliott - Reception, Marketing and Digital Management Robin returned to VRCCE in 2016 and she is so happy to be back and to be working with this wonderful staff! With a BA in English Lit and Creative Writing, she combines many years of experience in the veterinary world with her love of both animals AND people. She can be found most days at the front desk, working on Social Media and Marketing for the practice, ready with a smile and a dog treat to help you keep your pets healthy and happy!

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Abby Letourneau future veterinarian

Abby Letourneau - Abby has joined us again this summer for more experience in the world of veterinary medicine. This will be her Senior year at Hartwick College in New York where she is studying Biology in preparation for applying to Veterinary School. Abby grew up in South Portland with many pets including her current pets Angus the cat, Molly Madison the golden and beautiful Lula Mae (pictured). 

 Nikki Doyle - Nikki was born and raised in Buxton, ME. She graduated with high honors from Bonny Eagle High School and studied Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Maine.  She has worked in a variety of areas of the veterinary field for over 15 years, ranging from small animal to equine practice. What she loves most about this field is learning something new every day, and being able to help animals and people on a daily basis. Outside of VRCCE, Nikki loves spending time with her family. She is very active with her son's baseball and hockey teams where she currently serves on the board of directors for Casco Bay Hockey. She lives with two dogs (a Dane and a Brussels!), two guinea pigs (the girls) and one very large orange cat.                                                      

Randi Austen - Randi has been with the practice since 2006. Always a friendly face at the front, Randi keeps us all in order.


 Nancy Freedman-Smith Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape ElizabethNancy Freedman-Smith CBATI CDBC - Owner of Gooddogz Training, Nancy joined the Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth in the summer of 2016 and offers a variety of wonderful dog training classes here in the clinic and at several local locations. She also works with the staff to help reactive dogs overcome their fear of vet visits.
Nancy is a Certified Behavior Instructor for reactive dogs. She was a part of the New England Border Collie Rescue team for 10 years where she wore many hats, including Policy Board Member and Behavioral Consultant.

Nancy has also been involved with Pet Therapy for 14 years and was a key member of Helping Hounds, where she regularly visited Boston Children's Hospital and Spaulding Rehab with her dog, Dina.

With her hands-on parenting experience, Nancy is uniquely qualified to assist families in training and child-proofing their dogs. She encourages children to be part of the dog's life and daily care and has a special interest in training the whole family to train the dog. Children are welcome in class, as long as people and dogs remain safe. Upon request, private sessions can be uniquely tailored to incorporate your children. Nancy is also involved with the Safe Kids Safe Dogs Project(tm), a program that educates school children about appropriate behavior around dogs.

In October 2016, Nancy was hand picked to be a mentor for Victoria Stillwell's new training school. She looks forward to helping the next wave of trainers succeed with positive training.

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