The Vet and Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth

207 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


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Amanda Whitney LVT Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth veterinary nurse licensed veterinary technician

Amanda Whitney (LVT) - Amanda graduated from University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a degree in Applied Animal Science specializing in Small Animal Care and Veterinary Technology. She has been a veterinary Nurse since 2014 with special interests in cytology, labwork, animal behavior and Feline Clinical Care. She recently moved to Maine with her 3 cats, Maddox, Madeline and Malcolm, and we are so happy to have her join our staff. When she is not at work, she is staying in shape running and weight lifting, and enjoys concerts and travel.


Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Dorothy Smith Veterinary Nurse Michela Butts (LVT) - Michela got her Bachelors of Science from Mercy College in 2015 and her Certification in South African Wildlife and Conservation AVIVA-SA in 2013 in Limpopo, South Africa. Being an adventurer at heart, she also took a Neuroscience Course at American University in Antigua, and a course in Animal Health Research at New York Medical College. She now resides in the Portland area with her handsome husband and beautiful new baby, as well as a dog named Ankles and her two kitties, Walter and Kiwi. 


Veterinary Nurse Jessica Libby Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Jessica Libby - Vet. Assistant   Jessica graduated from Wheaton College in 2006 with a degree in Psychobiology and she is currently pursuing her online degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. Jessica has a special interest in veterinary dentistry, a passion for caring for wildlife, and hopes to become certified in wildlife rehabilitation in the near future.  Jessica has dedicated her life to animal welfare, with over 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine, and she is also a talented artist! She paints, sings, plays several musical instruments, and participates in local theater. 

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Abby Letourneau future veterinarian

Abby Letourneau - Vet. Assistant  Abby has recently graduated from Hartwick College with a B.A. in biology. She is an aspiring veterinarian who hopes to get accepted into veterinary school in the upcoming year. Abby loves working and gaining experience in the veterinary field and loves seeing and helping animals every day. 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), and puppy Walker.  Outside of VRCCE, Abby can be found hiking and running with Lula Mae and coaching her favorite sport, lacrosse. 


Grace Byrne - Vet. Assistant  Grace graduated from Bishops University in Quebec with a BA in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Classical and Religious Studies. She is currently working on her Veterinary Nursing degree through Penn Foster. With a Veterinarian for a mother, Grace grew up in the veterinary world with lots of pets in her life. She has been riding horses since she was three years old, and currently has three horses, a cat and a rabbit.  Outside of work, Grace shares her love of animals by volunteering at the MSSPA Equine Rescue in Windham.

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Kristen Horrigan-Fleming (Practice Manager) - Kristen graduated from University of New England in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology. She joins VRCCE with experience in compassionate animal care having owned and managed a professional pet care service including canine obedience/behavior training and Veterinary Technician medical training. Kristen is an AKC certified obedience trainer and Pet First Aid and CPR certified. She loves her three dogs and a Maine coon cat that are all full of personality. Kristen and her wife Carol also enjoy traveling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, art and film, and are both Halloween enthusiasts. 


 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! She lives near the coast with her wife Laura and the many elderly dogs they rescue. 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 Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones - Reception/Office Mgmt  Tamara has been living in Maine for 12 years and has been working in the veterinary community for almost as long. She received her degree in English and Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine. After a brief break she is extremely happy to be back, working with such an awesome crew at Vet and Rehab. She loves being a part of this community and helping pets and their people! She also enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and trivia.


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Nicole Beetle - Reception and Sustainability 

Nicole is new to Cape Elizabeth and looking forward to getting to know the people and animal residents through VRCCE. A dog-loving person with experience watching, walking, and providing foster care, she's very happy to work in an animal friendly environment! Nicole is an environmental scientist who's worked on sustainable fisheries and is completing her thesis research for a master's degree.

Emmy Austen - Reception/Vet Assistant Emmy grew up in Cape Elizabeth where she attended CEHS. After graduation, she moved to Annapolis and graduated from St John's College with a BA in Classics. She also studied Acupuncture in NYC at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and returned to Cape Elizabeth in spring of 2013. Emmy has many ties to VRCCE. Her mom, Randy Austen, has been part of our family here for many years, and Emmy and Randi have brought their pets here since Emmy was a little girl. Emmy lives near her parents in Cape, with her wonderful daughter and 3 frisky cats.




 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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