The Vet and Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth

207 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


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Veterinary Nurses

Veterinarian in Cape Elizabeth, AAHA accredited veterinary hospital near South Portland veterinary clinic near Scarborough veterinarian serving the greater Portland communities


Jessica Libby Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth veterinary nurse licensed veterinary technician

Jessica Libby, Veterinary Nurse - 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 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 Kelly Larochelle Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Kelly Larochelle - Veterinary Nurse  Kelly was born and raised in Maine and has always had a love for nature and the sciences. She graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Biology in 2012, and graduated from Penn Foster College with her Associate’s in Veterinary Technology in 2020. Kelly will be sitting for the VTNE in the near future. She has worked in Veterinary hospitals since 2012, and has dedicated her working life to animals. She has a soft spot for senior citizen pets, and a special interest in pet nutrition. In her free time you can find her hiking with her black lab, Presence, baking AMAZING goodies, playing video games, or curled up with a good book and a cup of tea.


Elise Rose Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth pet health professional Elise Rosa - Veterinary Nurse


Liz Clifford -Vet. Assistant - Originally from New Jersey, Liz and her family moved to Cumberland when she was 9, and she quickly fell in love with horses and the countryside. After graduating from Greeley High, Liz attended Centenary University in New Jersey where she earned her BS in Equine Studies. Since returning to Maine she has enrolled in the Veterinary technician degree program at YCCC.  Liz loves soccer, horses and all things pet related.

Support Staff             

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Kristen Horrigan (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 also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, art and film, and is a Halloween enthusiast. 


 veterinary and rehabilitation center of cape elizabeth , marketing and digital management, Robin Elliott Robin Elliott - Client Relations Manager, Reception, Digital Management and Marketing Robin returned to VRCCE in 2016. 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 Community outreach for the practice, ready with a smile and a dog treat to help you keep your pets healthy and happy!


Michael Donovan Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth and Henry the Bichon Frise

Michael Donovan - Receptionist                  

Michael is so excited to be working at Vet and Rehab in Cape Elizabeth. He has many years of veterinary reception experience and a lifetime of Customer Service experience. Michael is active in theater, volunteers with Make A Wish Foundation of Maine, and is a proud Papa to Henry, his 12 year old Bichon.


Tara Simopoulos - Reception Tara and her family moved to Cape Elizabeth in 2010 from Toronto, Canada and instantly fell in love with the beautiful coastal town. After having a very successful career in advertising, she took the helm of the Cape Courier in 2016 and has been helping to foster a spirit of community and togetherness in Cape Elizabeth ever since. Whether she is coaching a sports team, being an integral member of one of the school’s Parent Associations or joining the Community Services Advisory Board, she loves being an active community member and is excited to join another integral part of Cape’s community, VRCCE. Tara lives with her husband, two teens and her beloved rescue chihuahua, Keke.

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones - Reception/New Client Liaison 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.